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Yukio Mishima's "Music" Synopsis and Impressions - A masterpiece that contains a critical challenge to Freud's psychoanalysis!

A unique work that dramatically depicts the depths of the female psyche and sexuality."

Although this introduction may make it sound like a dubious work, "Female Psychology and Sexuality," this work is actually a novel written by Mishima in which he challenges Freudian psychoanalysis. I read this book precisely because I was interested in this challenge to Freud.

The protagonist of this work is a psychiatrist. The story progresses in the form of a memoir by this middle-aged psychiatrist.

He presents his own psychoanalysis in abundance in this memoir, but he is not with the right person! His plausible interpretations are overturned one after another by the mysterious actions and words of beautiful women. Herein lies Mishima's challenge to Freud.

Dostoevsky and His Wife's Fateful Journey: Travels in Western Europe of Madness and Love

(17) Dostoevsky criticized communism and socialist revolutionaries - The reality of the International Peace Conference in Geneva

In my previous article, I introduced you to the friendship between Mr. and Mrs. Dostoevsky in Geneva, and in this article I will discuss a very important point when considering the character of Dostoevsky.

Dostoevsky's stay in Geneva provided the impetus for his opposition to communism and socialism.

I believe that the significance of the Dostoevsky couple's trip to Western Europe is immeasurable, considering that their experience there led to "Evil Spirits" and "The Brothers Karamazov" later on.

Dostoevsky and Freud's Killing of the Fathers

Why is "The Brothers Karamazov" so difficult? What was the theme of the novel and what was the context in which it was written - what did Dostoevsky want to convey in this novel?

In this article, we will discuss the actual context in which "The Brothers Karamazov" was written.

This work is often described as "difficult" or "hard to read," and we will also look into the reasons why people feel this way.

Knowing the background of this work, you will see "The Brothers Karamazov" in a different light. Karamazov is interesting! I highly recommend this article!

Dostoevsky and Freud's Killing of the Fathers

I seriously wondered if "The Brothers Karamazov" is really a novel about the murder of a father - reading Freud's "Dostoevsky's Murder of the Father".

In this work Freud analyzes Dostoevsky's life and character in terms of the Oedipus Complex and concludes that in "The Brothers Karamazov" the urge to kill his father compelled him to write it.

But was this really the case?

This article will consider whether "Karamazov" is really a novel about a father's murder.

Dostoevsky and Freud's Killing of the Fathers

How Freud's theory works and its problems as seen in Freud's "The Childhood Reminiscences of Leonardo da Vinci"?

Leonardo da Vinci's Childhood Reminiscences," presented in this article, is the very best example of what Freudian theory can be applied to a historical figure.

We will see in this article how Freud applies his theory and creates his narrative.

We hope you will take a look at Freud's "Dostoevsky and the Murder of the Fathers" before reading it.

Dostoevsky and Freud's Killing of the Fathers

Things to Note Before Reading Freud's "The Murder of Dostoevsky's Father" - Five Principles for Reading Freudian Theory

In this article, I would like to introduce some principles to be aware of in reading Freudian theory from my previous article, "Farewell to Psychoanalysis: The Decline and Fall of Freud's Empire". It is a frighteningly revealing look at the reality of Freud's work. I am sure you will be surprised if you read it. Freudian theory is something we often hear about in our daily lives, but it will be revealed how unfounded it is.

Dostoevsky and Freud's Killing of the Fathers

Eysenck, "Farewell to Psychoanalysis: The Decline and Fall of the Freudian Empire" - A work that points out the problems with Freudian theory.

The biography of Freud, "Freud: The Dark Spot of Vision" by Louis Breger, which I mentioned in my previous article, also described how Freud created and applied his theories without any scientific basis. I recommend this book to learn more about the way Freud was described in that biography and how each theory was told without any evidence.

It is quite shocking. I was quite shocked as well.

Dostoevsky and Freud's Killing of the Fathers

Louis Breger, "Freud: The Dark Spot of Vision" - Neutral recommended biography that points out Freud's fictions and myths.

The author of this biography, Louis Breger, was the first director of the Institute for Modern Psychoanalysis.

This means that the book is a biography by a psychoanalyst on Freud's side. However, this biography is very fair. Freud's mistakes and shortcomings are also pointed out in great detail in this book, and it is not a heroic or mythologizing biography.

The biography then goes on to explain how Freud came into the world and what made him unique. This was very much appreciated.