Georg Groddeck’s “The Book Of The It” is a key text in the history of psychoanalytical thought and the investigation of human sexual compulsion. Configured as a. BOOK OF THE IT, THE Groddeck’s Book of the It, first published in by the Georg Groddeck, psychanalyste de l ‘imaginaire: psychanalyse freudienne et. Groddeck, Georg. . The first medical book which he put into my hand–I was at that time still a lad at the Gymnasium–was the empirical teaching of Rademacher .

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The book of the it

Groddeck’s Book of the Itfirst published in by the Internationaler Psychoanalytischer Verlag, was a great success. It was followed by a second and third edition in and The Book of the It is written in the form of an epistolary novel.

The fictional author of the letters is the psychoanalyst Patrick Troll, and the fictional addressee is a lady who wishes to learn, in a playful manner, about psychoanalysis. Groddeck wanted to present his and conferences kt psychoanalytic concepts in a popular work.

He wrote the letters in and sent them to Freud, whose response was very encouraging “Their style is fascinating; their tone musical, clever, and impertinent”. At the request of the reading committee, Groddeck made some cuts, though with some reluctance. What is remarkable about The Book of the It is, first, the content and, second, the presentation. Groddeck highlights the new concepts introduced by psychoanalysis: He defends the position of Fredrich Neitzsche in Beyond Good and Evil on public discussion of humanity’s many perverse tendencies.


He describes the illnesses of the body and of the mind as products of the It. He thus opens up a “space for illness” Chemouni,a place where the individual It deploys itself under the constraint of symbolizations and associations and where analytic treatment can begin to unfold between the analyst and the patient.

Groddeeck: The Book of the It

geeorg The whole of The Book of the It is an analytic experience, a game that stimulates with its clinical illustrations, reflections, and fragments of self-analysis that Groddeck uses to involve the reader in the dialog.

The individual is controlled by the all-powerful It, the role of the body and mind being to express It.

There is nothing we can say about the It; we cannot grasp it theoretically; we can know it only through its accomplishments. Freud used the concept of It in his metapsychology, and ego psychology enlarges its theoretical scope. Only in the course of the last few decades we have begun to understand and appreciate the significance of Groddeck’s original contribution to psychoanalysis. Das Buch vom Es: Psychoanalytische Briefe an eine Freundin.


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