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Rickels, Laurence A.

Works: 74 works in 266 publications in 3 languages and 9,434 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Exhibition catalogs  Biography  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Narrator, Other, Speaker, Compiler
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Laurence A Rickels
Looking after Nietzsche( )

10 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 1,633 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nazi psychoanalysis by Laurence A Rickels( )

39 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 1,358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In volume III, Psy Fi, Rickels explores the ways in which Nazi Germany imagined itself and expressed that realization through technology and science fiction or fantasy
Ulrike Ottinger : the autobiography of art cinema by Laurence A Rickels( )

9 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,083 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is a brilliantly unconventional investigation into the career of a visionary German filmmaker and the untimely death of art cinema. Since 1974, German filmmaker Ulrike Ottinger has created a substantial body of films that explore a world of difference defined by the tension and transfer between settled and nomadic ways of life. In many of her films, including Exile Shanghai, an experimental documentary about the Jews of Shanghai, and Joan of Arc of Mongolia, in which passengers on the Trans-Siberian Express are abducted by Mongolian bandits, she also probes the encounter with the other, whether exotic or simply unpredictable. In Ulrike Ottinger Laurence A. Rickels offers a series of sensitive and original analyses of Ottinger's films, as well as her more recent photographic artworks, situated within a dazzling thought experiment centered on the history of art cinema through the turn of the twenty-first century. In addition to commemorating the death of a once-vital art form, this book also affirms Ottinger's defiantly optimistic turn toward the documentary film as a means of mediating present clashes between tradition and modernity, between the local and the global
The vampire lectures by Laurence A Rickels( )

16 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and German and held by 1,019 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Bela Lugosi may -- as the eighties gothic rock band Bauhaus sang -- be dead, but the vampire lives on. A nightmarish figure dwelling somewhere between genuine terror and high camp, a morbid repository for the psychic projections of diverse cultures, an endlessly recyclable mass-media icon, the vampire is an enduring object of fascination, fear, ridicule, and reverence. In The Vampire Lectures, Laurence A. Rickels sifts through the rich mythology of vampirism, from medieval folklore to Marilyn Manson, to explore the profound and unconscious appeal of the undead. Book jacket."--Jacket
The devil notebooks by Laurence A Rickels( )

10 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 975 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Milton's Paradise Lost. Goethe's Faust. Aaron Spelling's Satan's School for Girls? Laurence A. Rickels scours the canon and pop culture in this all-encompassing study on the Devil. Continuing the work he began in his influential book The Vampire Lectures, Rickels returns with his trademark wit and encyclopedic knowledge to go mano a mano with the Prince of Darkness himself." "Revealing our astonishing obsession with Satan in his many forms, Rickels guides us on an entertaining and enlightening journey down the darkest corridors that film, music, folklore, theater, and literature have ever offered. "The Devil represents the father," Rickels writes in the opening pages, setting the stage to challenge foundational interpretations of Freudian psychology. The Devil presents not the usual fantasy of immortality, he explains, but instead provides victims with a paternal origin. Until their preordained deadline is reached, the Devil's pitch goes, people will enjoy the pleasure of uninterrupted "quality time" without the threat of random death. Rickels terms it "Dad certainty": you know where you came from and you know where you are going. Despite the grim outlook, Rickels keeps the proceedings amusing, with extravagant wordplay and buoyant prose." "A stunning cultural and psychological analysis, The Devil Notebooks shows how the prince of occult has been used - throughout history and across cultures - to represent people's primal fear of authority and humanity's universal suffering. Sharing this cultural moment with the idea of evil being bandied about in our political discourse, the supposed satanic influence of pop music on our children, and a wildly popular book series on the end of the world, The Devil Notebooks is a sweeping and timely work that sheds light on the source of human fear and dread in the world."--Jacket
Aberrations of mourning : writing on German crypts by Laurence A Rickels( )

