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…

Neuroscience and Film: Reality_ An Artifice of the Mind, by Edward Ziff

    On the afternoon of August 22, 1972, John Stanley Wojtowicz, the son of polish immigrants and a gay Vietnam War veteran, held up a branch of Chase Manhattan Bank at the intersection of Avenue P and Third Street in Gravesend, Brooklyn, New York. His objective was to obtain … Continue lendo…