Year: 1991 Source: Proceedings of The Pavese Society Newsletter, v.3, (1991), p.68-76 SIEC No: 19910164

This article describes the life & suicide of psychoanalyst & pupil to Sigmund Freud, Victor Tausk (1879-1919). The author asserts Tausk was not severely disturbed, but did have a personality disturbance/chronic maladaptive lifestyle. In the final few months of his life, Tausk felt trapped. He abandoned his fiance for an affair with a patient, who became pregnant. He was being forced into marriage due to the threat to his career & saw death as his only solution. (VM)