Name: Cristina DEUTSCH
Citation Recommendation: Deutsch, Cristina. ‟From childʼs psychology to psychiatry. Magical and pathological cases: Tony Morrison, Beloved”. Synthesis, no. XXXIV-XXXV, 2007-2008, pp. 119-132.
Title: FROM CHILDʼS PSYCHOLOGY TO PSYCHIATRY. MAGICAL AND PATHOLOGICAL CASES: TONY MORRISON, BELOVED
Even from the first paragraphs of her well-known novel, Beloved, Toni Morrison introduces us in a space that can be characterized as magical, or maybe even beyond what we call “traditional” magic: “124 WAS SPITEFUL. Full of a baby’s venom”.1 The house, this territory inside which the action is taking place belongs to Sethe, an ex-runaway slave escaped from the plantation where she was working, “Sweet House,” more than twenty years ago.