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Mio figlio mi adora

Mio figlio mi adora

Foreign rights sold:
Brasil (Metafora editora)

The idea of the family as “navel of the world” is now all the more rampant, despite appearances and despite those family patterns that seem to have been expanded and questioned. Under the unconven- tional gaze of the author, even apparently different patterns show the attraction to a sort of “normality” guaranteed by a “claustrophilic” bond with the children. The world is thus sucked into the family, that becomes a hyper-satisfying and all-inclusive unity in which one tends to fulfil all needs, even those that are anthropologically referred to the relationship with the outside world, with the group and the community. With her sharp critical analysis, the use of case studies drawn from her profession and a broad spectrum of references ranging from the Bible to psychoanalysis, from literature to cinema, from law to chronicle, the author analyzes the various forms in which this model is expressed, through a wide variety of phenomena: the “maternal” obsession and the symbiotic relationship, the family “claustrophilia”, the Pygmalion parent, the difficult fate of fatherhood, the “social” inertia of the child. Laura Pigozzi breaks the suffocating rhetoric of the family and that of a certain type of motherhood and parenting that afflict us so perva- sively, showing how “the true parentage is to have received from one’s parents the opportunity to leave them.”

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Year of publication: nuova edizione 2019

Published in: Milano

Number of pages: 208

Price: 15

ISBN: 9788874527793

Foreign rights manager: Maria Leonardi

Premi: Premio internazionale \

Mio figlio mi adora

Laura Pigozzi

Laura Pigozzi, psychoanalyst and singing professor, deals with the relationship between psychoanalysis and modernity with particular reference to women and families. Among her recent books Voci smarrite. Godimento femminile e sublimazione (Antigone, 2011), Chi è la più cattiva del reame? Figlie, madri, matrigne nelle nuove famiglie (et al., 2012 and also published in France by Albin Michel) and Adolescence zero (nottetempo, 2019)

Other translations:
Adolescenza zero