Freud's Moses: Judaism Terminable and Interminable

Freud's Moses: Judaism Terminable and Interminable

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by Yosef Hayim Yerushalmi
     
 
This remarkable book provides fascinating new insights into Freud's intentions in writing Moses and Monotheism-his only work specifically devoted to a Jewish theme. Yerushalmi presents the work as Freud's psychoanalytic history of the Jews, Judaism, and the Jewish psyche-his attempt, under the shadow of Nazism, to discover what has made the Jews what they are. In the

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This remarkable book provides fascinating new insights into Freud's intentions in writing Moses and Monotheism-his only work specifically devoted to a Jewish theme. Yerushalmi presents the work as Freud's psychoanalytic history of the Jews, Judaism, and the Jewish psyche-his attempt, under the shadow of Nazism, to discover what has made the Jews what they are. In the process, Yerushalmi's eloquent and sensitive exploration of Freud's controversial final work provides a reappraisal of Freud's feelings toward his own Judaism.

"Yerushalmi has written a dazzlingly brilliant book. Reading it is to take an exciting journey through the spaces of mind-an adventure of intellect. This book is an extraordinary achievement, one that will be discussed and debated for many years."-Irving Howe

Editorial Reviews

Mark Edmundson
Yerushalmi brings his considerable learning...to bear on one of the central problems in understanding Freud, the question of his Jewish identity...Persuasive and absorbing. -- Washington Post Book World
Michiko Kakutani
Impassioned and lucied;...original and...brilliant. -- NY Times

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300049213
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
08/28/1991
Series:
The Franz Rosenzweig Lecture Series
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
6.41(w) x 9.55(h) x 0.80(d)

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Irving Howe
Dazzlingly brilliant....An extraordinary achievement.
Geoffrey Hartman
Yerushalmi's scrupulously documented book gives us not only the fullest and most judicious interpretation of Freud's last detective story but recovers for us how this "godless Jew" perceived his historical situation

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