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My own private Germany : Daniel Paul Schreber's secret history of modernity

Author: Eric L Santner
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©1996.
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In November 1893, Daniel Paul Schreber, recently named presiding judge of the Saxon Supreme Court, was on the verge of a psychotic breakdown and entered a Leipzig psychiatric clinic. He would spend the rest of the nineteenth century in mental institutions. Once released, he published his Memoirs of My Nervous Illness (1903), a harrowing account of real and delusional persecution, political intrigue, and states of  Read more...
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Santner, Eric L., 1955-
My own private Germany.
Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©1996
(DLC) 95043738
Named Person: Daniel Paul Schreber; Daniel Paul Schreber; Daniel Paul Schreber; Daniel Paul Schreber
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Eric L Santner
ISBN: 1400813263 9781400813261 9780691026275 0691026270
OCLC Number: 614630669
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 200 pages) : illustrations
Contents: PrefaceIntroduction31Freud, Schreber, and the Passions of Psychoanalysis192The Father Who Knew Too Much633Schreber's Jewish Question103Notes147Index193
Responsibility: Eric L. Santner.

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Offers an analysis of Daniel Paul Schreber's "Memoirs of My Nervous Illness". This book denies that Schreber's delusional system prefigured the totalitarian solution to a defining structural crisis  Read more...

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