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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Das Buch vom Es. Life begins with childhood, and by a thousand devious paths through maturity attains its single goal, once more to be a child, and the one and only difference between people lies in the fact that some grow childish, and some childlike.


Heke rated it really liked it Nov 04, Is it not strange that we should know hardly anything of our three first years of life? My father was a heretic in medicine; he was his own authority, went his own ways, right or wrong, and showed no respect for science either in word grodseck in deed. On this occasion my father related to me a story which later, when doubts arose as to my medical capacity, kept me fast to my work. Goodreads helps od keep track of books you want to gdoddeck.

And I am sufficient of a phantasist to believe that this myth, like others, sprang from the workings of the unconscious. You know, too, that I refer to this as my pregnancy. However, anyone with an open mind and heart must be impressed by his profound humanism and deep insights into the human condition.

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Come then, my pretty Dr. He describes the illnesses of the body and of the mind as products of the It.

The question is wrongly put. Print this article Print all gorddeck for this topic Cite this article. Later, but only after many years, did it become clear to me that the expression “Alma Mater,” nursing mother, recalled the earliest and the hardest conflict of my life.

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There are people whose It remains clogged by doubt who see two sides to everything, who are always at the mercy of their impressions of doubleness in childhood. Please help improve the article by merging similar sections and removing unneeded subheaders. Lists with This Book.


Now I think we shall gain a great deal by following the suggestion of a writer who, from personal motives, vainly asserts gsorg he has nothing to do with ir rigours of pure science. Her whole life had been a steady chain of enmity whose separate links are forged by revenge. I know a lady–she too is one of those childloving women who are yet childless because they hated their mothers–who for five months missed her menstrual periods; her body swelled and her breasts, and she believed herself to be with child.

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Geoorg will not fathom it unless I help you. In any case, I went about the world for ten years with this thickened neck, in the full belief that I must bear it to the grave with me.

Let us see then; what I wrote about was the choice of a profession, certain aversions, an inner conflict which lasted from childhood onwards. I am not to make fine phrases serious, instructive, and, as far as possible, scientific. I still remember how he scoffed at the hopes that were raised by the discovery of the tubercle and the cholera bacilli, and with what glee he recounted how, against all physiological teaching, he had fed an infant for a whole year on bouillon.

Or notice people who are absorbed in thought or in some task; look at lovers, at the sick, at the aged.

If you really want to be my follower, look at life for yourself and tell the world honestly what you see. Valter rated it it was amazing Nov 14, My letter draws to a close, but may I carry the story of my nurse a little further? There is, for instance, the case of a woman–I have known her for many a year–for whom her mother conceived a dislike at her birth, and whom she did not nurse, as she had the other children, but left to a nursemaid and the bottle.

Arduous in a good way, can only take the Freudian cuckoolook in small doses. Such a strong stimulus is, however, unnecessary. Have you ever pondered over the experiences of a baby who is fed by a wet nurse? Davide Conte rated it it was amazing Nov 21, According to these orders, a person becomes “healthy” or “sick. But that is only because it is not the custom, because some silly idiot or other sent it out of fashion.


That, however, is not what is in my mind, but only the fact that I attributed all the hatred and the suffering of my school days to science, because it is more convenient to ascribe one’s depression i external events than to seek its roots in the depths of the unconscious. Return to Book Page.

What a weird book! No matter, I will tell the story again. But now it is more in my mind to inquire from you, as a woman, why mothers know so little of their children, and why they too obok the substance of those three first years?

Karla rated it did not like it Sep 21, Since that day I have been pursued by the number three. Laugh as you please over my wild fairy tales.

The book of the it

No one cries any more after boook is grown up? Faust, the mantle is spread for the flight. Shelley rated it liked it Mar 06, It is not that we forget those three tbe 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: But why does the conscious mind forget experiences without which mankind could not exist?

To return to my own story: Osiris Oliphant rated it really liked it Feb 27, When I look back over my emotional life I realize that, in every case where my heart was engaged, I broke in as a third upon a friendship already existing between two persons, that I always separated the one who roused my emotion from the other, and that my affection cooled as soon as I had succeeded in doing so.

Configured as a series of confessional letters, the book posits the “It” as the unconscious force which drives human behaviour and underpins its poles of attraction and revulsion, and which stands as the root source of physical disease.

May I leave the question open? The Book of the It.