When a disturbed young Russian man came to Freud for treatment, the analysis of his childhood neuroses—most notably a dream about wolves outside. The Wolf Man, aka Sergei Pankejeff, was a patient of Sigmund Freud; Freud has been criticized for his diagnosis and treatment of Pankejeff. He made a sketch of the dream for Freud, and in later life produced several paintings of Cover of book which details book title and an illustration of a wolfman.

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Inhis major work ‘The Interpretation of Dreams’ was published in which Freud analysed dreams in terms of unconscious desires and experiences.

The Wolfman and Other Cases

After graduating, he worked at the Vienna General Hospital Dr. The dream interpretation is hilarious – if it doesn’t fit Freud’s theories, the freeud shows the opposite of what it seems to be saying until it does.

There are incestuous desires for his sisters But the recurrent theme is that of a grey, at wolfma times white wolf that appears in dreams and is present in tales.

Martin rated it really liked it Feb 18, Pankejeff’s “nervous problems” included his inability to have bowel movements without the assistance of an enemaas well as debilitating depression.

His emphasis on sexuality at a tender age, penis envy, mother complex and even obsession appear, if not altogether false, at least exaggerated. Yet, this torrent of information, deriving wofman such a short book is just the tip of the iceberg from such a tormenting book.

Now Penguin brings you the works of the great thinkers, pioneers, radicals and visionaries whose ideas shook civilization and helped make us who we are. Lieberman and Robert Kramer. He collaborated with Josef Breuer in treating hysteria by the recall of painful experiences under hypnosis.


In spite of the warning being declared by the maid, Sergei was frightened to be castrated at the hands of his father, which resulted in the notorious dream of 7 wolves in a walnut tree.

In this hellish dream, one wolf is tailless; which alludes to the primal scene he witnessed, where his father’s genitals disappeared whilst having coitus with his mother.

Inhe began an intensive analysis of himself. This flummoxing, yet painfully realistic case, paints a portrait wolfmn a sadomasochistic and submissive man, still suffering at the hands of an infantile neurosis. Books by Sigmund Freud. Gus Casals rated it really liked it Dec 20, Sergei’s father Konstantin also suffered from depression, often connected to specific political happenings of the day, and committed suicide in by consuming an excess of sleeping medication, a few months after Sergei had left for Munich to seek treatment for his own ailment.

Pankejeff would later publish his own work under Freud’s given pseudonym, and would be in contact with Freudian disciples until his own death undergoing analysis for six decades, despite Freud’s pronouncement of his being “cured”making him one of the longest-running famous patients in the history of psychoanalysis.

The Wolfman and Other Cases by Sigmund Freud | : Books

Il padre, adepto di Freud, in uno dei numerosi dialoghi che ha col figlio, a un certo punto lo sottopone a un interrogatorio pp. Mahler on the Couch film A Dangerous Method film. Freud developed the theory that humans have an unconscious in which sexual and aggressive impulses are in perpetual conflict for supremacy with the defences against them.

Through the patient’s dream of childhood wolves, Freud was able to determine his real problem – that of infantile neurosis brought about by a sexual complex and an Oedipal fixation. They have tra This is Freud’s groundbreaking study of a wealthy young Russian man, subject to psychotic episodes and neuroses. It was the third detailed case study, after “Notes Upon a Case of Obsessional Neurosis” in also known by its animal nickname “Rat Man”that did not involve Freud analyzing himself, and which brought together the main aspects of catharsis, the unconscioussexuality, and dream analysis put forward by Freud in his Studies on HysteriaThe Interpretation of Dreamsand his Three Essays on the Theory of Sexuality Throughout history, some books have changed the world.


Ecco alcune delle domande del padre al figlio: This would be Sergei’s point of nadir.

The Wolfman (Great Ideas)

They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enriched lives – and destroyed them. Sara rated it liked it Jul 10, Josh Tarre rated it it was amazing Aug 14, At the age of 18 months, Sergei alleges to have experienced a primal scene; whereby his parents engaged in sodomy. Oliver Clifford rated it really liked it Jul 02, Critics, beginning with Otto Rank inhave questioned the accuracy and efficacy of Freud’s psychoanalytic treatment of Pankejeff.

Doing so, Freud discerns key stages in his patient’s life, which would define his future wont, idiosyncrasies and physical defects.