The Double: A Psychoanalytic Study
Alive, clean, and stimulating, the topic of The Double includes the problems of identification, narcissism, and the terror of death--actually the center of human life. Rank's publication is basically a learn of the double because it seemed in extraordinary examples in German, French, Russian, English, and American literature from Goethe to Oscar Wilde.
Originally released in 1971.
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Resembles so heavily, in keeping with Princess Hedwiga, that they can be brothers (X, 139). the location reaches the purpose that Kreisler believes his mirrored image within the water to be the insane painter and reprimands it; yet instantly thereafter he imagines that he sees his personal self and his likeness strolling alongside jointly (X, 146 f.). Seized via the main severe horror, he rushes into grasp Abraham’s room and calls for that the latter despatch the problematical pursuer with a dagger (the final touch of.
Divorce happens whilst the husband’s shadow accidently falls upon his spouse's mother. In vital India there's a basic worry of being impregnated by way of a shadow, and pregnant girls steer clear of touch with a man’s shadow because it may well reason her baby to resemble him (Frazer, “The trust . . . ,” p. 93). after we examine those fancies with these of the expanding and reducing shadow and with the correspondingly variable virility (the Samson motif), the symbolic illustration of the shadow for male efficiency.
3 a long time of guy and to the 3 instances of day—visible by way of the respective shadow—and which appear to have a few type of courting to the Noms. With the Nordic trust, “Whoever sees his fylgja, him it abandons, and he loses his existence thereby,” Rochholz makes attention-grabbing references to the legends of the Staufenberger, of Melu-sine, The White woman, Orpheus, etc. the affection affair of this fylgja along with her physique leads �other difficulties, corresponding to the paranormal proposal of the soul as bridegroom and comparable.
It looked as if it would him every now and then” (p. 126). “Often ... he himself might creep upstairs to the locked room . . . and stand with a reflect in entrance of the portrait . . . having a look now on the evil and getting older face at the canvas, and now on the reasonable younger face that laughed again at him from the polished glass. ... He grew increasingly more enamoured of his personal good looks . . .” (p. 150). Tied in with this narcissistic perspective is his enforcing egoism, his lack of ability to like, and his irregular sexual lifestyles. The intimate.
227–68]. Index (Fictional characters should be chanced on lower than the names in their authors.) A Amphytrion, 14, fifty six, 65n Andersen, Hans C, 10–11, 40n, forty nine, fifty three B Baudelaire, Charles, 23n, 37n, 38 Bible, fifty four, fifty five, sixty seven C Chamisso, Adalbert v., 10, eleven, 40–42, forty nine, fifty six, fifty seven, sixty two Costenoble, Carl L., forty four D Dehmel, Richard, 12, 15n, fifty three Dionysus, 66–67 Dostoyevsky, Fedor, 27–32, forty, forty two, 45–47, seventy four, seventy five, 76n, 79n E Entelidas, sixty seven Ewers, Hanns H., 4–9, eleven, 17, 36n, 40n, fifty six, sixty two, seventy three F Fichte, Johann G., sixteen, eighty two.