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Reich, Wilhelm 1897-1957

Works: 795 works in 3,374 publications in 16 languages and 35,670 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Records and correspondence  Diaries  Drama  Experimental films  Documentary-style films  History  Miscellanea  Documentary films  Filmed interviews 
Roles: Author, Creator, Other, Dedicatee, Contributor, Bibliographic antecedent, Editor
Classifications: BF109.R38, B
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The mass psychology of fascism by Wilhelm Reich( Book )

143 editions published between 1942 and 2000 in 7 languages and held by 2,502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A member of the Vienna Psychoanalytic Society under Sigmund Freud, Wilhelm Reich was forced to emigrate to America when the Nazis came to power. This is his classic study, written in the period 1930-33, of the psychology of the rise of fascism
Character analysis by Wilhelm Reich( Book )

229 editions published between 1858 and 2013 in 10 languages and held by 2,363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reich's classic work on the development and treatment of human character disorders, first published in 1933. As a young clinician in the 1920s, Wihelm Reich expanded psychoanalytic resistance into the more inclusive technique of character analysis, in which the sum total of typical character attitudes developed by an individual as a blocking against emotional excitations became the object of treatment. These encrusted attitudes functioned as an "armor," which Reich later found to exist simultaneously in chronic muscular spasms. Thus mind and body came together and character analysis opened the way to a biophysical approach to disease and the prevention of it
The sexual revolution; toward a self-regulating character structure by Wilhelm Reich( Book )

75 editions published between 1945 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book, Wilhelm Reich summarizes the criticism of the prevailing sexual conditions and conflicts as it resulted from his sex-economic medical experiences over a period of years. He demonstrates, by way of individual examples, the general basic traits of the conflicts in present-day sexual living, dealing particularly with the institution of marriage and the revolution in family life as well as with the problems of infantile and adolescent sexuality. He also presents a detailed and revealing study of the sexual revolution that occurred briefly in Soviet Russia in the first few years of their economic revolution. "What we are living through," Reich states, "is a genuine, deep-reaching revolution of cultural living [which] goes to the roots of our emotional, social, and economic existence ... The senses of the animal, man, for his natural life functions are awakening from a sleep of thousands of years."
The invasion of compulsory sex-morality by Wilhelm Reich( Book )

87 editions published between 1931 and 2013 in 10 languages and held by 857 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study of the invasion of compulsory sexual morality into human society was written in 1931 and now appears for the first time in the English language. It preceded "The Mass Psyhchology of Fascism" and "The Sexual Revolution" and was Reich's first step in approaching the answer to the problem of human mass neuroses. Growing out of his involvement with the crucial question of the origin of sexual suppression, this attempt to explain historically the problem of sexual disturbances and neuroses draws upon the ethnological works of Morgan, Engels and, in particular, Malinowski, whose remarkable studies of the sexual life and customs of the primitive people of the Trobriand Islands confirmed Reich's clinical discoveries
Selected writings; an introduction to orgonomy by Wilhelm Reich( Book )

46 editions published between 1951 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 815 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This anthology is not intended to replace any of the works of Wilhelm Reich, but rather to serve as an introduction to them. The chapters include material from The Function of the Orgasm; The Cancer Biopathy; Character Analysis; Ether, God and Devil; Cosmic Superimposition and The Murder of Christ. In addition the volume reprints many important later articles from various journals
Sex-pol; essays, 1929-1934 by Wilhelm Reich( Book )

16 editions published between 1966 and 2014 in English and held by 762 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume contains the first complete translations of Wilhelm Reich's writings from his Marxist period. Reich, who died in 1957, had a career with a single goal: to find ways of relieving human suffering. And the same curiosity and courage that led him from medical school to join the early pioneers of Freudian psychoanalysis, and then to some of the most controversial work of this century--his development of the theory of the orgone--led him also, at one period of his life, to become a radical socialist. The renewed interest in Reich's Marxist writings, and particularly in his notions about sexual and political liberation, follows the radical critiques of Herbert Marcuse, Frantz Fanon and Paul Goodman, the political protest movements toward personal liberation in the present decade
Reich speaks of Freud; Wilhelm Reich discusses his work and his relationship with Sigmund Freud by Wilhelm Reich( Book )

