Freudian or Neofreudian? : 1964 : Edward Glover

by Julia Evans on January 1, 1964

Published  p97-109 The Psychoanalytic Quarterly, Volume 33, 1964 

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Cited by Jacques Lacan 

In my notes, from ancient times, this text is quoted by Jacques Lacan in Seminar XI:13th May 1964: p174 of Alan Sheridan’s translation.  Here is the quote:

When I read in the Psychoanalytic Quarterly an article like the one by Mr Edward Glover, entitled Freudian or Neo-Freudian, directed entirely against the constructions of Mr Alexander, I sense a sordid smell of stuffiness, at the sight of a construction like that of Mr Alexander being counter-attacked in the name of obsolete criteria. Good Heavens, I did not hesitate to attack it myself in the most categorical way fourteen years ago, at the 1950 Congress of Psychiatry, but, it is the construction of a man of great talent and when I see at what level this construction is discussed, I can pay myself the complement that through all the misadventures that my discourse encounters, here and certainly elsewhere, one can say that this discourse provides an obstacle to the experience of analysis being served up to you in a completely cretinous way.

At this point, I will resume my discourse …

See Seminar XI: The Four Fundamental Concepts: 1963-1964 : beginning 15th January 1964 : Jacques Lacan or here 

Edward Glover citesThe Scope of Psychoanalysis, 1921-1961: Selected Papers, by Franz Alexander. New York: Basic Books, Inc., 1961 

The Karl Abraham’s paper is probably A Short Study of the Development of the Libido, Viewed in the Light of Mental Disorders : 1924 : Karl Abraham or here  

Other texts by Karl Abrahams : Available here 


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