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Freud's Vienna And Other Essays.

Bettelheim, Bruno.

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ISBN 10: 0394572092 / ISBN 13: 9780394572093
Published by Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1990
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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285 pages. Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition. PSYCHOLOGY. A collection of 18 essays, the title one being a look at the cultural and historical ambiance of Bettleheim's native Vienna and makes clear why it was such fertile soil for Freud's study of neurosis. "These essays begin in wisdom and end in delight.Bettelheim never veers from the truth as he sees it; and his vision is as trustworthy as any man's could be." - D.M. Thomas, Washington Post. (Key Words: Essays, Psychology, Essays, Sigmund Freud, Wolf Boy, Bruno Bettelheim, Children's Television, Child Psychology, Austria, Ernest Jones, Anne Sullivan, Helen Keller, Violence, Sabina Spielrein, Arthur Schnitzler, Neurosis, Carl Gustav Jung, Janusz Korczak, Adolf Hitler, Germans, Dreams, Children, Anti-Semitism, Psychoanalysis, Holocaust, Autistic Children, Dreams, Jews, Vienna). Bookseller Inventory # 23166X2

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Title: Freud's Vienna And Other Essays.

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf, New York

Publication Date: 1990

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: First Edition..

Book Type: book

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From one of history's most famous child psychologists comes a collection of wide-ranging essays in which he reflects on the people, events, and cultural influences that shaped him and his work.
 
“Combining humanistic wisdom and clinical insight, the volume reflects eminent psychoanalyst Bettelheim's concerns as both child therapist and Holocaust survivor.”—Publishers Weekly

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A well-known child psychoanalyst and survivor of two Nazi concentration camps, 85-year-old Bettelheim ( The Uses of Enchantment , LJ 6/1/76) reveals his life influences. In 18 essays collected under three headings--Freud, children, and the Holocaust--the author recalls how he got involved in psychoanalysis, influential books and movies, how Annie Sullivan's work with the severely handicapped Helen Keller foreshadowed his "milieu therapy" with autistic children, and how the psychological scars of children of Holocaust survivors rarely heal due to an inability to mourn adequately. This readable collection, which is nostalgic, personal, and informative, evokes strong feelings, especially the essay on Jewish "ghetto thinking," which describes an ethnic inertia that helped march "millions of people, like lemmings . . . to their own deaths." Recommended for larger psychology collections.
- Janice Arenofsky, formerly with Arizona State Lib., Phoenix
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