61 editions published between 1967 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 713 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les 18 et 19 octobre 1952, un représentant des Archives Sigmund Freud, Kurt Eissler, s'entretient avec Reich dans sa maison du Maine. Dans ce document, publié sous le titre "Reich parle de Freud", il montre l'admiration qu'il vouait à Freud et quelles furent les conséquences de ses relations avec lui, dramatiques sur le plan personnel, mais profitables sur le plan scientifique
Listen, little man! by Wilhelm Reich( Book )

68 editions published between 1948 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 689 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Listen, Little Man! is a great physician's quiet talk to each one of us, the average human being, the Little Man. Written in 1946 in answer to the gossip and defamation that plagued his remarkable career, it tells how Reich watched, at first naively, then with amazement, and finally with horror, at what the Little Man does to himself; how he suffers and rebels; how he esteems his enemies and murders his friends; how, wherever he gains power as a "representative of the people," he misuses this power and makes it crueler than the power it has supplanted. Reich asks us to look honestly at ourselves and to assume responsibility for our lives and for the great untapped potential that lies in the depth of human nature
Genitality in the theory and therapy of neurosis by Wilhelm Reich( Book )

146 editions published between 1926 and 2010 in 8 languages and held by 604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Psychoanalyse / Sexualität
Early writings by Wilhelm Reich( Book )

26 editions published between 1977 and 2013 in German and English and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume marks the beginning of the publication in English of Reich's early writings. Volume One and the collections to follow will trace his scientific development from the psycho-analytical study of Ibsen's Peer Gynt, presented for membership in the Viennese Psychoanalytic Society (1920), to the crucial discovery of the bion (1938), which initiated his work in orgone biophysics and led to the discovery of cosmic orgone energy. In a foreword to this volume, Chester M. Raphael writes: "Viewing [Reich's] work retrospectively, it is easy to see the logic of its development from psychoanalysis to sex-economy and, finally, to orgone biophysics. Its continuity is so apparent that any tendency to fragment it or to ignore the relatedness of all his findings indicates a failure to comprehend its essence--the energy principal which unites all aspects of his work...Reich's early writings...are an integral part of the development that led to the discovery of orgone energy."
Die Massenpsychologie des Faschismus by Wilhelm Reich( Book )

98 editions published between 1933 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marxistisch-psychoanalytische Untersuchung des Phänomens der Masse: Appell an die Arbeiterklasse, die, von den Nationalsozialisten zu "Untermenschen" degradiert, in Wahrheit berufen sei, die wahre Zukunft der Menschheit in sittlicher und kultureller Hinsicht zu verteidigen. Aufruf zum Kampf gegen den Faschismus als Träger der Familienideologie sowie gegen die Kirche als Machtinstrument der Herrschenden und als Vertreter einer menschenfeindlichen Sexualmoral
The discovery of the orgone by Wilhelm Reich( Book )

25 editions published between 1942 and 1974 in 3 languages and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die sexuelle Revolution by Wilhelm Reich( Book )

100 editions published between 1936 and 2004 in 5 languages and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ether, God, and Devil. Cosmic superimposition by Wilhelm Reich( Book )

11 editions published between 1972 and 2013 in English and Portuguese and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These companion volumes, long out of print, are now presented together for the first time so that the reader may better grasp their essential unity. In Ether, God and Devil, Wilhelm Reich describes the process of functional thinking and reveals how the inner logic of this objective thought technique led him to the discovery of cosmic orgone energy. In Cosmic Superimposition, Reich steps beyond the character structure of man to an understanding of how man is rooted in nature. The super-imposition of two orgone-energy systems which is demonstrable in the genital embrace is revealed as a common functioning principal that exists in all of nature. Concluding this work, Reich returns to the human sphere "to ponder about the greatest riddle of all: the ability of man to think, and by mere thinking to know what nature is and how it works."
Children of the future : on the prevention of sexual pathology by Wilhelm Reich( Book )

