Manifestations of the Female Castration Complex : 1920 : Karl Abraham

by Julia Evans on January 1, 1920

P338-369 of Selected Papers of Karl Abraham : with an introductory memoir by Ernest Jones : Translated by Douglas Bryan & Alix Strachey : Hogarth Press : 1927

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1) First published in 1920 as “Äusserungsformen des weiblichen Kastrationskomplexes.”

2) Abraham, Karl. Manifestations of the Female Castration Complex, International Journal of Psychoanalysis, Vol. 3, 1922, 1-29

3) Selected Papers : Hogarth Press : 1927

Quoted by Jacques Lacan:

Seminar IV : 30th January 1957 : The Object Relation : See Seminar IV : The Object Relation & Freudian Structures 1956-1957 : begins 21st November 1956 : Jacques Lacan or here

Quotations from texts by Sigmund Freud


p345 ‘The Taboo of Virginity’ Freud : The Taboo of Virginity (Contributions to the Psychology of Love III) : 1917 (1918a) : Sigmund Freud : SE XI : p193-208

p359 Drei Abhandlungen zur Sexualtheorie, 4. Aufl., S. Sjf.: Three Essays on the Theory of Sexuality: 1905d : Sigmund Freud, Published at see here 

P360 See Freud, ‘Beitrage zur Psychologic des Liebeslebens ‘, Sections I. and II. :

Possibly : A Special Type of Choice of Object made by Men (Contributions to the Psychology of Love I) : 1910 : Sigmund Freud : SE Vol XI

On the Universal Tendency to Debasement in the Sphere of Love (Contributions to the Psychology of Love II) : 1922 : SE Vol 11 : Available here

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By Karl Abrahams : Available here

Of the clinic  : Available here


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