Letter to His Father by Franz Kafka: Literary Reconstruction of a Traumatic Childhood? by Elisabete Castelon Konkiewitz and Edward Ziff

Abstract Franz Kafka’s Letter to His Father is one of the greatest examples in world literature of memory of a traumatic childhood. In it, the author takes a retrospective journey through his life, recollecting and analyzing the reasons for the estrangement and hostility between a father and a son. This essay considers Letter … Continue lendo…

Childhood Stress and Adult Fear, Anxiety and Depression – by Edward Ziff

    Inevitably in life, we encounter threats to our well-being, and indeed some threats may challenge our very survival. In order to survive, we must be prepared to cope with such threats and adversities. Fortunately, the brain can help us by mobilizing protective programs that recruit the help of … Continue lendo…

Famine and the Creation of Reality by the Brain, by Edward Ziff

Famine and the Creation of Reality by the Brain   During the winter of 1944-1945, a great famine struck parts of Holland that were under German occupation. In September 1944, the Allies had launched Operation Market Garden, a daring attack on German forces in Holland and Germany. Because of initial … Continue lendo…