Berlin Dada and Psychoanalysis in New York

Veronika Fuechtner

in Berlin Psychoanalytic

Published by University of California Press

Published in print January 2011 | ISBN: 9780520258372
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520950382 | DOI:
Berlin Dada and Psychoanalysis in New York

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This final chapter demonstrates a different account of exile, ending, and continuity for the Berlin Psychoanalytic. Richard Huelsenbeck's trajectory from agent of the Berlin Dada art movement to its living testimonial and from Berlin psychiatry and psychoanalysis to New York psychoanalysis and psychiatry once more, occurred at the very moment when Freudian psychoanalysis in the United States ceased to be part of the cultural avant-garde and became a psychiatric discipline. Huelsenbeck met Horney in his Berlin years, after the BPI had become an important institution of Weimar Berlin intellectual life. Horney was to become a crucial psychoanalytic interlocutor for Huelsenbeck during his exile in New York. His interest in maintaining a connection between artistic expression and psychoanalytic practice ultimately guided him to engage with both existential psychoanalysis and select aspects of psychoanalytic Marxism.

Keywords: Richard Huelsenbeck; Dada; Horney; Marxism

Chapter.  12594 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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