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Karl Abraham
Life and Work, a Biography




ISBN 9781782201847
Published December 20, 2015 by Routledge
472 Pages

 
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This book provides the reader with rich evidence of the very contemporaneity of Karl Abraham, reminding the reader of his unique clinical contributions to such diverse areas of concentration as the psychoses, depression, and the pre-oedipal.

Table of Contents

Series Editor’s Foreword -- Introduction -- Childhood in Bremen -- Student years -- Doctor’s assistant in Dalldorf -- Burghölzli -- The first meetings between Freud and staff from the Burghölzli Clinic -- A private practice and the first psychoanalytic conflict -- Psychoanalysis in Berlin -- Segantini and depression -- A meeting with Fließ, family life, and the failed Habilitation -- Akhenaten -- The secret committee -- An unhappy writer, scopophilia, and other peculiarities -- The First World War -- A great turnaround -- Creation of a theory about early childhood and ejaculatio praecox -- The final war years in Allenstein -- The congress in Budapest of 1918 -- Germany in chaos, yet the creation of a psychoanalytic polyclinic in Berlin goes ahead -- The congress in The Hague from 8 to 11 September 1920 -- The issue of lay analysis and Abraham in a tight corner -- Psychoanalysis flourishes in Berlin -- Unrest in Germany and a successful congress in Berlin -- Young talent pours in -- Psychoanalytic techniques and Helene Deutsch -- Innovative work -- The conflict surrounding Rank and the disintegration of the committee -- Melanie Klein and fellow analysands -- Abraham's death -- Upheaval -- Afterword -- Sources -- Interviews

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