Login
Morrison, A.P. (1992). New Essays on Narcissism: By Béla Grunberger. Translated & edited by David Macey. London: Free Association Books, 1989. 205 pp.. Psychoanal Q., 61:469-473.

Welcome to PEP Web!

Viewing the full text of this document requires a subscription to PEP Web.

If you are coming in from a university from a registered IP address or secure referral page you should not need to log in. Contact your university librarian in the event of problems.

If you have a personal subscription on your own account or through a Society or Institute please put your username and password in the box below. Any difficulties should be reported to your group administrator.

Username:
Password:

Can't remember your username and/or password? If you have forgotten your username and/or password please click here and log in to the PaDS database. Once there you need to fill in your email address (this must be the email address that PEP has on record for you) and click "Send." Your username and password will be sent to this email address within a few minutes. If this does not work for you please contact your group organizer.

Athens or federation user? Login here.

Not already a subscriber? Order a subscription today.

(1992). Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 61:469-473

New Essays on Narcissism: By Béla Grunberger. Translated & edited by David Macey. London: Free Association Books, 1989. 205 pp.

Andrew P. Morrison Author Information

The earliest of the essays in Béla Grunberger's New Essays on Narcissism seem, to this American analyst, to follow from his original volume, suggesting a rich, leisurely sojourn through the French countryside. I recall vividly a visit to Burgundy, particularly to Vezelay; the town is dominated by its beautiful, towering cathedral, just as the core of all of Grunberger's writings reflects his vision of narcissism. Leading to the cathedral is an ancient stone road up a steep hill, lined by the enthralling edifices of medieval homes and shops. In the ascent to the cathedral, small streets and paths lead off to the side, sometimes bringing the stroller to enclosed courtyards which may contain lovely, well-tended gardens, or may as likely restrain small, rooting farm animals, not unlike the anality of drives which Grunberger perpetually contrasts with narcissism. Some of these paths suddenly open to beautiful, sun-drenched vistas of the green valleys and hills of the Burgundian summertime. These panoramas of the countryside inevitably relate, however, to glimpses of a spire or buttress of the cathedral, as each turn of Grunberger's interest is informed by his engagement with narcissism.

—————————————

1 Grunberger, B. (1971): Narcissism: Psychoanalytic Essays. Translated by J. S. Diamanti. New York: Int. Univ. Press, 1979.

- 469 -

[This is a summary or excerpt from the full text of the book or article. The full text of the document is available to subscribers.]

Copyright © 2014, Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing. Help | About | Download PEP Bibliography | Report a Problem

WARNING! This text is printed for the personal use of the subscriber to PEP Web and is copyright to the Journal in which it originally appeared. It is illegal to copy, distribute or circulate it in any form whatsoever.