8 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in English and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Translated by Derek and Inge JordanIn Children of the Future, Wilhelm Reich shows how disastrous the exclusion of genitality is to the young and its important influence on their development. In his 1932 work The Sexual Rights of Youth, published here in its revised form, Reich speaks in terms of what he sees as the real meaning of the sexual enlightenment of youth: it is not the mystery and dangers of procreation, but the essential nature of sexuality and the right of youth to genital gratification. Reich presents a new way of seeing the parental compulsion to teach. In other chapters, Reich examines attitudes toward infantile masturbation, the source of the human no, and special disturbances of the young. Reichs work is substantiated by his concrete observations and experiences with children, including case studies from the Orgonomic Infant Research Center
The murder of Christ : the emotional plague of mankind by Wilhelm Reich( Book )

27 editions published between 1953 and 1975 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La psychologie de masse du fascisme by Wilhelm Reich( Book )

38 editions published between 1970 and 2001 in 4 languages and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Après la prise du pouvoir par Hitler, le mouvement freudien soutient une politique de "sauvetage" de la psychanalyse en Allemagne. Reich pense au contraire qu'il faut lutter contre les nazis. De 1930 à 1933, il rédige cette oeuvre dans laquelle il voit dans le fascisme l'expression de la structure caractérielle de l'individu moyen dont les pulsions primaires ont été réprimées pendant des siècles
WR-- mysteries of the organism by Dušan Makavejev( Visual )

2 editions published between 1971 and 2007 in Serbian and English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This documentary-fiction film begins as an investigation into the life and work of controversial psychologist and philosopher Wilhelm Reich and then explodes into a free-form narrative of a beautiful young Slavic girl's sexual liberation. Banned upon its release in the director's homeland, this art-house smash is both whimsical and bold in its blending of politics and sexuality
The bioelectrical investigation of sexuality and anxiety by Wilhelm Reich( Book )

9 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in English and Greek, Modern and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looking back over the development of orgone biophysics, Reich wrote: "My experimental studies during the years 1934 to 1938 gradually and logically centered on a single basic problem: how deeply is the function of the orgasm rooted in biology'" The Bioelectrical Investigation of Sexuality and Anxiety is composed of three essential contributions from the period: "The Orgasm as an Electrophysiological Discharge," "Sexuality and Anxiety," and "The Bioelectrical Function of Sexuality and Anxiety," Reich's detailed report on the physiological experiments in which he sought proof for his orgasm theory. The Bioelectrical Investigation of Sexuality and Anxiety "can with good reason be understood as a logical continuation of my Character Analysis," Reich wrote. "It is the character analysis of the areas of biological functioning."
The bion experiments on the origin of life by Wilhelm Reich( Book )

10 editions published between 1938 and 1979 in English and German and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The mass psychology of fascism
Alternative Names
Gulielmus Reich

Parell, Ernst 1897-1957

Rach, Bilchelm 1897-1957

Raĭkh, Vilʹgelʹm 1897-1957

Rajch, Vilchelm 1897-1957

Rajch, Vil'gel'm 1897-1957

Rajh, Vil'gel'm.

Rajh, Vilhelm

Rajh, Vilhelm 1897-1957

Rāyš, Fīlhilm 1897-1957

Rāysh, Vīlhilm 1897-1957

Reich, ..., 1897-1957

Reich W. 1897-1957

Reich, W. (Wilhelm), 1897-1957

Reich, Wilhelm

Vlʹgelʹm Rax

Vilhelm Rajh

Vilhelm Reyx

Vilhelms Reihs

Wilhelm Reich

Wilhelm Reich Austrian psychoanalyst

Wilhelm Reich medico e psichiatra austriaco

Wilhelm Reich psycholog austriacki

Βίλχελμ Ράιχ

Вилхелм Райх

Вилхелм Рајх

Вильгельм Райх

Вільгельм Райх

Райх В. 1897-1957

Райх, В. (Вильгельм), 1897-1957

Райх, Вильгельм, 1897-1957

Райх, Вильгельм австрийский и американский психолог

Райх Вільгельм

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فيلهلم رايش

ولهەلم رەجه

ویلهلم رایش

ۆىيلگەلم رايح

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ライヒ, W

ライヒ, ヴィルヘルム


Character analysisThe sexual revolution; toward a self-regulating character structureThe invasion of compulsory sex-moralitySelected writings; an introduction to orgonomyListen, little man!Genitality in the theory and therapy of neurosisEarly writingsThe discovery of the orgone