Revolution in Mind: The Creation of Psychoanalysis

Revolution in Mind: The Creation of Psychoanalysis

by George Makari

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Overview

Groundbreaking, insightful, and compulsively readable, Revolution in Mind goes beyond myth and polemic to give us the story of one of the most controversial and important intellectual endeavors of the twentieth century. In this masterful history, George Makari demonstrates how a new way of thinking about inner life coalesced and won followers who spread this body of thought throughout the West. Along the way he introduces the reader to a fascinating array of characters, many of whom have been long ignored or forgotten.

Revolution in Mind is a brilliant, engaging, and radically new work—the first ever to account fully for the making of psychoanalysis.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061346620
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 12/30/2008
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 624
Sales rank: 822,688
Product dimensions: 5.34(w) x 7.94(h) x 1.01(d)

About the Author

George Makari is director of Cornell's Institute for the History of Psychiatry, associate professor of psychiatry at Weill Medical College, adjunct associate professor at Rockefeller University, and a faculty member of Columbia University's Psychoanalytic Center. His writings on the history of psychoanalysis have won numerous awards. He lives in New York City

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Harold Bloom

“The best informed history of psychoanalysis. Freud’s context is more fully elaborated by Makari than ever before.”

Paul Auster

“George Makari has written nothing less than a history of the modern mind.”

Murray Gell Mann

“An excellent, fascinating, and definitive history of psychoanalysis up to 1945. A tour de force.”

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