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Jeremy Tambling

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780719086731

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: May 2013

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9780719086731.001.0001

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Freud and memory

Freud and memory

(p.23) 3 Freud and memory
Literature and Psychoanalysis

Jeremy Tambling

Manchester University Press

This chapter begins with one of Freud's ‘case-histories’, in which he discussed particular examples of analysis, and presents an account of someone suffering from obsessional neurosis, the ‘Rat Man’. In this condition, people typically worry over what other people think are trivial issues. An anxiety or fear, an ‘affectual state’, is seen as being too great for whatever seems to be causing it. The chapter examines what Freud said about this, as distinct from hysteria, and then considers his view on memory, in relation to consciousness, repression and the unconscious. It ends with Derrida's critique of Freud and psychoanalysis.

Keywords:   Rat Man, Freud's case histories, obsessional neurosis, hysteria, repression, consciousness, Jacques Derrida

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