“Comme ça pour le plaisir…”
“Comme ca pour le plaisir…” is a quotation taken from The Little Prince of Antoine de Saint - Exupéry that in a few words summarizes the subjects I want to discuss. Is there only pleasure in creative activities? How much creativity is related with painful parts of our inner world? More in specific: has writing to do with separation issues? In the first part of my paper I will try to answer to the above questions exploring some psychoanalytical concepts, their relationship with creativity and in particular with writing. I will therefore deepen Sigmund’s Freud’s notion of sublimation, Donald W. Winnicott’s concept of transitional object and Melanie Klein’s ideas about reparation of destroyed internal objects. In the second part of the paper, instead, I will talk about the Edizioni Pulcino Elefante that is a unique case of creative writing and publishing house. I will also propose some examples of the exhibitions I have organized where the work and the books of this publishing house have been showed. ...