Cookies Policy

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

Cultural Anxieties of Russian-Jewish Émigrés:

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

This chapter focuses on two outstanding Russian Jews: Dr Max Eitingon, a psychoanalyst of Russian-Jewish origin, founder of the Berlin Psychoanalytic Institute and a close associate of Freud; and the irrationalist and existentialist philosopher Lev Shestov, whose essentially postmodern premonitions are of increasing interest today. It would be a valuable exercise in its own right to compare and contrast such individual destinies as these. There is, however, a more profound task to be found beneath it: to place these individual case studies in the broader cultural context of the epoch and to reconstruct a landscape of the cultural-ideological concerns and attitudes within the Russian-Jewish Diaspora. Discerning typical characteristics from singular ones is a complex, maybe insoluble, problem. In this case one is forced - on the basis of studying these two lives - to pose questions or make suggestions rather than provide answers, leaving the reader to extrapolate from the particular to the general.

Keywords:Lev Shestov; Max Eitingon; Russian Jews



Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
    The Russian Jewish Diaspora and European Culture, 1917-1937 — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation