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Author: Jeremy Tambling

Not only did Sigmund Freud know literature intimately, and quote liberally from literatures of several languages, he has also inspired twentieth-century writers and philosophers, and created several schools of criticism, in literary and cultural studies. Freud was not just practising psychotherapy on his patients, helping them in difficult situations, but helping them by studying the unconscious as the basis of their problems. This book deals with Freud and psychoanalysis, and begins by analysing the 'Copernican revolution' which meant that psychoanalysis decentres the conscious mind, the ego. It shows how Freud illuminates literature, as Freud needs attention for what he says about literature. The book presents one of Freud's 'case-histories', where he discussed particular examples of analysis by examining obsessional neurosis, as distinct from hysteria. It analyses Freud on memory, in relation to consciousness, repression and the unconscious. Guilt was one of his central topics of his work, and the book explores it through several critical texts, 'Criminals from a Sense of Guilt', and 'The Ego and the Id'. The book discusses Melanie Klein, a follower of Freud, and object-relations theory, while also making a reference to Julia Kristeva. One of the main strands of thought of Jacques Lacan was the categories of the Imaginary, the Symbolic, and the Real, as well as paranoia and madness, which are linked to literature here. The book finally returns to Freud on hysteria, and examines him on paranoia in Daniel Paul Schreber, and the psychosis of the 'Wolf Man'.

Clive Scott

Senatspräsident Daniel Paul Schreber zu sehen ist mit einer Spinne in seinem Schädel [. . .] auf diesen Stich geht vieles von dem, Figure 11.5 209 4003 Baxter-A literature:Layout 1 9/9/13 13:03 Page 210 ‘Prose’ and photography was ich später geschrieben habe, zurück, auch in der Art des Verfahrens, im Einhalten einer genauen historischen Perspektive, im geduldigen Gravieren und in der Vernetzung, in der Manier der nature morte, anscheinend weit auseinander liegender Dinge. (2003b: 243–4) (At the time Tripp gave me a present of one of his engravings, showing the

in A literature of restitution
Narrative, affect and judgement in and across the Lolitas
Matthew Pateman

claim it is. Using the example of Daniel Paul Schreber’s Memoirs of my Nervous Illness , Lyotard asks questions of the proper name Fleschig, who was Schreber’s analyst. For Lyotard, the name Fleschig, under the influence of Schreber’s delirium is subject to a ‘ dividuation ’. 55 This means that propositions that ought to be incompossible in relation to the ‘subject’ Fleschig are rendered compatible

in Incest in contemporary literature
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Hysteria, paranoia, psychosis
Jeremy Tambling

Autobiographical Case of Paranoia (Dementia Paranoides) (1911), Freud’s ‘attempt at an interpretation’ of the Memoirs of Daniel Paul Schreber: Denkwürdigkeiten eines Nervenkranken (1903; literally, Great Thoughts of a Nervous Patient). Schreber (1842–1911), a judge in Dresden, and a man of ‘strict morals’, was born in Leipzig; his father, on whom Freud comments, was Dr Daniel Gottlob Moritz

in Literature and psychoanalysis
Caryl Churchill’s Identical Twins as neo-avant-garde (radio) drama
Pim Verhulst

’s other works for the medium were all billed as either ‘a play for radio’ or as ‘a dramatisation’ in the case of Schreber’s Nervous Illness (1972), based as it is on Daniel Paul Schreber’s Memoirs of My Nervous Illness ( Denkwürdigkeiten eines Nervenkranken , 1903). 2 The term ‘duologue’ is quite common in theatre, usually denoting a dramatic performance that is limited to two speakers, for example in the case of a telephone conversation as we find it in Jean Cocteau’s La Voix humaine (1930). Yet its deviation from the more typical ‘radio play’ is noteworthy and

in Tuning in to the neo-avant-garde