Get A Forgotten Freudian: The Passion of Karl Stern PDF

By Daniel Burston

ISBN-10: 178220346X

ISBN-13: 9781782203469

This e-book explores the existence and paintings of a overlooked determine within the historical past of psychoanalysis, Karl Stern, who introduced Freudian conception and perform to Catholic (and Christian) audiences round the world.

Karl Stern was once a German-Jewish neurologist and psychiatrist who fled Germany in 1937 – first to London, then to Canada, the place he taught at McGill college and the collage of Ottawa, turning into leader of Psychiatry at numerous significant clinics in Ottawa and Montreal among 1952 and 1968, while he went into deepest perform. In 1951 he released The Pillar of Fire, a memoir that chronicled his early life, youth and early maturity, his clinical and psychiatric education, his first research, and his serial flirtations with Jewish Orthodoxy, Marxism and Zionism – all in the course of the galloping Nazification of Germany. It additionally explored the long-standing inner-conflicts that preceded Stern’s conversion to Catholicism in 1943.

The Pillar of Fire used to be a run-away top vendor, and was once through a chain of exceptional books and papers that suggest Freud (and psychoanalysis typically) to Christian audiences, together with The 3rd Revolution (1954), The Flight from Woman (1965) and Love and Success (1975). Stern firmly believed within the compatibility of technology and religion, and was once a celebrity of the Catholic lecture circuit, the place he frequently spoke concerning the evils of anti-Semitism. His friendship and correspondence with Thomas Merton, psychiatrist/psychoanalyst Gregory Zilboorg, philosophers Jacques Maritain and Gabriel Marcel, activist Dorothy Day and novelist Graham Greene (among others) shed huge mild on Catholic highbrow existence within the chilly battle period, and the problems dealing with Stern, whose simultaneous efforts to wrestle Christian anti-Semitism and to combine Freudian suggestion into the center of Catholic philosophy met with combined effects.

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A senseless and cruel stigma was what Jewry had become to them. (Stern, 1951, p. 145) So while their utopian and socialist ideals were not a problem for Stern, at least initially, by the time he reached his twenties, the secular outlook of most Zionist groups left him profoundly unsatisfied. Nevertheless, while still a teenager, he disagreed vigorously with his mother’s objections to Zionism. Karl’s mother argued that Zionism is a form of nationalism, and therefore a betrayal of the universalistic ideals of the German Enlightenment, of the celebrated novelist Romain Rolland, and playwright George Bernard Shaw, whom Frau Stern was exceptionally fond of.

Up until this point, Stern had shied away from this kind of freewheeling, unsupervised mutual psychoanalysis. But now, he found, “we were all inebriated by some miasma emanating from a mixture of Freud, the Russian novelists, Mann, Gide, Joyce and others” (Stern, 1951, p. 80). With all these novelists in the mix, he was suddenly in his element. 24 A F O R G OT T E N F R E U D I A N Despite his introverted personality, and distaste for the bureaucracy and anonymity, Stern thrived. One teacher at Moabit Hospital who made a deep impression on Stern was Professor Ernst Haase.

Stern describes him as a humane psychiatrist whose Jewish parents had converted to Christianity and raised him as a Protestant. He bore a slight resemblance to Sigmund Freud, was deeply versed in the history of art and literature, and together with his wife, hosted lively gatherings of local artist, musicians, writers and scientists at his home. Stern admired and emulated his analysts’ humanism and pluralism, and his refusal to be claimed or defined by any particular “ism” in the psychotherapy world—not an easy thing to do, especially in Germany in the 1930s.

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