16 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in English and held by 799 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Aberrations of Mourning," originally published in 1988, is the long unavailable first book in Laurence A. Rickels's "unmourning" trilogy, followed by "The Case of California" and "Nazi Psychoanalysis.". Rickels studies mourning and melancholia within and around psychoanalysis, analyzing the writings of such thinkers as Freud, Nietzsche, Lessing, Heinse, Artaud, Keller, Stifter, Kafka, and Kraus. Rickels maintains that we must shift the way we read literature, philosophy, and psychoanalysis to go beyond traditional Oedipal structures. "Aberrations o
I think I am : Philip K. Dick by Laurence A Rickels( )

10 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 753 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I Think I Am: Philip K. Dick explores the science fiction author's meditations on psychic reality and psychosis, Christian mysticism, Eastern religion, and modern spiritualism. Covering all of Dick's science fiction, Rickels corrects the lack of scholarly interest in the legendary Californian author and, ultimately, makes a compelling case for the philosophical and psychoanalytic significance of Philip K. Dick's popular and influential science fiction."--Pub. desc
The Psycho records by Laurence A Rickels( )

8 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Psycho Records follows the influence of the primal shower scene within subsequent slasher and splatter films. American soldiers returning from World War II were called "psychos" if they exhibited mental illness. Robert Bloch and Alfred Hitchcock turned the term into a catch-all phrase for a range of psychotic and psychopathic symptoms or dispositions. They transferred a war disorder to the American heartland. Drawing on his experience with German film, Hitchcock packed inside his shower stall the essence of schauer, the German cognate meaning "horror." Later serial horror film production has post-traumatically flashed back to Hitchcock's shower scene. In the end, though, this book argues the effect is therapeutically finite. This extensive case study summons the genealogical readings of philosopher and psychoanalyst Laurence Rickels. The book opens not with another reading of Hitchcock's 1960 film but with an evaluation of various updates to vampirism over the years. It concludes with a close look at the rise of demonic and infernal tendencies in horror movies since the 1990s and the problem of the psycho as our most uncanny double in close quarters."--Publisher's website
The case of California by Laurence A Rickels( Book )

7 editions published between 1991 and 2001 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lari Pittman drawings by Elizabeth A Brown( Book )

5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Acting out in groups( Book )

6 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paintings and photographs by David Deutsch( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Jugenddramen by Gottfried Keller( Book )

4 editions published in 1990 in German and Undetermined and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poetry, poetics, translation : Festschrift in honor of Richard Exner( Book )

6 editions published in 1994 in 3 languages and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ghostarbeiter : über technische und okkulte Medien( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in German and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Checkpoint California( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in German and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der unbetrauerbare Tod by Laurence A Rickels( Book )

5 editions published in 1989 in German and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

SPECTRE by Laurence A Rickels( Book )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Within the Bond universe, SPECTRE (Special Executive for Counter-intelligence, Terrorism, Revenge and Extortion) is the global terrorist organization run by supervillain Ernst Stavro Bloefeld. The ghostly amalgam of perpetrators and victims of the Nazi era, SPECTRE deconstructs and manipulates the opposition of the Cold War, its repression of the recent past, in order to promote the welfare of an organization that is in every sense an underworld. For Rickels, SPECTRE is a theoretical apparatus whereby he monitors and measures the flows, intensities and codings of the Bond universe while using it to read other texts, ranging from the writings of Goethe, Shakespeare and Derrida to the post-Freudian theories of Melanie Klein."--Back cover
Nazi psychoanalysis by Laurence A Rickels( Book )

8 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nazi psychoanalysis by Laurence A Rickels( Book )

8 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The vampire lectures
Nazi psychoanalysisUlrike Ottinger : the autobiography of art cinemaThe vampire lecturesThe devil notebooksAberrations of mourning : writing on German cryptsI think I am : Philip K. DickThe case of CaliforniaActing out in groups
Alternative Names
Laurence A. Rickels Amerikaans psychotherapeut

Laurence Arthur Rickels

Laurence Arthur Rickels US-amerikanischer Psychologe und Literaturwissenschaftler

Rickels, L. A.

Rickels, Laurence.

Rickels, Laurence 1954-

Rickels, Laurence Arthur.

Rickels, Laurence Arthur 1954-

릭켈스, 로렌스 A