Customer Service | Help | FAQ | PEP-Easy | Report a Data Error | About
Tip: To see author affiliation information in an article…

PEP-Web Tip of the Day

To see author affiliation and contact information (as available) in an article, simply click on the Information icon next to the author’s name in every journal article.

For the complete list of tips, see PEP-Web Tips on the PEP-Web support page.

Nydes, J. (1966). An Interview with Theodor Reik (Tape). Psychoanal. Rev., 53A(1):142-143.

(1966). Psychoanalytic Review, 53A(1):142-143

An Interview with Theodor Reik (Tape)

Review by:
Jule Nydes

This is four hours of Theodor Reik. The tape consists of two twelve-hundred-foot reels, and the audio quality is quite good. Doctor Reik is questioned on an almost bewildering variety of topics by a number of psychiatrists and psychologists affiliated with the Philadelphia Mental Health Clinic.

Reik's answers to the questions are less directly responsive and more in the nature of anecdotes and reminiscences of his fifty years' experience. But this is by no means a shortcoming since Reik is at his best when he is permitted freely to share his wisdom with us at his own pace and on his own terms. Listening to him provides us with the rare opportunity of participating in significant events at the outset of the psychoanalytic movement and of sharing the company of personalities who contributed to the development of psychoanalysis.

The interview, of course, is replete with anecdotes about Freud, many of which are as yet unpublished, but he also has much to say about many others. These include Anna Freud, Melanie Klein, Ernest Jones, Karl Abraham, Herman Nunberg, Albert Einstein, Eugene O'Neill, Marie Bonaparte, and Edmund Bergler, to name only a few. His references are not confined exclusively to the past. He even includes a few animadversions on Albert Ellis and this reviewer.

The interview contains almost endless riches.

[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 © 2021, Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing, ISSN 2472-6982 Customer Service | Help | FAQ | Download PEP Bibliography | Report a Data Error | About

WARNING! This text is printed for personal use. It is copyright to the journal in which it originally appeared. It is illegal to redistribute it in any form.