Bloc—Notes de la Psychanalyse, Le

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Created in 1981 by Mario Cifali, its director, Le Bloc-Notes de la psychanalyse, published byÉditions Georg, in Geneva, is a Freudian review affiliated with the work of the seminar of the Cercle Freudien. There is a relation between Lacan's 1975 conference in Geneva before the Swiss Psychoanalytic SocietyRaymond de Saussure centerand the creation of the review. It was further promoted by Serge Leclaire's suggestion to found a study center for psychoanalysis in Geneva. The center was intended for young people with sufficient background to investigate Freudian ideas. Jenny Aubry, Roger Lewinter, François Perrier, George Dubal, Michel de Certeau, Mireille Cifali, Monique Schneider, Françoise Dolto, and Conrad Stein all gave their approval to the initiative.

Along with theoretical and clinical articles written by psychoanalysts from the various schools, Le Bloc-Notes de la psychanalyse has presented unpublished historical documents. These include the correspondence between Freud and Otto Rank concerning the book The Trauma of Birth (issue 10) and the interview between Max Graf, the father of "Little Hans," and Kurt Eissler (issue 14). Three issues of the review were particularly sought after by readers: "Éducation, médicine, place de la psychanalyse" (issue 7), "Les traumatismes psychiques" (issue 12), and "Le père" (issue 13).

Mario Cifali