Lissa Weinstein examines the thematic and structural elements of stories written by adults about middle childhood and how these elements open a window into how the cognitive and affective shifts of latency are internalized and memorialized.
These stories are works of mourning for the relationship with the parents and the childhood self, but more importantly, attempts to transform the inchoate experience of latency through the retrospective creation of a coherence that was initially absent.
New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute
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