Freud’s Apostle: Wilhelm Stekel and the Early History of Psychoanalysis

by Francis Clark-Lowes 

Hardcover & E-Book: 448 pages

Publisher: Authors Online Ltd (26 Jan 2011)

Language: English, with German citations translated in footnotes

ISBN-10: 0755213092

ISBN-13: 978-0755213092

Hardcover Product Dimensions: 23.4 x 15.6 x 2.5 cm

Prices: Hardback, plus optional E-Book for ‘find’ facility: £40 ($60, c€49.99);                

E-Book alone £20 (c$30, c€24.99)

Hardcover and E-Book obtainable directly from the publisher (see website below); hardcover also available from Amazon or any reputable bookshop

Further Information

As the title of this book indicates, its primary focus is on the early years of psychoanalysis when Stekel was still a member of the Vienna Psychoanalytical Society. It contains the most comprehensive overview yet of Stekel’s very significant role up to 1912 when he was expelled from the Society. In addition, the first chapter continues the story of Stekel’s life, and his interactions with Freud, up to his death in 1940. The bibliography of Stekel’s work is the most extensive ever published, including as it does his very considerable journalistic work. All in all, this book will prove indispensable to researchers in the field of psychoanalytical history. See also the entry for my book on the Authors Online website.

Other Publications

1974    Review in August issue of The New Humanist:  ‘Artist and Intellectual; Camus and Sartre: Crisis and Commitment by Germaine Brée.’

1997    Article in Austrian bi-lingual journal Relation (1997, No. 2): ‘Wilhelm Stekel’s Journalistic Achievement, 1901-1914: The Challenge to Therapeutic Nihilism’.

1999-2000    Series of articles in Palestine News, Nos. 81, 82 & 83    Series title: ‘What’s it all about?’ Articles ‘The real plot in the play’, ‘Questions of Identity’, ‘Arab Identity’.

2000    Review in Palestine News, No. 83    ‘Edward W. Said: Out of Place’ (1999)

2000    Paper given at conference on ‘Freud: Dreaming, Creativity and Therapy’ to be published as proceedings    ‘Freud, Stekel and the Interpretation of Dreams: The Affinities with Existential Analysis.’ Expected publication Spring 2001 in special number of Psychoanalysis and History (Artesian Books).

2002    Two entries for French Dictionnaire international de la Psychanalyse, directeur. Alain de Mijolla. ‘Stekel, Wilhelm (1868-1940)’ and ‘Etats d’angroisse nerveux (Les)’. Publication by Éditions Calmann-Lévy.


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