A Dream That Interprets Itself

Author(s) : Otto Rank, Editor : Robert Kramer, Translator : Gregory C. Richter

A Dream That Interprets Itself

Book Details

  • Publisher : Karnac Books
  • Published : 2023
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 120
  • Category :
  • Catalogue No : 97104
  • ISBN 13 : 9781800132054
  • ISBN 10 : 9781800132

Reviews and Endorsements

‘Otto Rank’s A Dream That Interprets Itself is a tour de force by a thinker who radically rethought Freud’s model for dream analysis. Bringing all of his cultural and literary sophistication to bear, Rank examines something very rare in the early psychoanalysis, a dream from a member of the working class, a governess in a wealthy family. Such analysis provides not only innovative insight into the internal processes of the dreamer but into her sense of the world which she inhabits. A shining translation by Gregory Richter of a major milestone in the psychoanalytic literature of the first generation.’
Sander L. Gilman, author of Are Racists Crazy? How Prejudice, Racism, and Antisemitism Became Markers of Insanity

‘Otto Rank – one of the founders of global psychoanalysis – became, alas, “vilified, ignored, or simply forgotten”. Happily, due to Robert Kramer’s passionate and meticulous scholarship and Gregory Richter’s superb and fluid translation skills, English-language readers now have the privilege of enjoying Rank’s much-overlooked text, which provides us all with immense insight and understanding of dreams and the human mind.’
Professor Brett Kahr, Senior Fellow, Tavistock Institute of Medical Psychology, London, and visiting professor of psychoanalysis and mental health at Regent’s University London

‘A young woman amused by her eccentric dream asks Otto Rank to interpret her dream. She is not a patient, not neurotic, and has little interest in psychoanalysis. Rank uses her dream to prove the validity of Freud's theory. The result is a remarkable and exceptionally multi-layered, highly intricate text with an insightful introduction by leading Rankian expert Robert Kramer.’
Professor Aner Govrin, Director of Psychoanalysis and Hermeneutics Doctoral Track, Bar-Ilan University

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