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matricidal

adjective Referring to the killing of one’s mother.
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As William Faulkner began to publish novels in the United States during the mid-1920s, the ambitious young writer from Mississippi was faced with the specter of a female-dominated literature headed by women whose writings were obsessed with their own mortuarial and matricidal version of anxiety of influence.
If the pleasure principle dictates that audiences be protected from any shock to the system that "the really new" might occasion, then the seemingly new would have to adopt the guise of the safe and familiar, thereby in Freudian terms "infantilizing" the public, or in the terms of a matricidal logic, "feminizing" it.
Her understanding of the forces that shaped '20s New York culture is best revealed when she discusses the shift from a feminine focus in culture to what she calls a matricidal one.
Aretha Van Herk's "Instructions from Our Mothers: A Loving Matricide" enjoys the dubious distinction of being a splenetic little masterpiece of verbal bellicosity boiling over with volcanic matricidal wrath.
About 30 b&w photographs accompany the tales of bank robbers, matricidal brothers, and other murderers who got away scot-free.
She now put the "Victorian matriarch" in her place, as indicated by over sixty pages of index reference, with a chilling "see also matricidal impulse.
62) These oedipally configured aesthetics slam the door on the revelation of the subtending matricidal unconscious, an unconscious that yet informs the resurrectional aspects of the new critical dogma of transcendence.
Plus, Em's matricidal ramblings are beyond the pale even for hip hop; gangsta rappers, like their celluloid counterparts, will consistently take hiatus from issuing colorful death threats to pay homage to dear old mom.