"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"
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.
Part One: The Problem—The Disease Called Man
Neurosis and History
Part Two: Eros—Sexuality and Childhood, The Self and the Other: Narcissus
Art and Eros
Language and Eros
Part Three: Death—Instinctual Dualism and Instinctual Dialectics
Death, Time, and Eternity
Death and Childhood
Part Four: Sublimation—The Ambiguities of Sublimination
Couch and Culture
Apollo and Dionysus
Part Five: Studies in Anality—The Excremental Vision
The Protestant Era
Part Six: The Way Out—Resurrection of the Body