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Rank, Otto 1884-1939

Works: 254 works in 1,276 publications in 10 languages and 20,893 library holdings
Genres: History  Records and correspondence  Essays  Cross-cultural studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Collaborator, Redactor, Author of introduction, Adapter, Other, Translator, Creator
Classifications: BF1078, 150.195
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The myth of the birth of the hero, and other writings by Otto Rank( Book )

70 editions published between 1914 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,678 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The prominent civilized nations, such as the Babylonians, Egyptians, Hebrews, and Hindoos, the inhabitants of Iran and of Persia, the Greeks and the Romans as well as the Teutons and others, all began at an early stage to glorify their heroes, mythical princes and kings, founders of religions, dynasties, empires or cities, in brief their national heroes, in a number of poetic tales and legends. The history of the birth and of the early life of these personalities came to be especially invested with fantastic features, which in different nations even though widely separated by space and entirely independent of each other present a baffling similarity, or in part a literal correspondence. Many investigators have long been impressed with this fact, and one of the chief problems of mythical research still consists in the elucidation of the reason for the extensive analogies in the fundamental outlines of mythical tales, which are rendered still more enigmatical by the unanimity in certain details, and their reappearance in most of the mythical groupings. In this book, we shall first take up the legendary material on which such a psychological interpretation is to be attempted for the first time on a large scale; selecting from the mass of these chiefly biographical hero myths those which are the best known, and some which are especially characteristic. These myths will be given in abbreviated form as far as relevant for this investigation, with statements concerning the provenance. Attention will be called to the most important, constantly recurrent motives by a difference in print"--Introduction. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2007 APA, all rights reserved)
Art and artist; creative urge and personality development by Otto Rank( Book )

39 editions published between 1932 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Along with Adler and Jung, Otto Rank was one of the intellectual giants in the inner circle around Sigmund Freud. Art and Artist, his major statement on the relationship of art to the individual and society, pursues in a broader cultural context Freud's ideas on art and neurosis and has had an important influence on many twentieth-century writers and thinkers, beginning with Henry Miller and Anais Nin. Art and Artist explores the human urge to create in all its complex aspects, in terms not only of individual works of art but of religion, mythology, and social institutions as well. Based firmly on Rank's knowledge of psychology and psychoanalysis, it ranges widely through anthropology and cultural history, reaching beyond psychology to a broad understanding of human nature
The Don Juan legend by Otto Rank( Book )

63 editions published between 1922 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,082 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Illustre les effets de sens de la littérature dans le champ psychanalytique. Le double étudie, à partir de la littérature ("Dr Jekyll et Mr Hyde."
Beyond psychology by Otto Rank( Book )

29 editions published between 1941 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,078 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Psychology and the soul : a study of the origin, conceptual evolution, and nature of the soul by Otto Rank( Book )

46 editions published between 1930 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 986 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his last years, Otto Rank turned his lifetime of thought and learning toward two of the most difficult topics in human history: religion and the soul. The result was this now-classic work, available in this new, very accessible English translation. Unlike many other intellectuals of the twentieth century, Rank maintains a place for the soul rather than dismissing it as a fantasy. The soul and the beliefs about it, he argues, set forth the foundation for psychology, with its complex analyses of consciousness, self-consciousness, and personality. Rank's commentary is not limited to beliefs about individual souls but includes ideas about group souls, sometimes encompassing nations or generations. Rank suggests that it is in expression of group beliefs that the idea of the soul attains its greatest power.--Publisher description
The trauma of birth by Otto Rank( Book )

88 editions published between 1924 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 981 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inhaltsübersicht: Einleitung von Ludwig Janus, Einführung von E. James Lieberman, Vorbemerkung, Die analytische Situation, Die infantile Angst, Die sexulle Befriedigung, Die neurotische Reproduktion, Die symbolische Anpassung, Die heroische Kompensation, Die religiöse Sublimierung, Die künstlerische Idealisierung, Die philosophische Spekulation, Die psychoanalytisch Erkenntnis, Die therapeutische Wirkung
The double; a psychoanalytic study by Otto Rank( Book )

