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FREUD AND PSYCHOANALYSIS

27 BOOKS IN THIS CATEGORY
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SIGMUND FREUD, WILLIAM HALSTED, AND THE MIRACLE DRUG, COCAINE
Written by HOWARD MARKEL

Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages

Publisher: Vintage

On Sale: 07/03/2012

Price: $16.95

ISBN: 978-1-400-07879-0

Acclaimed medical historian Howard Markel traces the careers of two brilliant young doctors—Sigmund Freud, neurologist, and William Halsted, surgeon--showing how their powerful addictions to cocaine shaped their enormous contributions to psychology and medicine.

When Freud and Halsted began their experiments with cocaine in the 1880s, neither they, nor their colleagues, had any idea of the drug's potential to dominate and endanger their lives. An Anatomy of Addiction tells the tragic and...

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THE QUEST TO UNDERSTAND THE UNCONSCIOUS IN ART, MIND, AND BRAIN, FROM VIENNA 1900 TO THE PRESENT
Written by ERIC KANDEL

Format: Hardcover, 656 pages

Publisher: Random House

On Sale: 03/27/2012

Price: $50.00

ISBN: 978-1-400-06871-5

A brilliant book by Nobel Prize winner Eric R. Kandel, The Age of Insight takes us to Vienna 1900, where leaders in science, medicine, and art began a revolution that changed forever how we think about the human mind—our conscious and unconscious thoughts and emotions—and how mind and brain relate to art.

At the turn of the century, Vienna was the cultural capital of Europe. Artists and scientists met in glittering salons, where they freely exchanged ideas that led to revolutionary...

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REFLECTIONS ON THE BIBLICAL UNCONSCIOUS

Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages

Publisher: Schocken

On Sale: 10/04/2011

Price: $19.95

ISBN: 978-0-805-21206-8

Avivah Gottlieb Zornberg informs her literary analysis of the biblical text with concepts drawn from Freud, Winnicott, Laplanche, and other psychoanalytic thinkers to make a powerful argument for the idea that the creators of the midrashic commentary, the medieval rabbinic commentators, and the Hassidic commentators were themselves on some level aware of the complex interplay between conscious and unconscious levels of experience and used this knowledge in their interpretations.

In her...

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A SOCIAL AND CULTURAL HISTORY OF PSYCHOANALYSIS
Written by ELI ZARETSKY

Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages

Publisher: Vintage

On Sale: 08/09/2005

Price: $18.95

ISBN: 978-1-400-07923-0

The fledgling science of psychoanalysis permanently altered the nineteenth-century worldview with its remarkable new insights into human behavior and motivation. It quickly became a benchmark for modernity in the twentieth century—though its durability in the twenty-first may now be in doubt.

More than a hundred years after the publication of Freud’s The Interpretation of Dreams, we’re no longer in thrall, says cultural historian Eli Zaretsky, to the “romance” of psychotherapy and the...

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THE TRUE STORY OF A LOST CHILDHOOD
Written by JULIE GREGORY

Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages

Publisher: Bantam

On Sale: 09/28/2004

Price: $17.00

ISBN: 978-0-553-38197-9

Munchausen By Proxy (MBP), a psychiatric disorder in which a person (almost always the mother) invents or induces symptoms in her child in order to attract the interest and attention of medical professionals, is an oft-misunderstood and seldomly discussed affliction.

In Sickened, Julie Gregory has written a powerful and searing memoir of a childhood filled with bizarre and painful medical procedures in pursuit of phantom diseases—and of a mother who made them all necessary. As a child, Julie...

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Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages

Publisher: Pantheon

On Sale: 07/15/2003

Price: $14.00

ISBN: 978-0-375-71460-3

The Beginner Books—“Their cartoon format and irreverent wit make difficult ideas accessible and entertaining.” —Newsday

Everything you need to know about neurosis, libido, ego, and id—but somehow it slipped your mind.

Freud for Beginners is a perfect introduction to the life and thought of the man whose discovery of psychoanalysis revolutionized our attitudes towards mental illness, religion, sex, and culture. This documentary cartoon book plunges us into the world of late-nineteenth-century...

