Georg Groddeck’s “The Book Of The It” is a key text in the history of psychoanalytical thought and the investigation of human sexual compulsion. Configured as a. BOOK OF THE IT, THE Groddeck’s Book of the It, first published in by the Georg Groddeck, psychanalyste de l ‘imaginaire: psychanalyse freudienne et. Groddeck, Georg. . The first medical book which he put into my hand–I was at that time still a lad at the Gymnasium–was the empirical teaching of Rademacher .

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We play the hypocrite, that is the whole story, and never once dare to give a genuine laugh. When I look back over my emotional life I realize that, in every case where my heart was ggeorg, I broke in as a third upon a friendship already existing between two persons, that I always separated the one who roused my emotion from the other, and that my affection cooled as soon as I had succeeded in doing so.

Groddeeck: The Book of the It

For the It, age does not exist, and in the It is our own real life. Valter rated it it was amazing Nov 14, Nervous and Mental Disease Publishing Co. Martino Vedi Tu rated it it was amazing Feb 13, The matter is somewhat complicated, at least if the od has a loving mother.

You will not fathom it unless I help you. Lists with This Book.

Book ratings by Goodreads. No matter what, there is a wisdom inside you which may seem absurd, but you have to trust it. This disposition to doubt was in gorddeck other ways deter mined. It was this notion which Freud would modify into his concept of the Id, a primal calculus of sex and violence.

Whoever hates his grodedck, dreads to have a child of his own, for the life of man is ruled by the law, “As thou to me, so I to thee,” yet this woman is consumed by the desire to bear a child. He wrote the letters in and sent them to Freud, whose response was very encouraging “Their style is fascinating; their tone musical, clever, and impertinent”. One day he asked me–I don’t know why–whether I would not like to be a doctor, and because I looked kt this inquiry as a mark of distinction which set me above my brothers, I said yes.

He had forbidden all my brothers to follow that career, probably because he wanted to convince himself and other people that his financial difficulties were due to a doctor’s wretched remuneration, which was certainly not the case, since his praises were sung by young and old alike and he was correspondingly rewarded. On this occasion my father related to me a story which later, when doubts arose as to my medical capacity, kept me fast to my bool.

Assaporato con gusto in ogni pagina. From inside the book. Perhaps I already heard ggoddeck before, but I know that it made a deep impression upon me while I was in that exalted groddeco, fancying myself, like Joseph, raised above my brothers.


Dark Matter rated it really liked it Jun 22, Then it will he clear to you what I am trying to say in all my ramblings; the It, that mysterious something which dominates us, is just as careless of the distinction of sex as it is gforg differences in age.

Beyond that the greater part of its territory is unattainable, but by search and effort we can extend the limits of our consciousness, and press far into the realm of the unconscious, if we can bring ourselves no more to desire knowledge but only to phantasy.

And without either knowing it or wishing it, he gradually severed the bond between the parents through the pressure of their half-conscious sense of guilt, clear enough to strangers’ eyes in their peculiar treatment of their son, so that they fled from one another, and knew each other no more. People who hate their mothers create no children for themselves, and that is so far true that one may postulate of a childless marriage, without further inquiry, that one of the two partners is a mother hater.

After the meal my two brothers asked me to exchange this for a smoothly polished tye piece, which I joyfully did.


V rated it it was ok Aug 17, Faust, the mantle is spread for the flight. With a light heart he leapt to his doom, for he was of the line of heroes. Better to laugh at myself, at this childishness from which we never emerge, for never do we quite grow up; we manage it rarely, and then on]y on the surface; we merely play at being grown up as a child plays at being big.

That woman who gave voluntary service at the lying-in hospital has times in which her breasts completely shrink; then her male nature asserts itself and drives her irresistibly to change places with her husband in their games of love.

They are to be found in the sphere of association, whence I have already drawn the example worm-child. I saw my nurse once again later on–I may have been eight years old–for a few minutes only. All four of them have, in fact, an It which does not know times whether it is male or female. And so in one direction, and that certainly no unimportant one, without intention and even without knowledge, those feelings are repeated in me that are associated with the double relationship to mother and nurse and with the conflict aroused by the parting–a matter worthy of consideration, since it shows, at least, that in the mind of a three-year old child there are processes at work which, though extremely involved, yet have a certain unity at the source.


They call the attention of their mother, or of whoever happens to be by, to this strange appearance, and learn either from her words or from her embarrassed looks, that one does not speak of such things, one does not even notice them.

Their speech tells us that already, for the most masculine of men feels no hesitation in telling us that he is pregnant with some thought; he refers to the children of his brain, and speaks of the fulfilling of some laborious task as “a difficult birth. Or notice people who are absorbed in thought or in some task; look at lovers, at the sick, at the aged.

That, however, is not what is in my mind, but only the fact that I attributed all the hatred and the suffering of my school days hte science, because it is more convenient to ascribe one’s feorg to external events than to seek its roots in the depths of the unconscious. International Universities Press, Gabilu Rumspringa rated it it was amazing Sep 03, It is, according to Groddeck, the basic sexual motivation that influences every aspect of individual personality.

Groddeck hhe considered by many as a founder of psychosomatic medicine — his reservations against strict science and orthodox medicine made him an outsider among psychoanalysts till today. I have always joked about Mars shrieking like ten thousand men when he was wounded, and it is only in the eyes of the would-be great that Achilles is dishonored by his tears over the body of Patroclus.

He does not know whether he is truly man or woman, his It does not know. And then, when the seminal fluid ran out over his leg, he was suddenly seized by the idea that he would now give birth to puppies, and for weeks and months afterwards this idea remained in his mind. Let us see then; what I wrote about was the choice of a profession, certain aversions, an inner conflict which lasted from childhood onwards.

May I tell you yet another little story? I know a lady–she too is one of those childloving women who are yet childless because they hated their mothers–who for five months missed her menstrual periods; her body swelled and her if, and she believed herself to be with child. The book of the it Georg Groddeck Snippet view – Views Read Edit View history.

I can well imagine that a child who realizes for the first time that the person with the kind smile over there is his mother, is more completely gripped by his emotion than the husband who leads his bride home.

Un libro come migliore amico.