53 editions published between 1914 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 939 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The incest theme in literature and legend : fundamentals of a psychology of literary creation by Otto Rank( Book )

54 editions published between 1912 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 725 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Will therapy and Truth and reality by Otto Rank( Book )

21 editions published between 1945 and 1972 in English and held by 667 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The development of psycho-analysis by Sándor Ferenczi( Book )

52 editions published between 1924 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book offers an opportunity for practicing analysts to see the development of analytic technique and the special angles of two of its most successful practitioners. The book was written in the summer of 1922, somewhat modified and altered by the events of the International Psycho-analytical Congress, held in Berlin in September of that year, and completed in 1923. The authors apologize for some of the deficiencies of structure on account of this history of its origin. The critical part of the work was originally written by Dr. Ferenczi, the didactic chapter "The Analytical Situation" by Dr. Rank and the work then jointly revised. As will be seen from the above, the book is intended primarily for practicing analysts and will appeal only to serious students of psycho-analysis. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2005 APA, all rights reserved)
Psychoanalysis as an art and a science : a symposium( Book )

7 editions published between 1968 and 1980 in English and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Will therapy by Otto Rank( Book )

27 editions published between 1926 and 2006 in German and English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The significance of psychoanalysis for the mental sciences by Otto Rank( Book )

43 editions published between 1913 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modern education; a critique of its fundamental ideas by Otto Rank( Book )

7 editions published between 1932 and 1968 in English and German and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Truth and reality by Otto Rank( Book )

8 editions published in 1978 in English and German and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The interpretation of dreams by Sigmund Freud( Book )

25 editions published between 1914 and 1945 in 3 languages and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A translation of Sigmund Freud's "The Interpretation of Dreams" that is based on the original text published in November 1899
Truth and reality; a life history of the human will by Otto Rank( Book )

25 editions published between 1929 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Mythus von der Geburt des Helden : Versuch einer psychologischen Mythendeutung by Otto Rank( Book )

35 editions published between 1909 and 2015 in German and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rank's second published book, containing several paragraphs on the 'family romance' contributed by Freud, and the first large scale use of psychoanalytic theory in the psychological interpretation of myth. Suggesting that the similarity of myths across cultures results from general traits of the mind, Rank anticipates Jung's concepts of 'archetype' and 'collective unconscious.'
Psychoanalytische Beiträge zur Mythenforschung : aus den Jahren 1912 bis 1914 by Otto Rank( Book )

34 editions published between 1919 and 2015 in German and English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'Art et l'artiste : créativité et développement de la personnalité by Otto Rank( Book )

12 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names
Otto Rank austriacki psychoanalityk

Otto Rank Austrian psychologist

Otto Rank österreichischer Psychoanalytiker

Otto Rank psicologo e psicoanalista austriaco

Otto Rank psychanalyste autrichien

Otto Rank psycholoog uit Oostenrijk (1884-1939)

Rank, Oto 1884-1939

Rank, Otto

Rosenfeld, Otto 1884-1939

Ото Ранк

Ранк, Отто

Ранк, Отто 1884-1939

Розенфельд О. 1884-1939

אוטו ראנק

ראנק, אוטו 1884-1934

רוזנפלד, אוטו 1884-1934

רנק, אוטו 1884-1934

اتو رانک

اوتو رانك

اوٹو رینک

ਓਟੋ ਰੈਂਕ

랑크, 오토 1884-1939


ランク, オットー



Art and artist; creative urge and personality developmentBeyond psychologyPsychology and the soul : a study of the origin, conceptual evolution, and nature of the soulThe trauma of birthThe double; a psychoanalytic studyThe development of psycho-analysisTruth and realityPsychoanalytische Beiträge zur Mythenforschung : aus den Jahren 1912 bis 1914