Life Against Death: The Psychoanalytical Meaning of History

Life Against Death: The Psychoanalytical Meaning of History

by Norman O. Brown
     
 

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A shocking and extreme interpretation of the father of psychoanalysis.

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A shocking and extreme interpretation of the father of psychoanalysis.

Editorial Reviews

"One of the most interesting and valuable works of our time. Brown's contribution to moral thought . . . cannot be overestimated. His book is far-ranging, thoroughgoing, extreme, and shocking. It gives the best interpretation of Freud I know"

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780819570536
Publisher:
Wesleyan University Press
Publication date:
04/15/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
387
Sales rank:
290,436
File size:
473 KB

What People are saying about this

Susan Sontag
“Life Against Death cannot fail to shock, if it is taken personally; for it is a book which does not aim at eventual reconciliation with the views of common sense…The highest praise one can give to Brown’s book is that, apart from its all-important attempt to penetrate and further the insights of Freud, it is the first major attempt to formulate an eschatology of immanence in the seventy years since Nietzsche.”
Lionel Trilling
"One of the most interesting and valuable works of our time. Brown's contribution to moral thought . . . cannot be overestimated. His book is far-ranging, thoroughgoing, extreme, and shocking. It gives the best interpretation of Freud I know."

Meet the Author

NORMAN O. BROWN is Professor Emeritus of Humanities at the University of California at Santa Cruz. He is also the author of Hermes the Thief: The Evolution of a Myth, Hesiod’s Theogony, Love’s Body and Closing Time. His most recent book, Apocalypse and / or Metamorphosis, completes a trilogy which includes Life Against Death and Love’s Body.

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