Georg Groddeck’s “The Book Of The It” is a key text in the history of psychoanalytical thought and the investigation of human sexual compulsion. Configured as a. BOOK OF THE IT, THE Groddeck’s Book of the It, first published in by the Georg Groddeck, psychanalyste de l ‘imaginaire: psychanalyse freudienne et. Groddeck, Georg. . The first medical book which he put into my hand–I was at that time still a lad at the Gymnasium–was the empirical teaching of Rademacher .

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No matter, I will tell the story again. Well, it is an indubitable scientific fact that man is formed by both man and woman, although in thought and argument we ignore this as we do many another simple truth.

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Yet she has twice married men of whom she knew in advance that they could beget no children. Meriem Hamza rated it it was amazing May 08, Am I then to grumble thd God’s world? On one solitary occasion I managed to overhear the two girls while they were at their favorite occupation of telling stories.

Oct 17, Whoof added it. Groddeck’s Book of the Itfirst published in by the Internationaler Psychoanalytischer Verlag, was a great success.

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Unlike our sick culture’s view of This book was written nearly ninety years ago, and yet it still avant garde. Vincenzo Continanza rated it it was amazing Feb 02, You will chide because once more Or am making merry over mothers, but how else can I help myself? His capacity for faith is shaken at its foundation, and a choice hroddeck two possibilities for him is always more difficult than for other people.


These are quite common.

The book of the it

May I tell you yet another little story? Contains a new introduction by Ashley Montagu.

Configured as a series of confessional letters, the book posits the “It” as the unconscious force which Authorized translation of Das Buch vom Es by Grorg. Psychoanalytic Letters to a Friend V. But to which of them shall he hold? You yourself have often wondered how I managed to rid myself of the monstrous thing, without operation, without treatment, without iodine or thyroid. I will tell you later, if you like, what the word lacrima signifies to me.

Certainly we attempt to hide all this, but it is clearly there, and if we pay attention we observe it, only we fail to notice in other people those signs that tell so much because we do not want to perceive them in ourselves.

And this is another strange thing: Now I think we shall gain a great deal by following the suggestion of a writer who, from personal motives, vainly asserts that he has nothing to do with the rigours of pure science. He wrote the letters grooddeck and sent them to Freud, whose response was very encouraging “Their style is fascinating; their tone musical, clever, and impertinent”.

Attanasio rated it it was amazing Sep 08, Views Read Edit View history. This same phenomenon, that there is something within us which puts on at will the appearance of any possible degree of age, you may observe also in children. Her gait resembles that of a pregnant woman; when she sees a suckling babe her own breasts swell, and if her friends conceive, her abdomen also becomes enlarged.


She gave her affection to a school friend called Alma, and, what was terribly hard to bear, she taught our little childish sadistic games to this new friend and shut me out from them. It is not that we forget those three first years, only the remembrance of them is shut out from our consciousness; in the unconscious it goes on living, and continues to be so active that all we do is fed from this unknown treasure-heap of memory: In a talk called Who is it who knows there is no Ego?

And here I must certainly remind you that a university calls itself Alma Mater. The mother made a pet of her and up to the time of her death, tried to win her daughter’s love, but in that daughter only hatred survives.

The Book of the It is written in the form of an epistolary novel.

I have wandered dangerously far from my subject, but I venture to hope that out of your personal regard for me, my dear, you will give a second reading to letters so involved as this one. Sicuramente grodfeck che venga apprezzato da tutti per i temi trattati: