Schreber, Daniel Paul, – [Denkwürdigkeiten eines Nervenkranken. English]. Memoirs of my nervous illness / by Daniel Paul. Memoirs of My Nervous Illness has ratings and 51 reviews. Hadrian said: Here are the memoirs of the life of Daniel Paul Schreber. In his time, he w. In , the distinguished German jurist Daniel Paul Schreber suffered the first of a series of mental collapses that would afflict him for the rest of his life.

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Central to Schreber’s delusion-formation was the belief that he was unmanning being turned into a woman so he could be impregnated in order to repopulate the world and restore the beyond to a condition of blessedness. Final considerations Future prospects.

Schreber is one of the biggest personalities of the psychoanalytical world, he was analyzed by their founder, Freud, and his biggest follower, Lacan, but unfortunately, they never met him. I wonder what cases he was working on while he was a judge and wonder if his work on them had threatened anyone in power, and thus Schreber was targeted. As his visions showed him, God was a vast net of nerve fibers, all taken from the human corpses, cleansed and raised to blessedness.

A the experience he This is pretty much unreadable, although I surprised myself by making it through pages before finally giving up. Would you like to tell us about a lower price?

By all means, read this work if you’ve ever harbored even the slightest interest in the inner workings of the human mind.

Bizarre but ultimately dull as far as I am concerned. Schreber was released from psychiatric hospitals aroundshortly before the publication of his book. In Defense of Paup. A schizophrenic man writes in detail about the events that have happened to il,ness since he first became mentally ill.


Jan 21, Julina danifl currently reading it. Schreber was a successful and highly respected judge until middle age when the onset of his psychosis occurred. Mahler on the Couch film A Dangerous Method film. Soul Murder and Psychiatry.

About Daniel Paul Schreber. Unfortunately, when she had a stroke inSchreber could not endure, and was readmitted and held until his death in Customers who bought this item also bought.

Jan 23, heather rated it really liked it Recommends it mu Following this surprising realization you might have continued this contact with me for a time out of scientific interest, until you yourself felt as if were uneasy about it, and therefore decided to break it off.

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I don’t know if he read Schreber or Freud’s account of Schreber – but he would have loved them. The more you drift away from science, the more error steps in as a logical and expected shreber. In his time, he was regarded as a brilliant legal mind with a promising career. Memoirs is simultaneously one of the most amazing books I’ve ever read and one of the most grueling feats of mental fortitude I’ve ever subjected myself to.

The fact that someone can write in a comprehensible manner whilst expressing such bizarre delusions is instructional but not very entertaining. Im Anhang wird es eigentlich erst spannend, man kann sowohl das Empfinden des Nervenkranken nachlesen wie auch die Perspektive des Arztes auf dieses.

The teachings of honorary professor of psychiatry Daniel Paul Schreber, J. Not enthused about the writing pal. A Medical experts report to the Court. So, uh, what else to say? It is this problem that should make the reader begin to take Schreber more seriously and allow them to analyze the philosophy in his experience instead of glossing over it as sick fantasy.

Memoirs of My Nervous Illness

There was great hue and cry raised at the time from folks invested in the Greater Schizophrenia concept, but it has since died down. In nervoua account, God oversees a world of corpses showered with remnants of souls “rays”.


And the more female he became, the more he had to worry that God intended to change his sex altogether, then humiliate and rape him, so he could give birth to a new race. About Daniel Paul Schreber Daniel Paul Schreber was the son sschreber the preeminent nineteenth-century German medical authority on child-rearing.

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I was already in a highly excited state, in a fever delirium so to speak, and was naturally terrified in the extreme by this event, the reasons for which I did not know.

Freud thought that Schreber’s disturbances resulted from repressed homosexual desires, which in infancy were oriented at his father and brother.

Elias Canetti also devoted the closing chapters of his theoretical magnum opus Crowds and Power to a reading of Schreber. No eBook available Click here to buy this book Amazon. He believed himself to be unique in the history of the earth in exerting an unnatural attraction upon God, whose rays reached down from the stars to lodge themselves in his body.

Together they proposed, and effected, a gradually progressive plan of sanctioned leave—initially escorted and latterly unescorted—which Schreber used effectively and which backed his successful appeal.

My library Help Advanced Book Search. Here’s how terms and conditions apply. To read a first-person account of a prominent man’s fall into schizophrenia and ensuing lifestyle is spellbinding, but to do so in a translation of German written in an archaic ish style is mind-numbing.

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