Berlin Psychoanalytic: Psychoanalysis and Culture in Weimar Republic Germany and Beyond (Weimar and Now: German Cultural Criticism)

By Veronika Fuechtner

One hundred years after the Berlin Psychoanalytic Institute was once verified, this ebook recovers the cultural and highbrow heritage attached to this bright association and areas it along the London Bloomsbury team, the Paris Surrealist circle, and the Viennese fin-de-siècle as a very important bankruptcy within the heritage of modernism. Taking us from global battle I Berlin to the 3rd Reich and past to Nineteen Forties Palestine and Fifties New York—and to the influential paintings of the Frankfurt School—Veronika Fuechtner lines the community of artists and psychoanalysts that begun in Germany and endured in exile. Connecting routine, kinds, and topics corresponding to Dada, multi-perspectivity, and the city adventure with the idea and perform of psychoanalysis, she illuminates subject matters certain to the Berlin psychoanalytic context reminiscent of warfare trauma, masculinity and femininity, race and anti-Semitism, and the cultural avant-garde. specifically, she explores the lives and works of Alfred Döblin, Max Eitingon, Georg Groddeck, Karen Horney, Richard Huelsenbeck, count number Hermann von Keyserling, Ernst Simmel, and Arnold Zweig.

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Zweig heavily monitored the therapy, which, after an preliminary satisfied section, took an unforeseen flip while his son determined to give up college to pursue a profession as an electrician. Zweig wrestled with the truth that his son wouldn't keep on with in his footsteps and turn into a writer—or not less than his secretary. fifty seven In April 1934, Zweig himself all started research with Ilja Schalit, who like Brandt was once educated by way of Eitingon in Berlin, and who had labored with Simmel on the psychoanalytic health facility Schloß Tegel. In a letter to Freud, Zweig wrote, “Dear Father Freud, i'm going once more into research. I can’t put off Hitlerism. ”58 instead of fueling his paintings, his myth exhausted itself in sadistic struggle imagery. Over the subsequent The Berlin Psychoanalytic in Palestine╇╇ |╇╇ 129 years, Zweig broke off the research a minimum of thrice, but he consistently again to Schalit’s sofa. fifty nine He saved Eitingon, who looks to have helped out sometimes with casual conversations, proficient concerning the development and problems in his research. In June 1940, he defined physiological indicators that he interpreted as just like the sooner phenomenon of his “eye camera”: “For a couple of days i used to be feeling fairly undesirable; after laborious myself whereas swimming I had nice bouts of vertigo. yet I used them for research and advanced significantly. How do you're keen on the formulation for childish narcissism: every thing has to revolve round me? ”60 Zweig was once fascinated with the metaphorical chances of psychoanalysis and often sought interpretations from his interlocutors Freud and Eitingon. He truly anticipated his analyst Schalit to maintain his good friend Eitingon up to date on his research, in particular concerning the paintings on his resistance, which looked as if it would Zweig to be the the most important factor during this therapy. sixty one now and then he misplaced persistence: “At a few element there needs to be an finish to research, and if one can’t develop into a harmonium, one may to boot turn into a disharmonium. ”62 Eitingon in flip entrusted Zweig along with his personal low issues. The career of France in 1940 rendered him determined and not able to write down: “The infinitely unhappy photograph that France, which we believed we knew and enjoyed, now provides is tough to understand. yet nonetheless my imaginative and prescient of items and of the end result hasn’t replaced, all this in some way belongs to the heavy cost that needed to be paid. yet it’s not easy to hold the load of the in-between. ”63 As sporting this burden through the years appeared much less and no more tied to a country of being in-between, and the mum tongue in their consumers shifted increasingly more from German and Russian to Hebrew, the psychoanalysts of the PPA discovered the recent language, whereas Arnold and Beatrice Zweig selected to stay in an more and more smaller Germanspeaking international. The correspondence among Zweig and Eitingon unearths that Zweig was once perceived as a huge psychoanalytic interlocutor through the individuals of PPA. sixty four Zweig was once invited to wait PPA conferences, for instance, while the previous Berlin psychoanalyst Theodor Reik got here to lecture on masochism. sixty five Eitingon despatched Zweig present psychoanalytic courses and initiated Zweig’s examine of the works of Karl Abraham, the founding father of the Berlin Psychoanalytic Institute.

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