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Reich, Wilhelm 1897-1957

Works: 799 works in 3,044 publications in 21 languages and 34,486 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Records and correspondence  Diaries  Drama  Miscellanea  History 
Roles: Author, Creator, Other, Dedicatee, Contributor, Bibliographic antecedent, Editor
Classifications: BF109.R38, B
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Character analysis by Wilhelm Reich( Book )

90 editions published between 1858 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,800 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 mass psychology of fascism by Wilhelm Reich( Book )

71 editions published between 1946 and 2009 in 7 languages and held by 1,662 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
The function of the orgasm; sex-economic problems of biological energy by Wilhelm Reich( Book )

60 editions published between 1942 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 843 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book describes Reich's first medical and scientific work on the living organism from his first efforts at the Medical School of the University of Vienna in 1919 to the laboratory experiments in Oslo in 1939 which revealed the existence of a radiating biological energy, orgone energy. The subject of "sexuality" is basic to this work, and Reich shows clearly its importance for human life and its relevance in understanding the social problems of our time. "In the central phenomenon, the sexual orgasm, we meet with questions deriving from the field of psychology as well as from that of physiology, from the field of biology no less than from that of sociology. Natural science offers hardly another field of research that is so well equipped to exhibit the fundamental unity of everything that lives and to guard against narrow, fragmentizing specialization." --Wilhelm Reich
Selected writings; an introduction to orgonomy by Wilhelm Reich( Book )

37 editions published between 1951 and 2013 in English and held by 811 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 )

14 editions published between 1972 and 2014 in English and held by 771 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
Listen, little man! by Wilhelm Reich( Book )

92 editions published between 1948 and 2013 in 11 languages and held by 725 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
Reich speaks of Freud; Wilhelm Reich discusses his work and his relationship with Sigmund Freud by Wilhelm Reich( Book )

55 editions published between 1967 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 707 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The core of this book is a tape-recorded interview of Wilhelm Reich, conducted by a representative of the Sigmund Freud Archives, Inc. Published here for the first time, it is a profoundly human and an unusually candid document that supplies a long-awaited clarification of the relationship between Reich and Freud. Reich discusses the personally tragic but scientifically vital implications of his relationship with Sigmund Freud in a manner both simple and concise, placing the reader in a position to determine for himself what was at issue. The book has an extensive documentary supplement containing pertinent extracts from Reich's writings as well as previously unpublished material from his archives, including letters to Freud, Adler, Ferenczi, and others involved in the early struggles within psychoanalysis. It also includes documents revealing the unrelenting hostility of the psychoanalysts toward Reich
The sexual revolution : toward a self-governing character structure by Wilhelm Reich( Book )

55 editions published between 1945 and 1986 in 3 languages and held by 688 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In het tweede deel, over de Sovjet-unie, in hfstk 9: 'Liberation of birth control and homosexuality, and subsequent inhibition'
The invasion of compulsory sex-morality by Wilhelm Reich( Book )

61 editions published between 1931 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 666 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
The sexual revolution; toward a self-regulating character structure by Wilhelm Reich( Book )

15 editions published between 1974 and 2013 in English and held by 591 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 murder of Christ : the emotional plague of mankind by Wilhelm Reich( Book )

72 editions published between 1953 and 2013 in 10 languages and held by 543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this profound and moving work, the scientist Wilhelm Reich explores the meaning of Christ's life and reveals the hidden, universal scourge that caused his agonizing death--The Emotional Plague of Mankind. Reich contends that man is faced with full responsibility for the murder of Christ all through the ages--for the murder of fellow human beings, no matter what the circumstances. Here is the blunt truth about people's true ways of being, acting and emotional reacting. Here, also, the lesson of the murder of Christ is applied to the contemporary social scene. The tragedy of Reich's own death points up the fact that the problems presented in THE MURDER OF CHRIST are acute problems of present-day society
Die Massenpsychologie des Faschismus by Wilhelm Reich( Book )

106 editions published between 1933 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 455 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
Early writings by Wilhelm Reich( Book )

23 editions published between 1977 and 2013 in German and English and held by 440 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."
L'Analyse caractérielle by Wilhelm Reich( Book )

89 editions published between 1970 and 2011 in 8 languages and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A partir de sa technique de l'analyse des résistances, Reich développe certains éléments de ses théories psychanalytiques. [SDM]
The discovery of the orgone by Wilhelm Reich( Book )

25 editions published between 1942 and 1974 in 3 languages and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

16 editions published between 1972 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 364 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 )

7 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in English and held by 330 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
Die sexuelle Revolution by Wilhelm Reich( Book )

91 editions published between 1966 and 2004 in 7 languages and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over problemen en nadelen van de morele dwang van seksuele relaties door de patriarchale maatschappij. Seksueel-economische principes uitgelegd
La psychologie de masse du fascisme by Wilhelm Reich( Book )

32 editions published between 1970 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 289 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( Visual )

2 editions published between 1971 and 2007 in Serbian and English and held by 252 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
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The mass psychology of fascism
Alternative Names
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

Wilhelm Reich

Райх, В. (Вильгельм), 1897-1957

Райх, Вильгельм, 1897-1957


ライヒ, W

ライヒ, ヴィルヘルム

The mass psychology of fascismThe function of the orgasm; sex-economic problems of biological energySelected writings; an introduction to orgonomyListen, little man!The sexual revolution : toward a self-governing character structureThe invasion of compulsory sex-moralityThe sexual revolution; toward a self-regulating character structureThe murder of Christ : the emotional plague of mankind