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La Madeleine de Janet, ou comment s'écrit l'expérience de l'extase

Abstract : Madeleine Lebouc, Janet’s famous ecstatic patient, was supposed to exemplify a case of “psychasthenic madness”, between hysteria and obsessive disorders. She left more than 2 000 pages of both spiritual and clinical self-description. Starting from the recent historiography of the case by Jacques Maître who identified the true woman behind Madeleine, this paper takes a fresh look at the way Madeleine’s mystical writings and “mental condition” might be even more closely connected than previously thought.
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Pierre-Henri Castel. La Madeleine de Janet, ou comment s'écrit l'expérience de l'extase. Savoirs et clinique - Revue de Psychanalyse, 2007, 8, pp.211-216. ⟨10.3917/sc.008.0211⟩. ⟨hal-03477088⟩



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