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Tender Is the Night: romantic tragedy or the tragedy of boundary violations?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19507451     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In the author's reading, Fitzgerald's Tender Is the Night (1934) is a sustained investigation of the incest taboo and of the psychological pressures that can lead to its collapse in the clinical situation. This novel allows the reader privileged entry into the "case" of a clinical boundary violation in a way that no scientific paper can permit. Drawing on Chasseguet-Smirgel's (1976) concept of the illness of ideality, the author uses this novel to demonstrate why none of us is safe from the possibility of erotic involvement with a patient.
Sybil Houlding
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Psychoanalytic quarterly     Volume:  78     ISSN:  0033-2828     ISO Abbreviation:  Psychoanal Q     Publication Date:  2009 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-06-10     Completed Date:  2009-06-18     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0226661     Medline TA:  Psychoanal Q     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  533-58     Citation Subset:  IM    
Western New England Institute for Psychoanalysis, New Haven, Connecticut, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Ethics, Medical
Literature, Modern*
Physician-Patient Relations / ethics*
Psychiatry / ethics
Psychoanalytic Therapy / ethics

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