The Function of the Orgasm

Discovery of the Orgone

Wilhelm Reich; Translated from the German by Vincent R. Carfagno

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This book describes Reich's first medical and scientific work on the living organism from his first efforts at the Medical School of the University of Vienna in 1919 to the laboratory experiments in Oslo in 1939 which revealed the existence of a radiating biological energy, orgone energy.
 
The subject of "sexuality" is basic to this work, and Reich shows clearly its importance for human life and its relevance in understanding the social problems of our time.
 
"In the central phenomenon, the sexual orgasm, we meet with questions deriving from the field of psychology as well as from that of physiology, from the field of biology no less than from that of sociology.  Natural science offers hardly another field of research that is so well equipped to exhibit the fundamental unity of everything that lives and to guard against narrow, fragmentizing specialization."  --Wilhelm Reich.

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Wilhelm Reich; Translated from the German by Vincent R. Carfagno

Wilhelm Reich, a native of Austria, was born in 1897. His many works include Listen, Little Man!, Character Analysis, and The Mass Psychology of Fascism. He died in 1957.

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The Function of the Orgasm
Discovery of the Orgone
Wilhelm Reich; Translated from the German by Vincent R. Carfagno

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux
July 2013
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ISBN: 9781466846913
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400 pages
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May 1986
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