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Seeds of core psychoanalytic concepts. On the courtship letters of Sigmund Freud and Martha Bernays
Journal Title: PSICOANALISI 
Author/s:  Ilse Grubrich-Simitis 
Year:  2013 Issue: Language: Italian 
Pages:  19 Pg. 11-29 FullText PDF:  420 KB
DOI:  10.3280/PSI2013-001002
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The letters exchanged between Sigmund Freud and Martha Bernays during their engagement from 1882 to 1886, is the most extensive and most intimate Freud correspondence. In the first part of the essay Ilse Grubrich-Simitis shows that these early letters, including those written by Martha, already contain seeds of core psychoanalytic concepts as well as of the psychoanalytic method. In the second part two portraits emerge into the light: Martha Bernays takes the stage for the first time, while a fascinatingly novel and complex image of the young Freud is revealed.
Keywords: Sexuality, dream, conscious and unconscious, auto-analysis

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Ilse Grubrich-Simitis, Seeds of core psychoanalytic concepts. On the courtship letters of Sigmund Freud and Martha Bernays in "PSICOANALISI" 1/2013, pp. 11-29, DOI:10.3280/PSI2013-001002

   

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