Translator’s introduction & analysis of D. P. Schreber’s case: 1955: Ida MacAlpine & Richard Hunter

by Julia Evans on January 1, 1955

From : Daniel Paul Schreber, Memoirs of my nervous illness : Translated, Edited with Introduction, Notes and Discussion by Ida MacAlpine and Richard A. Hunter : W. M. Dawson & Sons Ltd, London : 1955

Translator’s introduction to Schreber’s ‘Memoirs of my nervous illness’ (p1 to 28) :  Available here

Translators’ analysis of the case of D. P. Schreber: 1955: Ida MacAlpine & Richard A. Hunter (p369 to 411) : Available here : (Reprinted with additions, from The Psychoanalytic Quarterly: 1953: vol 22: p328)

Referred to by Jacques Lacan:

in Jacques Lacan’s introduction to the French translation of Schreber’s Memoires: Available Presentation of the ‘Memoirs’ of President Schreber in French translation: November 1966: Jacques Lacan or available here   Quote:

Not of course that Mrs Ida MacAlpine does not present in pre- and then in post-face a psychoanalysis of this text which aims at correcting Freud. But it only appeared in the final two seminars of the year (Seminar III: 1955-1956: The psychoses: last two sessions – 27th June and 4th July 1956) that I could restore Freud to his rightful place returning to this issue just two years later in an article where, in a construction which proved very decisive for what followed, we condensed close to two thirds of the material covered in that year. I refer you to the article: “On a question preliminary to any possible treatment of psychosis”.  (Jacques Lacan: On a question preliminary to any possible treatment of psychosis: in Lacan: Écrits, a selection : translated by Alan Sheridan: New York, Norton: 1977: Availability given On a question preliminary to any possible treatment of psychosis : 1955-1956 : two most important parts of Seminar III : Jacques Lacan or here)

Other references

Availability of Daniel Paul Schreber’s Memoirs of my nervous illness & many of the commentaries or here