Freud on Coke

Freud on Coke

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by David Cohen
     
 

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The story of Freud's involvement with cocaine and how it affected research long after he died... The book tells of a number of drug related tragedies Freud was involved in including the death of Ernest Fleischl and that of the less well known Otto Gross who was a good analyst, a cocaine addict and has advanced ideas about sex which led him to founding an orgiastic… See more details below

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The story of Freud's involvement with cocaine and how it affected research long after he died... The book tells of a number of drug related tragedies Freud was involved in including the death of Ernest Fleischl and that of the less well known Otto Gross who was a good analyst, a cocaine addict and has advanced ideas about sex which led him to founding an orgiastic commune in Italy. Freud devotees will be unhappy with the book because it depicts their hero as all too human but it is a balanced view!

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"Fascinating study."  —Mail on Sunday

"Convincingly arguing that Freud's drug-taking had profound implications for the development of his theories . . . a welcome addition to the bookshelves of anyone with an interest in altered states."  —Metro

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781908122001
Publisher:
Andrews UK
Publication date:
11/21/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
5 MB

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