Psychoanalytic Filiations: Mapping the Psychoanalytic Movement

Author(s) : Ernst Falzeder

Psychoanalytic Filiations: Mapping the Psychoanalytic Movement

Book Details

  • Publisher : Karnac Books
  • Published : 2015
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 416
  • Category :
    Psychoanalysis
  • Catalogue No : 34201
  • ISBN 13 : 9781782200147
  • ISBN 10 : 1782200142

Reviews and Endorsements

‘One of the very foremost Freudian scholars, Dr Ernst Falzeder continues to publish resounding contributions to the understanding of psychoanalytic history. Based on years of pioneering archival research, the present collection of essays is indispensable for anyone seeking a more accurate and deeper understanding of Freud and his legacy than that which is currently available in the conventional secondary literature.’
— Patrick Mahony, Professor Emeritus, Université de Montréal; Supervising and Training Analyst (Ret.), Canadian Institute of Psychoanalysis; author of Freud and the Rat Man

‘Dr Falzeder offers the reader his immaculate scholarship, which makes him a psychoanalytic archaeologist in addition to an Austrian Sherlock Holmes, discovering psychoanalysts and patients who have been lost, forgotten, ignored, or shunned. Always fascinated by ideas, he shifts his focus from the microscopic to the macroscopic, providing a unique overview. I particularly appreciate Falzeder’s rare, impartial perspective. With that, he sheds new light on the tumultuous history of psychoanalysis, especially with respect to the historical role of Eugen Bleuler and aspects of the Freud–Jung relationship.’
— Axel Hoffer, MD, Training and Supervising Analyst, Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute; Associate Clinical Professor in Psychiatry (part-time), Harvard Medical School

‘Over the last twenty-five years, Ernst Falzeder has represented the crème de la crème of psychoanalysis’s historians, setting the standard for a rigorous and creative rethinking of that field. His unparalleled depth of knowledge, his meticulous and astonishing archival explorations, and his incisive scholarship have deeply influenced a generation of scholars. Now with this collection of brilliant, absorbing essays, the secret is out. For anyone interested in the field founded by Freud, this book is not to be missed.’
— George Makari, author of Revolution in Mind: The Creation of Psychoanalysis and Director of the DeWitt Wallace Institute for the History of Psychiatry, Weill Cornell Medical College

‘Those who care about the history of psychoanalysis are already hugely indebted to Ernst Falzeder’s incomparable labours of editing and translating the Abraham - Freud Correspondence, the Ferenczi - Freud Correspondence, and Jung’s seminars on children’s dreams. In this book, the fruits of his encyclopaedic knowledge of the history of the psychoanalytic movement are gathered together, demonstrating not only how ingenious his scholarly detective work is, but also how wise and even-handed his reflections are on the complex interactions of secret and public lives, and of the life-changing enmities and pragmatic alliances, that make up that history. Falzeder’s map of the web of psychoanalytic filiations has been justly famous for over twenty years; here, finally, the map is unfurled for us with all its detail and significance.’
—John Forrester, Professor of History and Philosophy of the Sciences, University of Cambridge

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