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Ilse Grubrich-Simitis

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Ilse Grubrich-Simitis is a German psychoanalyst. She works in private practice and as a training analysist at the Frankfurt Psychoanalytical Institute.[1]


Grubrich-Simitis has worked for several decades as an academic researcher. The focus of her work is Sigmund Freud, on whom she has published several substantial volumes, contributing to a sharpened appreciation of Freud's written work. Since the 1960s she has worked for S. Fischer Verlag on the publisher's ten volume compilation of Freud's works and letters, initially as a publishing-editor and more recently with overall responsibility for the project. Currently she is also a co-editor of the publisher's Yearbook of Psychoanalysis.[2][3]

Awards and honours


Ilse Grubrich-Simitis married the lawyer and data-protection expert Spiros Simitis on 3 August 1963.[4]

Output (selection)

  • Sigmund Freud: Werkausgabe in zwei Bänden. Band 1: Elemente der Psychoanalyse. Band 2: Anwendungen der Psychoanalyse. Hrsg. und komm. von Anna Freud und Ilse Grubrich-Simitis. Fischer Verlag, Frankfurt am Main 2006, ISBN 3-596-17216-0.
  • Michelangelos Moses und Freuds „Wagstück“. Eine Collage. Fischer Verlag, Frankfurt am Main 2004, ISBN 3-10-074400-4.
  • Hundert Jahre „Traumdeutung“ von Sigmund Freud. Gemeinsam mit Mark Solms und Jean Starobinski. Fischer-Taschenbuch, Frankfurt am Main 2000.
  • Urbuch der Psychoanalyse : hundert Jahre Studien über Hysterie von Josef Breuer und Sigmund Freud. Fischer Verlag, Frankfurt am Main 1995, ISBN 3-10-007903-5.


  1. ^ "Ilse Grubrich-Simitis". Psychoanalytikerinnen. Biografisches Lexikon, Hamburg. Retrieved 22 February 2018.
  2. ^ "Ilse Grubrich-Simitis .... Award Year: 1998". The Sigourney Award Trust, Seattle, WA. Retrieved 22 February 2018.
  3. ^ Steven Marcus (16 February 1997). "The Latest Word (book review)". The author has traveled far in the Freud archives, and finds that there's a long, long way to go. The New York Times Company. Retrieved 22 February 2018.
  4. ^ User (14 April 1956). "Psychoanalytikerinnen in Deutschland". Psychoanalytikerinnen. Biografisches Lexikon (in German). Retrieved 28 November 2020.
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