Guide to in-print Otto Rank publications
Some Rank books out of copyright are being reprinted. Described as new, they have been superseded by better editions. Myth of the Birth of the Hero appeared in German in 1909–he was only 25–English in 1914. The 2nd edition, almost twice as large, appeared in German in 1922, English in 2004–the latter including Rank’s essay “The Play within Hamlet” and an introduction by Robert A. Segal.
A new translation of Rank’s Psychology and the Soul (Seelenglaube und Psychologie, 1930) was published in 1998 with an extensive introduction. The English version of 1950 by W. Turner is incomplete and sometimes inaccurate.
Both of these new editions are published by Johns Hopkins University Press, publisher of the first edition of The Incest Theme in Literature and Legend, 1909/1992, introduction by Peter Rudnytsky.
Gregory Richter, Professor of German and Linguistics at Truman State University, translated all three of these books, as well as Sigmund Freud, Todd Dufresne, ed., Broadview, 2011.Posted 12.17.2012 at 11:27 am | Have your say →
Tommy Schmitz, who I met on the Ernest Becker Foundation list, recorded and edited 11 interviews with me about Rank. The result is here. He elicited relevant matters long dormant, for which I am grateful. While Rank never did couples therapy, his concern with the here-and-now and with ethical aspects of all human interaction has been a major influence that I’m still trying to clarify. Thank you, Tommy. –Jim
Use the link below. The interviews range from 10 to 20 minutes. Your feedback is invited!Have your say →
The Letters of Sigmund Freud and Otto Rank: Inside Psychoanalysis
E. James Lieberman and Robert Kramer,. eds.
Johns Hopkins University Press, January 2012
Highly recommended by several reviewers, including Choice online, for advanced undergraduates, faculty, professionals and general readers.
To order: 800-537-5487 Mention code NAF for 25% discount.Posted 01.06.2012 at 11:32 pm | Have your say →
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