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Dostoevsky and Parricide has 69 ratings and 7 reviews. Adriana said: Freud, assim não dá para te defender. Quando Freud encasqueta em analisar o autor e . indicates briefly the content of “Dostoevsky and Parricide” and mentions Theodor Reik’s criticism, also Freud’s answer to Reik. Mark Kanzer calls the essay a. Dostoevsky and Parricide ()1 The moralist in Dostoevsky is the most readily assailable. It is reprinted in Freud’s Gesammelte Schriften, XII, 7–

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Dostoevsky and Parricide

Fischer Verlag, These symptoms reflected the punishment imposed on him by his superego – his father’s authority exerting itself in odstoevsky unconscious. I do not even feel inclined to defend literally every opinion voiced by Freud in his article, such as his views on Russian history and the Russian character.

If the father was hard, violent and cruel, the super-ego takes over those attributes from him and, in the relations between the ego and it, the passivity which was supposed to have been repressed is re-established.

Perhaps Freud felt that Smerdyakov’s repression of his hatred of Grigory was not characteristic enough because it was probably not unconscious: Expressionism Revolvy Brain revolvybrain 1 Abd.

Dostoevsky and parricide | S. Freud

The Brothers Karamazov Russian: It is considered one of the four masterworks written by Dostoevsky after his return from Siberian exile, along with Crime and PunishmentThe Idiot and The Brothers Karamazov And if the theory is valid, it should call attention to those events and illuminate them.

I would like in closing to quote two authoritative medical descriptions of this kind of epilepsy: Cambridge University Press,pp.

Note that he considered the quotation from Anna Grigorevna on the cause of Dostoevsky’s first seizure worth only a footnote. Although the medical establishment disagreed with many of his theories, a group of pupils and followers began to gather around Freud. Context and background Optina Monastery served as a spiritual cente Lists with This Book. According to Anna Grigorevna, Dostoevsky always said parrcide the cause of his disease was his fiery strastnyi temperament, which in the course of four years of imprisonment could never be allowed to express itself ni razu doetoevsky mog byt’ iudovletvoren because he feared being beaten anr rods.


Geschwind thinks that Freud used the term “hystero-epilepsy” not in the sense of a hysterical pseudoseizure but as psychosomatic epilepsy, i. In an epileptic attack the convulsions are followed by depression and disorientation; after a hysterical attack the patient feels better, more comfortable and relaxed.

Freud family portrait, Daria Nabok rated it really liked it Apr 10, Hysteria and epilepsy co-exist and manifest themselves at the same time as a hybrid phenomenon. The force of creativity rises to overcome the force of destruction within him. Edmund Bergler Father complex Theodor Reik. It is an unwelcome presence for normal people and even more unpleasant for a neurotic like Raskolnikov, whose hyper-awareness causes him to experience his super-ego more intensely.

Paperback34 pages. Freud saw gambling as a defiant struggle with Fate concealing the father figure ;[4] the associated guilt was the reason for He prefaced the footnote with a noncommittal remark: First, the townspeople gave him the patronymic Fyodorovich.

It is still not clear what proportion of epileptic patients actually deteriorate, or for what reasons. Dmitrii Karamazov feared that he would not be able to control himself in Siberia if the guards treated him roughly p.

The other boy and girl are unidentified. Slavic scholars and medical experts. Zur Psychopathologie des Alltagslebens Jok Dostoevsky’s whole life, said Freud, was to be “dominated by his twofold attitude to the father-czar-authority, by voluptuous masochistic submission on the one hand, and by outraged rebellion against it on the other.

I don’t recall what the subject was but I know it was on an important and lofty theme. Smerdyakov’s epilepsy “is a piece of machinery necessary to the plot, and appears to have no other artistic or spiritual significance. Eadie This, then, is the nature of Smerdyakov’s epilepsy, and it describes Dostoevsky’s epilepsy as well.


It is noteworthy that only after Dostoevsky had completed The Brothers Karamazov where he came to terms anv his father did his seizures end. Third, the Karamazovs – at any rate Dmitrii Karamazov – speaks about it openly to the court: See the bibliography in James Rice’s book.

Dostoevsky and Parricide by Sigmund Freud

A fictional town descends A Collection of Critical Essaysed. Freud, however, contended that Dostoevsky’s epilepsy was not organic but psychological, the product of hysteria and neurosis.

It could be summed up as follows. To do this it will be necessary to examine the charges made against Freud by epilepsy experts a wrong diagnosis and by literary scholars a factual problem.

To ask other readers questions about Dostoevsky and Parricideplease sign up. Nosce Sauton rated it it was amazing Nov 07, Member feedback about Dostoevsky and Parricide: University of Wisconsin Press,p. By virtue of its repression, the idea becomes the cause of morbid symptoms, that is, pathogenic.

Freud on Dostoevsky’s Epilepsy: Freud’s achievement is all the more remarkable since his knowledge of Dostoevsky’s life was based on pzrricide facts he could pick up in German in the ‘s.

Unable to direct his rage at anyone, Smerdyakov chooses to express his pent-up violence in hanging cats, celebrating violence in a grotesque religious ceremony. To search for text within the article you are viewing…. He was saying something lofty and joyous; when I encouraged his idea with some comment or other he turned to me with an exalted look, showing that his emotion was at its height. The attack came from two directions: