Translation, Transference, and Other "Tender in the Night"
The patient was a child in my hands. In some respects the power gained was not unlike that obtained over a wild beast except that in one case the domination would be due to fear, while with my patient as a rule it would be the desire to please me and to merit my approval from the effort she would make to gain her self-control. I have at times been depressed with the responsibility attending the blind influence I have often been able to gain over the nervous women under my influence.
Thomas A. Emmett Incidents of My Life
If I were to write up a treatment report . . . I would not do it in the time-honored fashion, by "narrating" . . . the transference of the . . . analysand alone, but by restaging both transferences. Luce Irigaray,
Madame K. has rights
Mr. K. has rights
Daddy has rights
Mummy has rights
Only the gemlet has none.
But she has the name.
[Let us not forget it, Dora.]
Portrait du Soleil