Freud repeats this story in his 1925 Autobiographical Study reporting that Breuer "retired in dismay" when confronted with Anna O.'s "transference love
" (as cited in Breger, 2009, p.
They discuss ashes to ashes: Derrida's holocaust, "there shall be no mourning," transference love
in the age of "isms," kindling or suicide by fire, Fort Spa: in at the deep end with Derrida and Ferenczi, the obverse side of Jacque Derrida's "Freud and the Scene of Writing," the desire for survival, and the king is dead!
Freud argues for a number of paradoxical qualities to this transference love
: the analytic situation provokes it; it is real in its immediacy; the transference love
intensifies resistance to treatment; and, this love, perhaps like all other love, disregards reality (pp.
In a conscious nod to Freud, the phenomenon of transference love
arises during the first series, and Dr Melfi deals with it like a devoted Freudian.
In the century since Freud proposed transference love
, psychoanalysts have reconceived it in a number of ways.