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A Mind of Her Own: The Life of Karen Horney

Quinn, Susan

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ISBN 10: 0671475185 / ISBN 13: 9780671475185
Published by Summit Books, New York, 1987
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25 cm, 479, illus., bibliography, index, black mark on bottom edge, DJ somewhat soiled, edges soiled. Biography of one of the great figures in psychoanalysis; Horney challenged Freud's views on women and was the author of a series of important books, including The Neurotic Personality of Our Time. Bookseller Inventory # 34121

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Title: A Mind of Her Own: The Life of Karen Horney

Publisher: Summit Books, New York

Publication Date: 1987

Book Condition: good, good

Edition: First Printing.

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Reveals Horney's personal and professional struggle, from the time she took issue with Freud's ideas in 1920 Berlin through her exclusion from the New York Psychoanalytic Institute in 1941

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Here, Quinn examines gifted clinician/writer Karen Horney, a psychoanalytic "renegade" eventually cast out of the New York Psychoanalytic Institute when she ran afoul of the new orthodoxy. The author sensitively traces the enormous loss both to the establishment and also to Horney and her new group, which became autocratic in its own right. Of all the recent accounts of psychoanalytic politics, this is one of the best. Although clearly partial to Horney, it is relatively even-handed in its presentation of the failings and strengths on both sides, and examines issues in depth. Of great interest to both scholar and layperson. Paul Hymowitz, Cornell Medical Coll., New York
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