Catalan Review

Trauma and Schizophrenia in Primera Soledad and la Clau Que Obri Tots Els Panys by Vicent Andrés Estellés

Catalan Review (2012), 26, (1), 163–182.

Abstract

It is the intention of this article to consider elements of the work of Vicent Andrés Estellés from the perspective of trauma studies. Critics have already identified the creative schizophrenia employed by this poet as a defense mechanism against the repression of the Franco age. Our focus, however, will center on the additional psychological blow caused by the death of his first child in infancy in 1955 which inspired two tortured but outstanding collections, La clau que obri tots els panys and Primera soledad, written contemporaneously but unpublished until 1971 and 1988 respectively. In their representation of life during the Dictatorship these works display all the major attributes identified by major authorities on the topic (Freud and Klein); though in this case the familiar element of schizophrenia is accentuated by the differing languages (Catalan and Castilian) employed, an effect that the poet alleges was unconscious. The article will explore the implications of this psycholinguistic split in terms of ethics and aesthetics.

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