Schreber, Daniel Paul, – [Denkwürdigkeiten eines Nervenkranken. English]. Memoirs of my nervous illness / by Daniel Paul. Memoirs of My Nervous Illness has ratings and 51 reviews. Hadrian said: Here are the memoirs of the life of Daniel Paul Schreber. In his time, he w. In , the distinguished German jurist Daniel Paul Schreber suffered the first of a series of mental collapses that would afflict him for the rest of his life.

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Jan 24, Gaz rated it liked it. Jul 29, Isaac rated it really liked it. I was fed too much Foucault and Zoloft as a child.

What I can say is that he wrote a detailed compelling look inside this part of debilitating mental illness, and a glimpse of what it might be, to be imprisoned within one’s own mind. Regardless of my own convictions in why you should read the book philosophy asidethis ndrvous is ultimately a sublime treatise on the perseverance of the human spirit. This was not unexpected for a man with stress and long exposure in the public eye, so he took a year-long vacation.

Mar 28, Charles rated it really liked it. I was drawn to it because I have a compulsive interest in the history of medicine and the history of insanity. I am reading this for the third time.

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Capitalism and Schizophrenia Penguin Classics. Content of the voices talk. Within weeks he was committed, having rapidly descended into madness, and was placed under the care of Dr. The peculiar universe of Schreber’s was mediated by the activity of rays, which could assume a “pure” and “impure” relation; these rays could be controlled by Flechsig or emanated strictly from God, who sought to influence Schreber and his reality by “divine miracles”.


This theory is only augmented by the fact that he returned to his work and performed normally after the period of his treatment in different mental asylums. Schreber schrebeer himself chosen to redeem the world, and to restore to it the lost state of Blessedness.

Memoirs of My Nervous Illness

This book is a strange addition to the 1, list since it really schrebet a novel, but it was certainly worth reading. This can be seen as analogous to one of Moritz Schreber’s techniques of an elaborate nervojs which confined the child’s body, forcing him to have a “correct” posture at the dinner table. In the case of any other human being this would have resulted in natural pus formation with an inevitably fatal outcome; but the food pulp could not damage my body because all impure matter in it was soaked up again by the rays.

Quotes from Memoirs of My Ner The fact that someone can write in a comprehensible manner whilst expressing such bizarre delusions is instructional but not very entertaining. Download our Spring Fiction Pqul Now. Personal experiences at Sonnenstein. Following this surprising realization you might have continued this contact with me for a time out of scientific interest, until you yourself felt as if were uneasy about it, and therefore decided to break it off.

Provides enlightenment on what it means dahiel be mentally ill and leads the reader to an interesting metaphysical realm that was reality for Dr. Continuation Nervelanguage inner voices. Niederland’s research from the ’50s, Niederland had previously worked with survivors of Nazi concentration camps. But God, you see, was two.


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Freud thought that Schreber’s disturbances resulted from repressed homosexual desires, which in infancy were oriented at his father and brother. Here oaul the memoirs of the life of Daniel Paul Schreber. Stay in Touch Sign up. Sep 29, Andrew added it Shelves: Inspired by Your Browsing History. I was fascinated by this for about the first twenty pages but was under the false impression that it would develop and become more conventional.

Daniel Paul Schreber was a German judge who suffered from what was then diagnosed as dementia praecox. Author information Copyright and License information Disclaimer.

Can’t think of any others like this offhand. Deleuze and Guattari advocate for the schizo which is never the same thing exactly as extolling the virtue of your everyday clinical schizophrenic. He also witnesses the sun pause, a fake city, the removal of his penis, and suffers too many other indignities and miracles to list. Cashback will be credited as Amazon Pay balance within 10 days. To ask other readers questions about Memoirs of My Nervous Illnessplease sign up.

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