celebrated essay. Dostoyevsky and Parricide.1 The Oedipus complex, which Freud lo- Karamazov as the “greatest novel ever written”, Freud offers a neat Also in French translation: Otto Kaus, Dostoievski et son destin. Trans, par. Dostoevsky and Parricide has 69 ratings and 7 reviews. Adriana said: Freud, assim não dá para te defender. Quando Freud encasqueta em analisar o autor e . indicates briefly the content of “Dostoevsky and Parricide” and mentions Theodor Reik’s criticism, also Freud’s answer to Reik. Mark Kanzer calls the essay a.

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And there is another echo: On the other hand, each of his novels could be regarded as a rebellion or a need to rebel against an authority figures, whether that figure is the personal father, the state, or God.

How, for instance, does Raskolnikov come to develop those beliefs and characteristics that impel him to commit his crime? Obscenity controversies Revolvy Brain revolvybrain compression ratio patri. What caused this seizure? The concept is part of classical psychoanalysis. And would she have been able to move at all? As a matter of fact, this is precisely what E.

On his return to Vienna the following year, Freud set up in private practice, specialising in nervous and brain disorders. Slavic scholars have found scientific support from medical experts, specialists in epilepsy epileptologistsheaded by the world-famous authority Henri Gastaut.

Why then did he “perpetrate the monstrous error” as Gastaut put it of ignoring the fact that all of Dostoevsky’s symptoms indicated genuine epilepsy and not hysteria? It is curious that none of Freud’s critics call attention to this feeling of guilt, even though Dostoevsky refers to it in his notebooks: Jim91 rated it really liked it Feb 18, Freud maintained that these seizures expressed Dostoevsky’s “unbearable idea” – his repressed wish for this hated father’s death.

In addition, says Yarmolinsky, Dostoevsky’s ancestry is revealed as nervously unstable, with a prevalence of the epileptoid type – which manifested itself especially in the descendants of his sister Vera. It is regrettable that Dostoevsky never revised The Double as he plannd to do. Thus Dostoevsky’s symptoms of organic epilepsy do not necessarily mean that he suffered from organic epilepsy.


You’re not a human being. But the situation is far from satisfactory.

It is fred spiritual drama of moral struggles concerning faith, doubt, judgment, and reason, set against a modernizing Russia, with a plot which revolves around the subject of patricide. I gazed at him with fixed attention, sensing that he was about to say something unusual, that I would hear a revelation of some kind.

Later we shall see how, according to Freud, Dostoevsky’s seizures expressed exactly his feelings about his father’s death. Smerdyakov would like to hit back, to hit hard, but is too weak to do so. In the days immediately preceding his crime, Raskolnikov spends almost all of his time imagining the murder in vivid detail.

I would argue that either he did not bother to read this parricidd since he did not believe his disease was curable or if he did, he was so terribly oppressed by his guilt, by its overwhelming reality for him, that he was certain others must have it as well. He was indifferent to women and even looked emasculated, as if something dosyoevsky had been taken from him. The other boy and girl are unidentified. Suddenly there came from his open dosyoevsky a weird, longdrawn-out and senseless sound, and he fell unconscious on the floor.

Where did the light come from on the first day? Could it not be that, as in the case of Dostoevsky, the ecstatic aura – which was so deeply frdud – was the product of hysterical epilepsy?

If Freud’s detractors are right and Dostoevsky’s disease is of organic origin, then His only comment on Smerdyakov was that “Dostoevsky had attributed to him his own parricde, the alleged epilepsy, as though he were seeking to confess that the epileptic, the neurotic, in him was a parricide” “Dostoevsky and Parricide,” pp.

Dostoevsky and Parricide – Wikipedia

The Freud Museum in London is a museum dedicated to Sigmund Freud, located in the house where Freud lived with his family during the last year of his life. He does not even hint anywhere at the relationship. Thus the epileptic attack occurs when the patient is alone at night, asleep – whereas the hysterical seizure usually occurs in the presence of others. Harper,pp. Freud’s achievement is all the more remarkable frreud his knowledge of Dostlevsky life was based on whatever facts he could pick up in German in the ‘s.


Freud maintains that civilization “is built up upon a renunciation of instinct, how much ffeud presupposes precisely the non-satisfaction by suppression, repression, or some other means?

A fictional town descends Yet the famous epileptics of history, judging by their achievements, were not mentally retarded.

Dostoevsky and Parricide

Only one characteristic is missing: Refresh and try again. After World War One, Freud spent less time in clinical observation and concentrated on the application of his theories to history, art, literature and anthropology. Smerdyakov – no ved’ on i otets emu. Eadie This, then, is the nature of Smerdyakov’s epilepsy, and it describes Dostoevsky’s epilepsy as well. Even when he kills Fyodor he tells Ivan that he did it only for the sake of the 3, rubles; he did, however, have a very agonizing and prolonged epileptic seizure after the murder.

Hence there is no electrical disturbance in the brain; there is nothing to measure.

Dostoevsky Studies :: Freud on Dostoevsky’s Epilepsy: A Revaluation

And in view of the primitive state of research in epilepsy, Freud was not troubled by indications that Dostoevsky’s seizures resembled true epilepsy rather than hysteria. A Life New York: His preoccupation with his theory eventually leads him to his most distorted and dangerous deflection: However, no matter how persuasive a theory may be, it needs to be confirmed by Dostoevsky’s own words and acts, by events in his fiction and in his life.

The Seeds of Revolt, Princeton: There was something positively condescending in his expression. Although his biography has retained its status as a classic, Jones has been criticized for presenting an overly favorable image of Freud.

A very intriguing study showing the sources and limits of the dostoevkian work, although some of Freud’s conclusions seem to be based on assumptions rather than mere facts a critique that psychoanysis faces all the time I guess.