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Van Der Heide, C. (1949). Further Contributions to the Psychoanalysis of Writers: Edmund Bergler. Psa. Rev., XXXIV, 1947, pp. 449–468 and XXXV, 1948, pp. 33–50.. Psychoanal Q., 18:123-124.

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Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing: Further Contributions to the Psychoanalysis of Writers: Edmund Bergler. Psa. Rev., XXXIV, 1947, pp. 449–468 and XXXV, 1948, pp. 33–50.

(1949). Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 18:123-124

Further Contributions to the Psychoanalysis of Writers: Edmund Bergler. Psa. Rev., XXXIV, 1947, pp. 449–468 and XXXV, 1948, pp. 33–50.

Carel Van Der Heide

This psychoanalytic psychopathology of authors is an elaboration of previous studies by Bergler. Many common characteristics of writers are traced to unsolved,


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unconscious, oral conflict. Positive and negative scoptophilic manifestations, latent homosexuality and alcoholic addiction are understood in these terms. Certain typical misconceptions concerning writers are discussed and it is concluded that psychoanalysis does not need to destroy but may, on the contrary, cure a 'writing block'. The paper abounds in illustrative clinical material.


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Van Der Heide, C. (1949). Further Contributions to the Psychoanalysis of Writers. Psychoanal. Q., 18:123-124

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