Reik, Theodor (ON HOLD)

The eminent Ph. D. psychoanalyst is not “a medical personality”!

Price: $50.00

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(1888-1969) Prominent Austrian Jewish born psychoanalyst, one of Freud's 1st students in Vienna, best known for research into the psychiatric aspects of masochism, criminology, literature, and religion. Received Ph.D. degree in psychology from the University of Vienna 1912, his was the first psychoanalytic dissertation ever written. After receiving his doctorate, devoted several years to studying with Freud, who financially supported Reik and his family during his psychoanalytic training. During this time, Reik was analyzed by Karl Abraham, early important and influential German psychoanalyst, and a collaborator of Sigmund Freud, who called him his 'best pupil”. Reik emigrated to Holland 1934 and to the US 1938. In 1944, he became a US citizen. Rejected from the dominant community of American medical psychoanalysts because he did not possess an M.D., Reik founded one of the first psychoanalytic training centers for psychologists, the National Psychological Association for Psychoanalysis, one of the largest and best-known psychoanalytic training institutes in New York City. As part of Reik's conflict with the medical psychoanalysis community, he participated in the first lawsuit that helped define and legitimize the practice of psychoanalysis by non-physicians. He is best known for psychoanalytic studies of psychotherapeutic listening, masochism, criminology, literature, and religion. Published many influential books, inc.: "The Compulsion to Confess" (1925); "The Unknown Murderer" (1932); "Masochism in Modern Man" (1941); "A Psychologist Looks at Love" (1944, a forceful criticism of traditional Freudian theory, arguing that love and lust are distinct motivational forces); "Ritual: Four Psychoanalytic Studies" (1946), "Listening with the Third Ear" (1948, his most famous book,); "Fragments of a Great Confession" (1949, psychoanalytic autobiography); "The Secret Self" (1952), "Myth and Guilt" (1957), etc. ALS on 11 x 8 ˝ personal NYC letterhead, street adress crossed out and hand-corrected, no date, to a collector. Dr. Reik sends his autograph “although I am neither famous nor a medical personality (have Ph.D.)”

Condition: Very good, mail folds
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