Anna Freud: The Dream of Psychoanalysis

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Robert Cole’s penetrating intellectual portrait gives us an entirely new view of Anna Freud. Far from the stereotype of the distant analyst, she was the warm guide, the ego ideal, the “good parent” for her young patients. Drawing on years of conversation and correspondence, and from a deep mutual concern for the inner lives of children facing adversity, Dr. Coles brings Anna Freud to life in each of her many roles: teacher, theorist, healer, leader, idealist, and writer.

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Overview

Robert Cole’s penetrating intellectual portrait gives us an entirely new view of Anna Freud. Far from the stereotype of the distant analyst, she was the warm guide, the ego ideal, the “good parent” for her young patients. Drawing on years of conversation and correspondence, and from a deep mutual concern for the inner lives of children facing adversity, Dr. Coles brings Anna Freud to life in each of her many roles: teacher, theorist, healer, leader, idealist, and writer.

Coles' penetrating profile gives us an entirely new view of Anna Freud. His book "has the splendid feel of analysis itself . . . Miss Freud as Coles' teacher, mentor, and inspiration, told largely in her own words from conversations and correspondence with Coles over thirty years" (San Francisco Chronicle).

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Drawing upon years of conversation and correspondence, child psychiatrist and author Coles offers a penetrating intellectual portrait of the clinician and theorist who was also an advocate for children--who cared about their welfare as well as their fantasies. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR booknews.com
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780201622324
  • Publisher: Da Capo Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/2000
  • Edition description: REPRINT
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 820,673
  • Lexile: 1390L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.96 (w) x 9.08 (h) x 0.66 (d)

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