The story "The spinners", by the Grimm Brothers, is crisscrossed by issues relative to the mother-daughter relationship. It begins with a mother who demands her daughter to obey her and to be like her; it continues with the Queen-mother who has the phallus and can give it to her (money, nobility title, a Prince...); and finishes with the three women who give her -as wedding gift- the possibility of having a different access to femininity than that of her mother. The happy ending places the heroin of the tale next to the Prince, where she takes the place of the girl-phallus, with the promise that her beauty will shine forever. It could be said that we have to believe in fairytales! Marina Frangiadaki is a psychoanalyst in Athens and Crete, AP, Member of the ECF and the NLS. She takes part in the Centre of Psychoanalytic Research in Athens. She is a member of the Editorial Board of the Greek magazine "Fort-Da". Edition: Vanessa Sudreau and Omaïra Meseguer.
The three spinners
By Marina Frangiadaki
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8:15 minutes | Audio in | Recorded 29.10.2014