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From the Publisher"Firmly, Arnold Goldberg holds up a mirror to our collective face and shows us suffering from paralyzing theoretical constraints, from idolizing addiction to heroes, and from philosophical chaos of thought and passion, all confused. With a wit and a charm that is all too rare in our literature, Goldberg confronts us with the liberating insight that in our own hands we bear the power to cancel this captivity. This excellent book is a Magna Carta for psychoanalytic science. Brilliant and thoughtful, a real intellectual achievement, this volume rewards careful reading."
- Ernest S. Wolf, M.D., Training and Supervising Analyst, Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis
"Goldberg has written a refreshingly candid book that puts us on notice that the winds of change are beginning to sweep through the halls of the psychoanalytic establishment. By challenging the old shibboleths he demonstrates that it is no longer possible for a single monolithic paradigm to dominate the psychoanalytic scene. In place of past dogmas, he espouses a pragmatic approach in which each theoretical concept must be evaluated according to its fallability rather than its provenance from some heroic figure in the history of analysis. The Prisonhouse of Psychoanalysis should be on the required reading list of all who fear change in psychoanalysis, and of those who aspire to participate in, or contribute to, that change."
- Joseph Palombo, M.A., Dean, Institute for Clinical Social Work
"Goldberg's script is remarkable for its good humor, delicious malice, and unblinking inventory of the lady's warts and wrinkles . . . .The Prisonhouse of Psychoanalysis is a carnival of ideas and an affecting prophesy to the lot of us, regardless of therapeutic or theoretical persuasion."
- Lucy Zabarenko, Ph.D., Psychoanalytic Books