Tag Archives: Pierre Janet

Translating Janet: A note on methodology

I’ve just finished the first draft translation of Pierre Janet’s “THE OBSESSIONS AND THE PSYCHASTH√ČNIE, Book 1.” This turned out to be one of those things I’d never have done if I knew what it entailed from the start. It’s 468 pages in length and required 4 hours a day for the past 7 months. […]

Pierre Janet’s Nadia

In response to a recent request, I am posting my translation of Janet’s analysis of Nadia in his book, The Obsessions and The Psychasthenia. The original version, in French, can be found here. This selection begins on page 33 and carries on to the top of page 41. One or two quick comments. I would […]

A quick update

A partial explanation for the delay between posts is that I am devoting all my free time to translating Pierre Janet’s Les obsessions et la psychasth√©nie. It is a very lengthy work and the translation is a wildly time-consuming project. In doing that, I came across a reference to distinguishing between depressive and anxiety disorders […]