Freud’s Affectionate Regard for Schreber


Freud’s affectionate admiration of Judge Schreber is that of a reader who has discovered his own ideas in Schreber’s book: neural pathways are also the ways of the speaking voices; the language register makes manifest the secrets of the universe; the appetite of men for women is the evil of potentates who rule the world. There is but a step from the deity to which Schreber succumbs to the intervention of President Wilson in the fate of Freud’s Vienna.

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European Journal of Psychoanalysis