A Most Dangerous Method: The Story of Jung, Freud, and Sabina Spielrein

3.58 avg rating
( 506 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780679404125: A Most Dangerous Method: The Story of Jung, Freud, and Sabina Spielrein
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

The story of Sabina Spielrein--a student and lover of Jung and later a colleague and friend of Freud--provides insight into the split between the two men

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

John Kerr was trained as a clinical psychologist at New York University. He is an editor at The Analytic Press, a scholarly press specialising in works on psychoanalysis, and was co-editor and a contributor to Freud and the History of Psychoanalysis. He divides his time between Boston and New York City.

From Kirkus Reviews:

A solid new interpretation of the short-lived but oft-analyzed collaboration between Freud and Jung, in which the mysterious Sabina Spielrein figures prominently. Using Spielrein's correspondence and journals--discovered in the 1970's and first appearing in Aldo Carotenuto's A Secret Symmetry (1982)--Kerr traces a fascinating, credible web of influence and cross-fertilized ideas that he weaves skillfully into a record of psychoanalytic history. Spielrein--a young, neurotic Russian who was in Zurich to receive psychoanalytical treatment and attend medical school--was Jung's patient and, later, his lover; but even though a falling out prompted her to move to Vienna to become a Freudian, the ties between analyst and patient remained strong--so much so that Kerr contends that Spielrein can be seen as the model for Jung's concept of the ``anima'' (the female part of the male psyche). By chronicling this progression of events from 1904 to the final, fragmentary evidence of the pair's contact in the 1920's--before Spielrein returned to Russia in hopes of building a psychoanalytic movement, only to run afoul of Stalin-- the depth to which Jung and Spielrein influenced each other's thinking appears clear. Spielrein left her mark on Freud as well, in the form of a 1912 essay positing a link between an individual's desire for death and the sexual instinct. Most important to Kerr's history, however, is the intense interplay between Jung and Freud, with the decay of their mutual admiration into animosity and recrimination hastened by Spielrein's presence. More attentive to Jung's side of the equation, perhaps, but still a neat, substantial piece of psychoanalytic puzzle-solving, provocative and eminently readable. -- Copyright ©1993, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

John Kerr
ISBN 10: 0679404120 ISBN 13: 9780679404125
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Sharehousegoods
(Milwaukee, WI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Condition: New. Our Ranking is Your Confidence! This is a brand new book! Fast Shipping - Safe and Secure Mailer - Our goal is to deliver a better item than what you are hoping for! If not we will make it right!. Seller Inventory # 1XG6FQ0011LB_ns

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 29.87
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

John Kerr
ISBN 10: 0679404120 ISBN 13: 9780679404125
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
LVeritas
(Newton, MA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Condition: New. Gift Quality Book in Excellent Condition. Seller Inventory # 36SEQU000BPG

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 41.29
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

John Kerr
Published by Knopf (1993)
ISBN 10: 0679404120 ISBN 13: 9780679404125
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Knopf, 1993. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0679404120

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 43.66
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

John Kerr
Published by Knopf (1993)
ISBN 10: 0679404120 ISBN 13: 9780679404125
New Hardcover First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Knopf, 1993. Hardcover. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0679404120

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 49.10
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Kerr, John
Published by Knopf
ISBN 10: 0679404120 ISBN 13: 9780679404125
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ohmsoft LLC
(Lake Forest, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Knopf. Condition: New. Hardcover. Worldwide shipping. FREE fast shipping inside USA (express 2-3 day delivery also available). Tracking service included. Ships from United States of America. Seller Inventory # 0679404120

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 53.19
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Kerr, John
Published by Knopf
ISBN 10: 0679404120 ISBN 13: 9780679404125
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Cloud 9 Books
(Wellington, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Knopf. Hardcover. Condition: New. 0679404120 New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW7.0257279

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 59.99
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Kerr, John
Published by Knopf (1993)
ISBN 10: 0679404120 ISBN 13: 9780679404125
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Knopf, 1993. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110679404120

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 63.97
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds