x

IT’S JUST A DREAM THEY SAID…


“I dreamt that it was night and that I was lying in bed. (My bed stood with its foot towards the window; in front of the window there was a row of old walnut trees. I know it was winter when I had the dream, and night-time.) Suddenly the window opened of its own accord, and I was terrified to see that some white wolves were sitting on the big walnut tree in front of the window. There were six or seven of them. The wolves were quite white, and looked more like foxes or sheep-dogs, for they had big tails like foxes and they had their ears pricked like dogs when they pay attention to something. In great terror, evidently of being eaten up by the wolves, I screamed and woke up. My nurse hurried to my bed, to see what had happened to me. It took quite a long while before I was convinced that it had only been a dream; I had had such a clear and life-like picture of the window opening and the wolves sitting on the tree. At last I grew quieter, felt as though I had escaped from some danger, and went to sleep again”

Sigmund Freud (1918)

Esta semana me ha llegado este libro desde Amazon, lo estoy trabajando en clase aquí y me ha parecido tan interesante que quería tener una copia para mí. Esta ya no se imprime, se trata de un libro de segunda mano de 1971 en la aparece el famoso caso de Freud en el que interpreta el sueño de Sergei Pankejeff (El Hombre de los Lobos o The Wolfman), dando lugar a su teoría sobre la neurosis infaltil. También aparecen los recuerdos de este último sobre la terapia con Sigmund Freud.

Desde que leí este libro cada cosa que hago pienso “y esto Freud… ¿como lo interpretaría?”

La historia te deja sin aliento y pone de manifiesto que Freud era tan buen psicoanalista como escritor. Su meticulosa forma de trabajo y el desarrollo de su pensamiento a través del caso es absolutamente brillante. Freud consigue encontrar la raíz del problema del paciente basándose en recuerdos a los 6 meses de edad… Sin palabras. La interpretación del sueño es, sin duda, lo mejor de todo. Pero eso no lo voy a explicar aquí…

A petición de un buen amigo voy a empeza a escribir algunas de mis entradas en inglés.

I have just received this book from Amazon. We have been studying it in class and it’s been so interesting I wanted to keep a hard copy of my own. This edition is already out of print. I bought it second hand and its from 1971. It is Freud’s famous case on Infantile Neurosis as well as his patient Sergei Pankejeff’s memories about his therapy with him. Since I read this book I keep on wondering “how would Freud interpret this?”. I guess this is what good books do.

The story is narrated in a terrific way being absolutely breathtaking. Freud’s meticulous work and the development of his thoughts through the book are absolutely brilliant. He manages to find the origin of the patient’s neurosis based on his memories recovering them from patient’s earliest months of age. However, the masterpiece of the book is the interpretation of the dream. But this won’t be explained here. ..

As a request of a good friend of mine, I’ll start writing some of my posts in English too.