Rosenthal and Psychoanalysis home presentation
hiess Tatiana Rosenthal
Tachanka [Tachanka] music: K. Listov,
lyrics: M. Ruderman; 1936
<Outre Federn, Stekel, Tausk et Silberer, on trouve d'autres
suicidés parmi les analystes du premier groupe Karin Stephen, Eugenia
Sokolnicka, Tatiana Rosenthal, Kan Schrötter, Monroe Meyer, Martin Peck, Max
Kahane, Johann Honegger.
n'en demeure pas moins troublant que ces premiers analystes se soient si
souvent donné la mort, lorsqu'il ne leur arrivait pas d'autres malheurs.>>
(Paul Roazen, "Freud and his followers", version française,
1974, New York, Knopf)
Psychosuiciders are those psychoanalysts who committed suicide or,
alternatively, those who, in some period of their life, were mentally ill.
Tracing their biographies isn't indeed a simple task in order to establish
the relationship between their analytical theories with their psychical
suffering. Suicide has been considered by Freud, after the publication of "Beyond
the Principle of Pleasure", as the expression of prevailing of death drive
over life drive, but Paul Roazen has investigated in his famous book "Brother
Animal" the biographical genesis of this freudian metapsycological
formulation. He postulated that Tausk's suicide (1919) was not
irrelevant at this regard. In this web page one can explore some links
refferring to some biographical informations about those who we called the "psychosuiciders":
it is a working-progress web page, which will be continuously updated.