(9.) Apres-coups, deferred action, retroaction, and afterwardsness are all related translations of Freud's term, Nachtraglichkeit, meaning delayed or belated understanding, or the later pathogenic effect of earlier traumatic experience, Sigmund Freud, and Josef Breuer (1895), Studies on Hysteria, Standard Edition, Volume 2, James Strachey (ed), Vintage, henceforth SonH
in the essay.
In the case history of Lucy R., for instance, upon the pressure of his hand, 'a picture gradually emerged before her' (SonH, p183).
3, The Pelican Freud Library, Harmondsworth, Penguin, 1974, p354; henceforth SonH.