My Own Private Germany: Daniel Paul Schreber's Secret History of Modernity / Edition 1

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Overview

"Rarely does one come across a book that is so deeply satisfying. My Own Private Germany is a genuine breakthrough."--Slavoj Zizek, author of The Sublime Object of Ideology

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Editorial Reviews

The Boston Phoenix Literary Section - James Surowiecki
Immensely provocative, Santner's work compels a deep rethinking of the question of modernity and of our persistent and seemingly inescapable sense that the world is out of joint. . . . The author does a brilliant job of situating Schreber's work and life in the specific context of fin-de-siècle Germany.
Journal of the Psychoanalysis of Culture and Society - Peter Starr
My Own Private Germany is not only a relentlessly smart and beautifully documented portrait of Daniel Paul Schreber as an 'echo chamber' of fin de siècle Germanic culture, it is also a real milestone in the ongoing attempt to elaborate a truly psychoanalytic approach to the pathologies of modern culture. . . . We will surely be talking about this one for years to come.
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"Immensely provocative, Santner's work compels a deep rethinking of the question of modernity and of our persistent and seemingly inescapable sense that the world is out of joint. . . . The author does a brilliant job of situating Schreber's work and life in the specific context of fin-de-sicle Germany."--James Surowiecki, The Boston Phoenix Literary Section

"My Own Private Germany is not only a relentlessly smart and beautifully documented portrait of Daniel Paul Schreber as an 'echo chamber' of fin de sicle Germanic culture, it is also a real milestone in the ongoing attempt to elaborate a truly psychoanalytic approach to the pathologies of modern culture. . . . We will surely be talking about this one for years to come."--Peter Starr, Journal of the Psychoanalysis of Culture and Society

Journal of the Psychoanalysis of Culture and Society
My Own Private Germany is not only a relentlessly smart and beautifully documented portrait of Daniel Paul Schreber as an 'echo chamber' of fin de siècle Germanic culture, it is also a real milestone in the ongoing attempt to elaborate a truly psychoanalytic approach to the pathologies of modern culture. . . . We will surely be talking about this one for years to come.
— Peter Starr
The Boston Phoenix Literary Section
Immensely provocative, Santner's work compels a deep rethinking of the question of modernity and of our persistent and seemingly inescapable sense that the world is out of joint. . . . The author does a brilliant job of situating Schreber's work and life in the specific context of fin-de-siècle Germany.
— James Surowiecki
Journal of the Psychoanalysis of Culture and Society
My Own Private Germany is not only a relentlessly smart and beautifully documented portrait of Daniel Paul Schreber as an 'echo chamber' of fin de siècle Germanic culture, it is also a real milestone in the ongoing attempt to elaborate a truly psychoanalytic approach to the pathologies of modern culture. . . . We will surely be talking about this one for years to come.
— Peter Starr
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780691026275
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • Publication date: 12/15/1997
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 214
  • Sales rank: 1,332,320
  • Product dimensions: 6.17 (w) x 9.22 (h) x 0.54 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction 3
1 Freud, Schreber, and the Passions of Psychoanalysis 19
2 The Father Who Knew Too Much 63
3 Schreber's Jewish Question 103
Notes 147
Index 193
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