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THE ROAD FROM RESENTMENT TO CONNECTION
Written by ROBERT KAREN

Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages

Publisher: Anchor

On Sale: 07/08/2003

Price: $16.00

ISBN: 978-0-385-48874-7

Why do we harden our hearts, even against those we want to love? Why do we find it so hard to admit being wrong? Why are the worst grudges the ones we hold against ourselves? Using movies, people in the news, and sessions from his practice, psychologist and award- winning author Robert Karen illuminates the struggle between our wish to repair our relationships on one side and our tendency to see ourselves as victims who want revenge on the other.

When we nurse our resentments, Karen says, we...

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THE ART OF ESCAPE
Written by ADAM PHILLIPS

Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages

Publisher: Vintage

On Sale: 08/13/2002

Price: $15.00

ISBN: 978-0-375-70623-3

In Houdini’s Box, internationally acclaimed psychoanalyst Adam Phillips analyzes four examples of escape: a young girl who hides from others by closing her eyes; a grown man pathologically incapable of maintaining a relationship; Emily Dickinson, who lived a hermit’s solitude the final twenty years of her life; and Harry Houdini, the master magician whose incomparable escapes were more than just an act. The result is this uniquely brilliant and enduring book that enables each of us to identify...

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AN ANTHROPOLOGIST LOOKS AT AMERICAN PSYCHIATRY
Written by T.M. LUHRMANN

Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages

Publisher: Vintage

On Sale: 08/14/2001

Price: $17.95

ISBN: 978-0-679-74493-1

With sharp and soulful insight, T. R. Luhrmann examines the world of psychiatry, a profession which today is facing some of its greatest challenges from within and without, as it continues to offer hope to many.

At a time when mood-altering drugs have revolutionized the treatment of the mentally ill and HMO’s are forcing caregivers to take the pharmocological route over the talking cure, Luhrmann places us at the heart of the matter and allows us to see exactly what is at stake. Based on...

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ESSAYS ON HIS LIFE, WORK, AND LEGACY
Edited by MICHAEL ROTH

Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages

Publisher: Vintage

On Sale: 05/09/2000

Price: $18.00

ISBN: 978-0-679-77292-7

In Freud: Conflict and Culture, Michael S. Roth presents eithgteen essays on the man who has become, in W.H. Auden's phrase, "a whole climate of opinion."

This fascinating collections explores Freud's work, the absorption of his theories into mainstream culture, and his hotly contested legacy. Oliver Sacks demonstrates how Freud's early studies anticipated contemporary neuropsychology. Scholar Muriel Dimen reveals a paradoxical liaison between psychoanalysis and feminism. Art Spiegelman...

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ON CURIOSITY AND OTHER APPETITES
Written by ADAM PHILLIPS

Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages

Publisher: Vintage

On Sale: 03/30/1999

Price: $14.00

ISBN: 978-0-375-70047-7

A New York Times Notable BookIn four interrelated essays, Adam Phillips arrives at startling new insights into issues that preoccupied Freud, showing in the process that far from having lost its relevance, psychoanalysis is still one of our most incisive tools for the exploration of the human psyche and its possibilities. Phillips transforms the genre of the essay into an instrument for intellectual investigation of the most absorbing kind.

"The restoration of a vigorous, wide-ranging...

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Written by ADAM PHILLIPS

Format: Trade Paperback, 144 pages

Publisher: Vintage

On Sale: 03/30/1999

Price: $15.00

ISBN: 978-0-679-77617-8

In this sparkling, provocative collection of meditations on coupledom and its discontents, Adam Phillips manages to unsettle one of our most dearly held ideals, that of the monogamous couple, by speculating upon the impulses that most threaten it—boredom, desire, and the tempting idea that erotic fulfillment might lie elsewhere. With 121 brilliant aphorisms, the witty, erudite psychoanalyst who gave us On Kissing, Tickling, and Being Bored distills the urgent questions and knotty paradoxes...

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