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Beyond The Chains Of Illusions: My Encounter With Marx And Freud.

Fromm, Erich.

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ISBN 10: 0671208624 / ISBN 13: 9780671208622
Published by Touchstone Books, New York, 1962
Condition: Fair Soft cover
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182 pages. Softcover. Fair condition. PSYCHOLOGY. Explores the many ways by which man, in a world increasingly materialistic, conformist and abstract, searches for meaning and values. (Key Words: Psychology, Erich Fromm, Karl Marx, Sigmund Freud, Series, Theories, Unconscious, Human Evolution, Human Motivation ). Bookseller Inventory # 27032X1

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Title: Beyond The Chains Of Illusions: My Encounter...

Publisher: Touchstone Books, New York

Publication Date: 1962

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition:Fair

Book Type: book

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First published in 1962 and long unavailable, BEYOND THE CHAINS OF ILLUSION is, only at first glance, a book about Marx and Freud--those two intellectual giants of the 20th century. Fromm here shows himself an outstanding interpreter of Marx. In all, Fromm's re-creation of the Freudian and Marxist way of thinking is, essentially, a look at the individual and society. BEYOND THE CHAINS OF ILLUSION will introduce many of today's readers to unknown aspects of Marx and Freud, as it also serves as a unique introduction to the life and mind of Erich Fromm as well. A new foreword by Fromm Literary Executor Rainer Funk puts this book into historic context and high relief.

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Born in Frankfurt-am-Main, Erich Fromm (1900-1980) studied sociology and psychoanalysis. In 1933, he emigrated as a member of the Frankfurt School of social thinkers to the United States, moved to Mexico in 1950, and spent his twilight years between 1974 and 1980 in Switzerland. His books Fear of Freedom (1941) and The Art of Loving (1956) made him famous. Other well-known books are Marx's Concept of Man, Beyond the Chains of Illusion, and The Essential Fromm.

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