Max Frisch – The Problem of Identity in his Work from a Psychoanalytical Point of View. Second Part.

Gunda Lusser-Mertelsmann

Affiliation: Universität Freiburg

Keywords: Max Frisch, Sigmund Freud, Psychoanalysis, gender, identity

Categories: Humanities, Social Sciences and Law

DOI: 10.17160/josha.4.6.362

Languages: German

This article is the second topic of the dissertation: „Max Frisch – Die Identitätsproblematik in seinem Werk aus psychoanalytischer Sicht“ by the German philologist and psychoanalyst Gunda Lusser-Mertelsmann. She reflects on the special bond and interaction between FREUD’s psychoanalysis and Max FRISCH’S characters, on the universal subjects of life and humanity represented in his work. What do we mean, when we talk about „life“ and do we really achieve all we want by doing nothing more than being ourselves? Does everyone need a certain „awakening“ in his life to understand what is really important? And does suicide mean the loss of identity or can it rather be seen as the search for a new kind of identity, hence is an awakening itself? The following article is written in German. (reprinted with kind permission of „Akademischer Verlag Heinz-Dieter“, Stuttgart 1976).

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