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Larry, a Lonely Long-Distance Runner

Daniel M. Ogilvie

in Fantasies of Flight

Published in print January 2004 | ISBN: 9780195157468
Published online April 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199894024 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195157468.003.0020
Larry, a Lonely Long-Distance Runner

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Flying fantasies originates from a desire to recapture feelings of being the object of the devoted care and attention of the mother. These images are expressions of latent, impossible-to-verbalize yearnings for the reestablishment of a subjective sense of self that was acquired during a period of core-relatedness with a devoted caretaker before trouble set in. This chapter discusses the case of Larry, whose mother committed suicide when he was four years old.

Keywords: flying fantasies; flight; maternal separation

Chapter.  3673 words. 

Subjects: Cognitive Psychology

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