This book presents a collection of fifteen essays on the early history of psychoanalysis, focusing on the network of psychoanalytic “filiations” (who analyzed whom) and the context of discovery of crucial concepts, such as Freud’s technical recommendations, the therapeutic use of countertransference, the introduction of the anal phase, the birth of the object-relations-model as opposed to the drive-model in psychoanalysis, and the psychotherapeutic treatment of psychoses. Several chapters deal with key figures in that history, such as Sándor Ferenczi, Karl Abraham, Eugen Bleuler, Otto Rank, and C. G. Jung, their respective relationship to Freud, and the consequences that their collaboration, as well as conflicts, with him had for the further development of psychoanalysis up to the present day. Other chapters give an overview on the publications of Freud’s texts and on unpublished documents (the “unknown Freud”), the editorial policy of the publications of Freud’s letters, and the question of Freud's negative attitude toward America. Most of these essays are single-authored, but three of them are co-authored by highly renowned scholars in the field: John Burnham, André Haynal, and Ludger M. Hermanns. Although all of these papers originally appeared elsewhere, albeit in different books and journals, and in different languages, they are published here for the first time in one compact and easily accessible volume, and in one language. Also included is a high-resolution color print of Falzeder’s famous graph of the psychoanalytic “spaghetti junction”, detailing the filiational network of some 480 early psychoanalysts.
About the Author
Series Editor’s Foreword
Abbreviations for Principal Bibliographical References
Part I: Healing Through Love?
1) “Healing through love?”: A unique dialogue in the history of psychoanalysis (with André Haynal)
2) My grand-patient, my chief tormentor: a hitherto unnoticed case of Freud’s and the consequences
Part II: Psychoanalytic Filiations
3) The threads of psychoanalytic filiations, or: psychoanalysis taking effect
4) Family tree matters
5) Profession—psychoanalyst: an historical view
Part III: Is there Still an Unknown Freud?
6) Whose Freud is it? Some reflections on editing Freud’s correspondence
7) Is there still an unknown Freud? A note on the publications of Freud’s texts and on unpublished documents
Part IV: Freud, Bleuler, Jung
8) The story of an ambivalent relationship: Sigmund Freud and Eugen Bleuler
9) A perfectly staged “concerted action” against psychoanalysis: the 1913 congress of German psychiatrists (with John Burnham)
10) Freud and Jung, Freudians and Jungians
Part V: Two Outstanding Followers: Sándor Ferenczi and Karl Abraham
11) Dreaming of Freud: Ferenczi, Freud, and an analysis without end
12) The significance of Ferenczi’s clinical contributions for working with psychotic patients
13) Karl Abraham (with Ludger M. Hermanns)
14) Karl Abraham and Sándor Ferenczi
15) “A fat wad of dirty pieces of paper”: Freud on America, Freud in America, Freud and America
About the Author:
Ernst Falzeder, PhD, is a Senior Research Fellow at the University College London, and editor and translator for the Philemon Foundation of the publication of the Complete Works of C. G. Jung. He is a former research fellow at the University of Geneva, as well as Cornell University Medical School (NYC), and Harvard University (Cambridge, MA). He was chief editor of the Freud/Ferenczi correspondence (3 vols., Harvard University Press), editor of the complete Freud/Abraham letters (Karnac), translator of Jung’s seminar on children’s dreams (Princeton University Press), and editor, with John Beebe, as well as translator of Jung’s correspondence with Hans Schmid (Princeton University Press). He has also written more than two hundred publications on the history, theory and technique of psychoanalysis and analytical psychology.