Freud and Man's Soul

Freud and Man's Soul

by Bruno Bettelheim

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Freud and Man's Soul by Bruno Bettelheim

Has Sigmund Freud been seriously misunderstood? The author of The Uses of Enchantment argues that mistranslation has distorted Freud's work in English and led students to see a system intended to cooperate flexibly with individual needs as a set of rigid rules to be applied by external authority. This provocative argument cuts through the myths to reveal a greater, more compassoinate and also far more disturbing figure.

"VITAL...an eloquent attempt to reclaim Freud's reputation in America." —THE NEW YORK TIMES
 
"Lucid and provocative." —THE LOS ANGELES TIMES BOOK REVIEW

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780394710365
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/28/1983
Edition description: 1st Vintage Books ed
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 4.30(w) x 7.51(h) x 0.26(d)

About the Author

Bruno Bettelheim was born in Vienna in 1903. He received his doctorate at the University of Vienna and came to America in 1939, after a year in the concentration camps of Dachau and Buchenwald. He was a Distinguished Professor of Education and Professor of both psychology and psychiatry at the University of Chicago. He died in 1990.

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