The Imp of the Perverse: what drives a man to his self-destruction?

The Imp of the Perverse is a short story written in nonfiction form by Edgar Allan Poe. We discuss the various self-destructive impulses that can come to take possession of man, all embodied as a symbolic metaphor of the so-called “ genius of perversion “: the narrator describes this sprite as the agent who tries to make peopleContinua a leggere “The Imp of the Perverse: what drives a man to his self-destruction?”

Dreams: journeys to discover ourselves

The word “dream” derives from the Latin somnium , derived from somnus and is a psychic phenomenon linked to sleep, in particular to the REM phase, characterized by the perception of images and sounds recognized as apparently real. The study and analysis of dreams induce to recognize a type of mental functioning having laws and mechanisms different from the consciousContinua a leggere “Dreams: journeys to discover ourselves”