On Freud’s “Creative Writers and Day-dreaming” On the one hand, it explores the origins of daydreaming and its relationship to the play of children; on the. “Writing is a little door,” Susan Sontag wrote in her diary. “Some fantasies, like big pieces of furniture, won’t come through.” Sigmund Freud. Sigmund freud creative writing and daydreaming summary – Compose a timed custom essay with our help and make your teachers startled Instead of wasting.

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This was an important article in which Freud responded to the questions introduced in “Psychopathic Characters on the Stage” a [].

fteud It is contemporary with the “Gradiva” essay and was to be continued in numerous texts that discussed artistic creation, such as “The Uncanny” h and “Dostoyevsky and Parricide b [].

The condensed and theoretical nature of Freud’s statements here summarize ideas he was to present elsewhere in his work.

Creative Writing and Daydreaming by Sigmund Freud

He begins with an idea that Donald Winnicott would later take up concerning the link between childhood freuc and creation — in this case, literary creation. The game is defined as a “daydream” and extends into adolescence in “fantasies.


The link with literary creation takes place through popular literature, whose heroes are always victorious after they have undergone various trials. The pleasure of reading is defined as essentially narcissistic. The hero is always His Majesty the Ego and the “psychological” novel differs from the adventure novel only in that the ego is split into “partial egos” that are represented by freative various heroes aand conflict.

The social novel, however, makes the ego an outside observer. The novelist’s literary capacity is supported through the echoes that real events or folkloric sources awaken in his or her childhood memory.

The creator allows the reader to participate in his fantasy world through the formal techniques he exercises, which provide a source of pleasure. This frees a deeper source, enabling the reader to “enjoy his fantasies without scruple and without shame. Applied psychoanalysis and the interaction of psychoanalysis; Creativity; Literary and artistic creation; Fantasy reverie ; Reverie; Writerss.

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Creative Writing and Daydreaming by Sigmund Freud

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