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By Veronika Fuechtner

100 years after the Berlin Psychoanalytic Institute was once tested, this publication recovers the cultural and highbrow background hooked up to this shiny association and areas it along the London Bloomsbury workforce, the Paris Surrealist circle, and the Viennese fin-de-siècle as a vital bankruptcy within the historical past of modernism. Taking us from international warfare I Berlin to the 3rd Reich and past to Nineteen Forties Palestine and Nineteen Fifties New York—and to the influential paintings of the Frankfurt School—Veronika Fuechtner lines the community of artists and psychoanalysts that begun in Germany and endured in exile. Connecting hobbies, varieties, and issues akin to Dada, multi-perspectivity, and the city event with the idea and perform of psychoanalysis, she illuminates topics particular to the Berlin psychoanalytic context similar to struggle trauma, masculinity and femininity, race and anti-Semitism, and the cultural avant-garde. specifically, she explores the lives and works of Alfred Döblin, Max Eitingon, Georg Groddeck, Karen Horney, Richard Huelsenbeck, count number Hermann von Keyserling, Ernst Simmel, and Arnold Zweig.

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76 Instead of offering an enlightened way out, radical leftist politics can perpetuate the warlike state of the proletarian soul. Link becomes the poster boy for what Simmel and Döblin described as a postwar psychology of excess and moral deterioration, which can infuse even the noblest cause. 77 In connecting this specific psychological constellation with the image of the undead, which could perpetually return (and which connects to other images of the undead in Weimar Republic culture, such as in Robert Wiene’s film Das Cabinet des Dr.

The regular weekly visits reflect the pattern of psychotherapeutic treatment. Courtesy of Deutsches Literaturarchiv, Marbach. Berlin Soulscapes╇╇|╇╇25 Figure 3. Alfred Döblin in his office with his wife, Erna Döblin, posing as his patient (1928). Courtesy of Deutsches Literaturarchiv, Marbach. conversation with his patient. For Döblin, this constituted one of the attractions of psychoanalysis: “All soul work by doctor and patient requires showing your deck of cards. One speaks German, not Latin, and in every sense one has to speak plain German to each other.

60 Both Nietzsche and Döblin argue that the unconscious renders a simple construction of cause and effect problematic. ”61 In Two Girlfriends Commit Murder, the bullets that hit the protagonists from the invisible and unleash a Berlin Soulscapes╇╇|╇╇35 tragedy are also an allusion to the psychological consequences of war violence. A second key issue introduced in the opening lines is the change and ambiguity in gender roles: though Elli is a woman, her theft reads as a “boyish” prank (Bubenstreich).

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