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Appignanesi, Lisa & John Forrester
Freud's Women
Basic Books, London, 1992.
Hardcover, octavo, 563pp., monochrome illustrations. Inscription; foxed preliminaries; mild wear wear to dustwrapper with shallow crease to spine panel (now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film). Else very good. In an imaginative, insightful, learned collaboration, novelist Appignanesi and historian of science Forrester present Freud's female relatives, patients, friends, disciples, and colleagues; their contributions to his work; and their actual and symbolic roles in his life. Although little is known of Freud's family life (the information still carefully guarded in the Freud Archives), the psychoanalytic 'family,' tied by powerful 'transferential bonds,' is well documented but often misunderstood. It is in dispelling some of the myths about Freud's work (particularly about castration anxiety and penis envy), about the women he encountered and his attitude toward them and toward the feminine in general (e.g., his reputed misogyny) that this book is most successful. In spite of the patronizing title, the women themselves are represented with their own character and integrity intact. All of them - patients such as 'Dora,' disciples such as daughter Anna Freud, friends such as Lou Andreas-Salome - were creative allies in Freud's work, guides and mediators carrying his ideas, theories, even his mistakes into new territories with their writings and their organizations: Marie Bonaparte in France, Alix Strachey in England, Ruth Mack Brunswick and Muriel Gardner in America. As for Freud himself, the 'demonized' and the 'idealized' psychiatrist are replaced here with a humanized male figure, with all his insecurity revealed - especially through the King Lear analogy that appears throughout the text. To those familiar with Freud this book represents a fresh and perhaps controversial interpretation, as well as a tribute to the women who helped create him. For others it will be an absorbing if somewhat biased introduction to the canon and archetypes that helped shape modern ideas about human development and sexuality.
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Clark, Ronald W.
Freud The Man and the Cause
Jonathan Cape, London, 1980.
Octavo; hardcover, quarter-bound in papered boards; 652pp., with 24pp. of monochrome plates. Moderate wear; moisture damage to the top edge of the lower board, encroaching onto the text block; previous owner's ink stamp to the flyleaf; mild offset to the endpapers; some spotting and wear to the text block edges. Dustwrapper lightly worn at edges with some creasing to the flaps; now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Good to very good.
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Clement, Catherine & Julia Kristeva (translated by Jane Marie Todd)
The Feminine and the Sacred
Columbia University, 2001.
Hardcover, octavo, 190pp., Minor wear only; dustwrapper edges slightly worn (now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film). Near fine otherwise. In November 1996, Catherine Clement and Julia Kristeva began a correspondence exploring the subject of the sacred. In this collection of those letters Catherine Clement approaches the topic from an anthropologist's point of view while Julia Kristeva responds from a psychoanalytic perspective. Their correspondence leads them to a controversial and fundamental question: is there anything sacred that can at the same time be considered strictly feminine? The two voices of the book work in tandem, fleshing out ideas and blending together into a melody of experience. The result is a dialogue that delves into the mysteries of belief - the relationship between faith and sexuality, the body and the senses - which, Clement and Kristeva argue, women feel with special intensity. Although their discourse is not necessarily about theology, the authors consider the role of women and femininity in the religions of the world, from Christianity and Judaism to Confucianism and African animism. They are the first to admit that what they have undertaken is "as impossible to accomplish as it is fascinating." Nevertheless, their wide-ranging and exhilarating dialogue succeeds in raising questions that are perhaps more important to ask than to answer.
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Corrington, Robert S.
Wilhelm Reich: Psychoanalyst and Radical Naturalist
Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York, 2003.
Hardcover, octavo; blue boards with dark blue spine and silver gilt titling; 297pp., monochrome plates. Faint spotting to upper text block edges. Otherwise near fine and professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. A prolific writer, erstwhile disciple of Freud and renowned psychiatrist with a special interest in orgasm, Reich left Europe in 1939, when the Nazis burned his books. He immigrated to the United States, where, once more, his books were burned. Given the controversial nature of his work, he faced opposition from the psychoanalytic community, the Communist Party, and the Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, and United States governments. He died at the age of 60 in a US federal prison. Reich's overarching concern was to free all of humankind from the personal and social superego so that what he thought of as healthy genitality could liberate the psyche from its many forms of muscular and emotional armoring. In some senses his message was a simple one, yet its expression required an elaborate conceptual structure that would incorporate non-orthodox psychoanalysis with non-orthodox Marxism. In this transfixing psychobiography, Corrington illuminates the themes and obsessions that unify Reich's work and reports on Reich's fascinating, unrelenting one-man quest to probe the ultimate structures of self, world, and cosmos.
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Freud, Sigmund (Alix Strachey, trans.; James Strachey, ed.)
Inhibitions, Symptoms and Anxiety The International Psycho-Analytical Library No. 28, edited by John D. Sutherland, MD., PhD.
The Hogarth Press Ltd./Institute of Psycho-Analysis, London, 1948
Second impression: octavo; hardcover; green boards with gilt spine-titling; 179pp. Owner's name. Foxing and offsetting to endpapers; toning and spotting to text block edges. Card dustwrapper heavily browned along spine and edges; tiny missing segments at spine panel extremities and corners; price clipped. Very good.
