Monthly Archive: March 2014

Aggression: …It just makes me want to…KILL…!

By Lida Prypchan Aggression is a theme that concerns all those of us who live in a city. It concerns us because this attitude more than any other is the result of the depersonalization of city life. It is due to the hustle and bustle, the traffic, and the injustices.   One of the most …

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Frances: Woman of Passion

By Lida Prypchan Frances is an excellent movie from every point of view.  Directed by Graeme Clifford, it deals with the tragic life of Hollywood actress Frances Farmer, magnificently portrayed by Jessica Lange. The life of this actress, although depressing and disturbing, leaves a valuable message, for both family and society, as well as for us …

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Dostoyevsky and Psychoanalysis

  By Lida Prypchan Disciplines outside the scope of medicine, such as literature and art, have powerfully drawn the attention of psychoanalysis.  Artistic creation reflects the artist’s inner world and his unconscious.  So psychoanalysis analyzes the work of an artist, applying the same criteria used to decipher the dreams of a patient. The artist is, …

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Freud’s Psychoanalysis

By Lida Prypchan Freud’s theories have had a great influence on the cultural life of this century, probably much greater than that of any other doctrinal system. The field where his ideas have encountered the greatest difficulties has been that of his own terrain, Psychiatry. Psychoanalysis is still polemical, although many of the current discoveries …

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FREUD a Potential Literati

by Lida Prypchan He passed on to another stage in his life in which decadent poetry began to attract his attention. A Dalmatian poet was committed in a private mental ward, and went mad over a shadow. His beloved was a “queen of the screen” and she smiled at him from the screen. From then …

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Freud and Art

by Lida Prypchan The genesis and content of a number of disciplines or activities outside the scope of medicine has repeatedly been psychoanalyzed.  In this regard, the attention of psychoanalysts has addressed the history of religions, prehistory, mythology and, especially, literature and art.  In this task, what psychoanalysts seek is to explain the psychological motivations …

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Is it Brilliance, Protégée or Extremely Talented

by Lida Prypchan Brilliance, protégée, or extremely talented are terms often  used with one who has high intellect or spectacular talents that defy what is considered the norm.  Not often do we see the term brilliance utilized outside of this arena.  There are however times when one takes pause to explore the extraordinary accomplishments which …

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Glenn Gould: An Avoidable Presence

by Lida Prypchan Glenn Gould has been described in many different ways…. An article written by Tom Service described Glenn as a “wilfully idiotic genius.” (Service, 2012).  He was also described him as “An avoidable presence”, “ahead of his time, a prophet even.”  Service conveys that even thirty years after Gould’s passing, he continues to …

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