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 used to be tested, this booklet recovers the cultural and highbrow historical past hooked up to this brilliant association and locations it along the London Bloomsbury workforce, the Paris Surrealist circle, and the Viennese fin-de-siècle as a very important bankruptcy within the historical past of modernism. Taking us from international warfare I Berlin to the 3rd Reich and past to Nineteen Forties Palestine and Nineteen Fifties New York—and to the influential paintings of the Frankfurt School—Veronika Fuechtner lines the community of artists and psychoanalysts that all started in Germany and persisted in exile. Connecting pursuits, varieties, and issues akin to Dada, multi-perspectivity, and the city adventure with the idea and perform of psychoanalysis, she illuminates issues targeted to the Berlin psychoanalytic context comparable to battle 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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1 (2004): 54–76. thirteen. global warfare I replaced the connection among psychiatry and psychoanalysis in Germany. whereas it reinforced the popularity of psychoanalysis, it additionally ended in a extra direct and extreme pageant for the ultimate authority on theories of struggle neurosis and for newly on hand welfare assets. Greg Eghigian has confirmed that the German social welfare procedure used to be essentially reorganized after global warfare I. New teams for struggle veterans and widows emerged and expressed their desire within the newly constructed language of blameless victimhood. As i'll argue afterward, public medical health insurance physicians like Alfred Döblin held an immense mediator functionality in channeling nation welfare and assurance funds to psychoanalysis instead of psychiatry. See Decker, Lerner, Eghigian, and Whalen. 14. Makari, 236. The bankruptcy on Berlin is titled “A New Psychoanalysis. ” 15. Abraham to Freud, October 19, 1919. sixteen. For a biographical essay on Oscar A. H. Schmitz, see the 3rd quantity of his diaries edited through Groddeck biographer Wolfgang Martynkewicz: Oscar A. H. Schmitz, Durch das Land der Dämonen. Tagebücher (Berlin: Aufbau, 2007). 17. Friedrich, seventy three. 18. Brecht, 38. The historian Anson Rabinbach relates that Reich’s 1930 speech “The Sexual distress of the operating lots” provides the “median element” among his Viennese and Berlin sessions, a rejection of social democratic theories and a flip towards a extra politicized, innovative sexual reform stream, which he for this reason applied in Berlin. Anson Rabinbach, “The Politicization of Wilhelm Reich,” New German Critique 1 (1973): 90–97. 19. lots of those analysts’ biographies are available in Mühlleitner’s impressive Biographisches Lexikon der Psychoanalyse. one other very important resource for the background of the Berlin Institute is the magazine Luzifer-Amor, which often good points articles within the box and committed factor quantity thirteen (1994) solely to the subject. Notes to Introduction╇╇|╇╇183 The Sexpol flow used to be in response to Reich’s concept that sexual drives have been controlled and regulated in a capitalist society and translated right into a dedication to psychoanalytic-politic perform. Reich and his collaborators provided sexual and reproductive counseling via political companies in the course of the urban. I in brief speak about Reich’s exclusion from the psychoanalytic flow in bankruptcy three. Lou Andreas-Salomé’s psychoanalytic writings and her huge correspondence with Anna Freud are actually obtainable. Klemann has extra lately defined Andreas-Salomé’s full of life psychoanalytic perform in addition to the bias it was once met with by means of different analysts as a result of her popularity as a author and as a chum of Rilke and Nietzsche. See Manfred Klemann, “Die psychoanalytische Praxis der Lou Andreas-Salomé,” Luzifer-Amor 35 (2005): 109–129. See additionally Lou Andreas-Salomé, Das zweideutige Lächeln der Erotik, ed. Inge Weber and Brigitte Rempp (Freiburg: Kore Verlag, 1998), and Daria A. Rothe and Inge Weber, Lou Andreas-Salomé—Anna Freud Briefwechsel (Göttingen: Wallstein Verlag, 2001).

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