A Biography of a Bygone City

Author: Henry Dwight Sedgwick

Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing

ISBN: 1787204235

Category: History

Page: 300

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As he traces the sources of the Danube, the noblest and most picturesque river of Europe (though not blue), so Mr. Sedgwick traces the sources, the tributaries that created the spirit and the physical aspects of Vienna. It was Charlemagne who pushed the frontier of his empire eastward and formed the “Mark in Ostland.” After the Babenbergs, for seven centuries the Habsburg ruled. Vienna sprang from the Dark Ages into brilliance and light. Commerce gave her gold and prosperity. State and Church gave her beauty. The baroque met her taste for frolic and fancy. The Habsburgs threw her doors wide to fine music and fine art. What names of romance star this city’s story! Richard Cœur de Lion was in danger here. Here the Minnesänger, Walther von der Vogelweide, sang his light-hearted songs. Maximilian I showed himself the first true Viennese. The Thirty Years’ War, the martial exploits of Wallenstein and Prince Eugene, the great siege by the Turks, carry on the story. That great woman and great empress, Maria Theresa, was much too busy to be as genuinely Viennese as her pleasure-loving husband. Gluck and Haydn filled her reign with lovely music, and Mozart embodied the ideal dream of Vienna. When the French Revolutionists declared war on Austria, Vienna did not take it seriously. She was much more interested in the tunes from the latest opera and continued to believe a musical genius (like Beethoven or her own Schubert) greater than a victorious general.

The Annual of Psychoanalysis

Author: Jerome A. Winer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134880464

Category: Psychology

Page: 253

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Volume 19 of The Annual of Psychoanalysis turns to the ever-intriguing relationship between "Psychoanalysis and Art." This introductory section begins with Donald Kuspit's scholarly reflections on the role of analysis in visual art and art criticism, and then proceeds to a series of topical studies on Freud and art introduced by Harry Trosman. Egyptologist Lorelei Corcoran explores the Egypt of Freud's imagination, thereby illuminating our understanding of the archaeological metaphor. Marion Tolpin offers new insights into Freud's analysis of the American writer Hilda Doolittle by focusing on the meaning of the Goddess Athene - whose statue rested on Freud's desk - to both analyst and analysand. Stephen Toulmin examines Freud's artistic sensibility - and places the historical significance of Freud's art collection in bold relief - by looking at the many contemporary art objects Freud chose not to collect. Danielle Knafo identifies key events in the early life of Austrian Expressionist Egon Schiele that were "primary determinants" of the content and form of his self-portraits. And Barbara Almond examines the spontaneous healing process depicted in Margaret Drabble's novel The Needle's Eye as an analogue to the kind of growth and development mobilized by the psychoanalytic process. Section II, "Psychoanalysis and Development," begins with Barbara Fajardo's appreciation of the contribution of biology to analyzability; she reviews findings from both infant research and biogenetic research that tend toward an understanding of "constitution" as resilience in development and, subsequently, in treatment. Benjamin Garber adds to the psychoanalytic understanding of childhood learning disabilities by presenting the three-and-a-half-year analysis of a learning-disabled child. In a fascinating two-part contribution, "Bridging the Chasm Between Developmental Theory and Clinical Theory," Joseph Palombo sheds light on some of the knottiest problems in contemporary analysis, including the relationship between childhood events and the reconstruction of those events in treatment. In Section III, "Psychoanalysis and Empathy," Mary Newsome presents case material in support of her claim that the analyst's empathic understanding catalyzes the coalescence of the patient's affect and aim, that is, the patient's capacity to believe in and then realize his ambitions. The acquisition of the capacity, she contends, not only betokens a specific kind of structure formation, but is the bedrock of emerging self-cohesion. Her challenging paper is thoughtfully discussed by David Terman and Jerome Winer. Section IV of The Annual offers Jerome Kavka's appreciation of the work of N. Lionel Blitzsten (1893-1952). Blitzsten, the first Chicago psychoanalyst and one of America's most gifted clinicians and teachers, anticipated modern concepts of narcissism in identifying "narcissistic neuroses" with special treatment requirements. Morris Sklansky furthers our understanding of Blitzsten in his discussion of Kavka's essay. Ranging across the analytic canvas with presentations as edifying as they are provocative, volume 19 of The Annual of Psychoanalysis challenges readers to wrestle with issues at the cutting edge of the discipline. It takes a well-deserved place in the preeminent continuing series in the field.

The Athenaeum

A Journal of Literature, Science, the Fine Arts, Music, and the Drama

Author: James Silk Buckingham,John Sterling,Frederick Denison Maurice,Henry Stebbing,Charles Wentworth Dilke,Thomas Kibble Hervey,William Hepworth Dixon,Norman Maccoll,Vernon Horace Rendall,John Middleton Murry

Publisher: N.A


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: N.A

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