Ο αυτοβιογραφικός λόγος της Μαργαρίτας Καραπάνου και η ψυχοδυναμική των σχέσεων μητέρας-κόρης
Please note: this article is in Greek. Autobiographical discourse in Margarita Karapanou and the psychodynamics of the mother–daughter relationship: This paper examines, on the basis of the recent publication by Margarita Karapanou, Life is wildly impossible (2008), the psychodynamics of the relationship between mother and daughter. Our primary objective in this paper is to explore, through the autobiographical and diary form of Karapanou’s narrative, the manner in which the absence or abandonment by the mother figure during the stage of infancy influences the psychic, and consequently the creative, self of the writer. Moreover, the paper focuses on the imaginary representations of this mother-daughter relationship, as we encounter them in some of her earlier works: Cassandra and the wolf (1974), Mummy (2004) and Perhaps? (2006). This paper also attempts a concise comparative study of the way in which the mother-daughter relationship is represented in the work of Karapanou’s mother — Margarita Limberaki (The Trees, 1945 and The Straw Hats, 1946, as well as her correspondence with her daughter published in You love me not. You Love me, 2008). The purpose of this comparative study is to analyse the amphidromic relationship between mother and daughter and the manner in which it has translated into literary output.