The Untouched Key: Tracing Childhood Trauma in Creativity and Destructiveness

The Untouched Key: Tracing Childhood Trauma in Creativity and Destructiveness

by Alice Miller, Hunter Hannum, Hildegarde Hannum
     
 

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Dr. Miller explores the clues, often overlooked in biography, that connect unnoticed childhood traumas to adult creativity and destructiveness.

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Dr. Miller explores the clues, often overlooked in biography, that connect unnoticed childhood traumas to adult creativity and destructiveness.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Picasso, Buster Keaton, Hitler and Stalin are analyzed to prove that childhood trauma or abuse is related directly to later creativity or destructiveness. ``These profiles . . . are reductionist,'' PW said. ``Swiss psychoanalyst Miller is more successful in showing how Nietzsche's stifling upbringing by pious, controlling women fueled his misogyny and his grandiose ideas.'' Illustrated . (Mar.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780385267649
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
02/28/1991
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
1,197,625
Product dimensions:
5.19(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.42(d)

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