In the Freud Archives

In the Freud Archives

by Janet Malcolm
     
 

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This book is the narrative of an unlikely, tragic/comic encounter among three men: K.R. Eissler, a brilliant, venerable psychoanalyst & scholar of psychoanalysis; Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson, a flamboyant, restless 42-year-old Sanskrit scholar turned psychoanalyst turned virulent anti-Freudian; & Peter Swales, a mysterious, mischievous 35-year-old former assistant… See more details below

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This book is the narrative of an unlikely, tragic/comic encounter among three men: K.R. Eissler, a brilliant, venerable psychoanalyst & scholar of psychoanalysis; Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson, a flamboyant, restless 42-year-old Sanskrit scholar turned psychoanalyst turned virulent anti-Freudian; & Peter Swales, a mysterious, mischievous 35-year-old former assistant to the Rolling Stones & self-taught Freud scholar. The early history of psychoanalysis is the background against which the Oedipal drama between the dozen of psychoanalysis & the two younger men is played out. An extraordinary story.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780394729220
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
02/12/1985
Edition description:
1st Vintage Books ed
Pages:
165
Product dimensions:
5.23(w) x 8.01(h) x 0.50(d)

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