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Besprechung von Jennifer Michaels / Review Jennifer Michaels

In this fascinating and informative book, Gottfried M. Heuer presents the most comprehensive study to date of Otto Gross’s psychoanalytic theories and clinical practices, his relationship with Freud, Jung and other psychoanalysts of the time, his significant and continuing impact on psychoanalysis, the development of his radical politics, as well as his influence on literary and artistic trends of his time. Heuer defines his central focus as “a redemptive undertaking to clarify the impact Otto Gross had on the development of psychoanalytic theory and clinical practice, particularly in terms of his linking of psychoanalysis with revolutionary politics” (p. 201), and in this he succeeds admirably.