Otto Rank


Born
in Vienna, Austria
April 22, 1884

Died
October 31, 1939

Genre

Influences


Born in Vienna as Otto Rosenfeld, he was one of Sigmund Freud's closest colleagues for 20 years, a prolific writer on psychoanalytic themes, an editor of the two most important analytic journals, managing director of Freud's publishing house and a creative theorist and therapist. In 1926, Otto Rank left Vienna for Paris. For the remaining 14 years of his life, Rank had a successful career as a lecturer, writer and therapist in France and the U.S..

Average rating: 4.0 · 888 ratings · 68 reviews · 47 distinct worksSimilar authors
Art and Artist: Creative Ur...

4.28 avg rating — 165 ratings — published 1975 — 4 editions
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The Myth of the Birth of th...

3.80 avg rating — 182 ratings — published 1909 — 39 editions
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The Trauma of Birth

3.98 avg rating — 120 ratings — published 1924 — 11 editions
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Beyond Psychology

4.01 avg rating — 84 ratings — published 1958 — 4 editions
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In Quest of the Hero

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3.77 avg rating — 73 ratings — published 1990
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The Double

3.84 avg rating — 99 ratings — published 1914 — 16 editions
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Truth and Reality

4.12 avg rating — 58 ratings — published 1929 — 2 editions
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Psychology & the Soul: A St...

4.24 avg rating — 29 ratings — published 1993
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A Psychology of Difference:...

4.70 avg rating — 10 ratings — published 1996
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Will Therapy/Truth and Reality

4.44 avg rating — 9 ratings — published 1936
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More books by Otto Rank…
“What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality.”
Otto Rank

“The struggle of the artist against the art-ideology, against the creative impulse and even against his own work also shows itself in his attitude towards success and fame; these two phenomena are but an extension, socially, of the process which began subjectively with the vocation and creation of the personal ego to be an artist. In this entire creative process, which begins with self-nomination as artist and ends in the fame of posterity, two fundamental tendencies — one might almost say, two personalities of the individual — are in continual conflict throughout: one wants to eternalize itself in artistic creation, the other in ordinary life — in brief, immortal man vs. the immortal soul of man.”
Otto Rank, Art and Artist: Creative Urge and Personality Development

“In the psychical sphere there are no facts, but only interpretations of them.”
Otto Rank