The Drama of the Gifted Child: The Search for the True Self / Edition 3

The Drama of the Gifted Child: The Search for the True Self / Edition 3

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by Alice Miller
     
 


Announcing the thirtieth anniversary hardcover edition of The Drama of the Gifted Child from the world-renowned psychoanalyst Alice Miller.See more details below

Overview


Announcing the thirtieth anniversary hardcover edition of The Drama of the Gifted Child from the world-renowned psychoanalyst Alice Miller.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780465012619
Publisher:
Basic Books
Publication date:
07/22/2008
Edition description:
Anniversary Edition
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
422,277
Product dimensions:
5.31(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.64(d)

Meet the Author


Alice Miller has achieved worldwide recognition for her work on the causes and effects of childhood traumas. She is the author of many books, including The Truth Will Set You Free, Banished Knowledge, Thou Shalt Not Be Aware, and For Your Own Good. She lives in Switzerland.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction to the Revised Edition (1994)1
1The Drama of the Gifted Child and How We Became Psychotherapists27
The Poor Rich Child30
The Lost World of Feelings34
In Search of the True Self38
The Therapist's History44
The Golden Brain50
2Depression and Grandiosity: Two Related Forms of Denial52
The Vicissitudes of the Child's Needs52
The Illusion of Love57
Depressive Phases During Therapy74
The Inner Prison77
A Social Aspect of Depression82
The Legend of Narcissus86
3The Vicious Circle of Contempt87
Humiliation for the Child, Disrespect for the Weak, and Where It Goes from There87
Working with Contempt in Therapy98
"Depravity" as "Evil" in Hermann Hesse's Childhood World110
The Mother as Society's Agent During the First Years of Life116
The Loneliness of the Contemptuous119
Achieving Freedom from Contempt and Respecting Life123
Afterword129
Works Cited137
Appendix141
Index145

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