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Schmukler, A.G. (1992). American Imago. XLVI, 1989: Introduction to "The Characteristics of Masochism." Donald M. Kaplan. Pp. 197-202.. Psychoanal Q., 61:323-324.

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Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing: American Imago. XLVI, 1989: Introduction to "The Characteristics of Masochism." Donald M. Kaplan. Pp. 197-202.

(1992). Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 61:323-324

American Imago. XLVI, 1989: Introduction to "The Characteristics of Masochism." Donald M. Kaplan. Pp. 197-202.

Anita G. Schmukler

Reik called attention to the elements of suspense and its enactment, exhibitionistic impulses, and provocation of persecution in the masochistic fantasy—substantial contributions to psychoanalytic thought—which were discussed in considerable detail


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in Masochism in Modern Man. His synthesis of clinical, mythological, social, anthropological, and religious ideas added an almost unparalleled richness to his presentations. However, Reik continually avoided acknowledgment of significant, relevant psychoanalytic concepts in his writing, a practice which Reik himself referred to as masochistic. Kaplan suggests that this avoidance is a possible explanation for the fact that Reik's work, with all its penetrating insight, does not take its place in psychoanalytic bibliographies.


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Schmukler, A.G. (1992). American Imago. XLVI, 1989. Psychoanal. Q., 61:323-324

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