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Fromm, Erich
Greatness and Limitations of Freud's Thought
Jonathan Cape Ltd., London, 1980.
First edition. Octavo; hardcover, quarter-bound in papered boards with bronze spine titles; 148pp. Minor wear; some spots to the text block edges; scraping to board edges. Dustwrapper now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Near fine.
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Gallo, Ruben
Freud's Mexico: Into the Wilds of Psychoanalysis Part II
MIT Press, Cambridge, 2010.
Quarto hardcover; illustrated boards with grey and white upper board and spine titling and black endpapers; 389pp., monochrome illustrations. Pale blue card dustwrapper. Fine. Freud's Mexico is a completely unexpected contribution to Freud studies. Here, Ruben Gallo reveals Freud's previously undisclosed connections to a culture and a psychoanalytic tradition not often associated with him. This book bears detailed testimony to Freud's relationship to a country he never set foot in, but inhabited imaginatively on many levels. In the Mexico of the 1920s and 1930s, Freud made an impact not only among psychiatrists but also in literary, artistic, and political circles. Gallo writes about a 'motley crew' of Freud's readers who devised some of the most original, elaborate, and influential applications of psychoanalytic theory anywhere in the world. After describing Mexico's Freud, Gallo offers an imaginative reconstruction of Freud's Mexico: Freud owned a treatise on criminal law by a Mexican judge who put defendants including Trotsky's assassin on the psychoanalyst's couch; he acquired Mexican pieces as part of his celebrated collection of antiquities; he recorded dreams of a Mexico that was fraught with danger; and he belonged to a secret society that conducted its affairs in Spanish.
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Gay, Peter
Freud: A Life for Our Time
W.W. Norton, New York, 1998.
Hardcover, octavo; 810pp., monochrome plates. Minor scuffing and edgewear to black dustwrapper. Near fine otherwise. Gay writes that, "As a historian, I have placed Freud and his work within their various environments: the psychiatric profession he subverted and revolutionized, the Austrian culture in which he was compelled to live as an unbelieving Jew and unconventional physician, the European society that underwent in his lifetime the appalling traumas of war and totalitarian dictatorship, and Western culture as a whole, a culture whose sense of itself he transformed out of all recognition, forever."
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Giffard, Ingaret
The Way Things Happen: A Memoir
Chatto & Windus, London, 1989.
Octavo hardcover; black boards with gilt spine titling; 376pp. Slightly cocked; toned and spotted text block edges. Illustrated dustwrapper with mild wear to edges, now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Very good. Her father slept with a loaded revolver under his pillow; her mother was prey to inner torments that drove her into Jungian analysis; and when a suitor proposed marriage, then abruptly changed his mind, Giffard became suicidal and almost drowned herself in Malta. The author of this eventful autobiography overcame a girlhood of poverty and sexual assault in England, went on to study with Jung and Toni Wolff in Zurich, and became a lay analyst. Earlier, as a playwright in London during the 1930s, she became involved with journalist Laurens van der Post (her second husband) while each of them was married to someone else. By turns poetically precise, garrulous and genteel, this memoir includes recollections of Giffard's travels in colonial India, Sudan and South Africa. Though not a sustained Jungian self-analysis, her self-portrait has its share of synchronistic coincidences, dreams, unraveled projections and promptings of the author's inner "voice that has called to me at all sorts of intervals and moments over the years.'' - Publishers Weekly
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Grosskurth, Phyllis
The Secret Ring Freud's Inner Circle and the Politics of Psychoanalysis
Jonathan Cape Ltd., London, 1991.
Octavo; hardcover, with gilt spine titles; 245pp., with monochrome illustrations and 16pp. of plates likewise. Minor wear. Dustwrapper now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Near fine. Aided by previously undisclosed correspondence, Grosskurth the story of the brilliant, wildly neurotic men who contrived to safeguard Freudian thought and turns it into an intriguing psychological saga-cum-tragicomedy of manners. The Secret Committee, conceived in 1912 as a united front against the apostasy of Carl Jung and sealed by Freud's bestowal of antique intaglios, became, notes Grosskurth, "a metaphor for the psychoanalytic movement itself...a cult of personality'' with Freud acting as both "guru" and distant, demanding father. Avidly submitting one another (and assorted romantic interests) to frequently scathing and self-justifying formal and informal analyses, Austrians Otto Rank and Hans Sachs, Hungarian Sandor Ferenczi, German Karl Abraham, and Welshman Ernest Jones, joined later by Russian-born German Max Eitingon, functioned as "surrogate sons'' within a strikingly dysfunctional family - marked by sabotage, manipulation, and ``aggressively infantile'' jostling. Treating her story as a study of group pathology, Grosskurth uses pointed quotes to show how all of her subjects, especially Freud, used jargon as a cover for real feeling. Sadder still was the adored Freud's puzzling lack of support (he refused to be "burdened" by the ideas of others) and human empathy (e.g., failing to comprehend the sensitive Ferenczi's sorrow at his mother's death). Inevitably, as Freud predicted in Totem and Taboo, the anointed sons went their own ways, with, ironically, Freud's biological child, Anna, emerging as his staunchest defender. - Kirkus review
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Horney, Karen (Bernard J Paris, ed.)
The Unknown Karen Horney Essays on Gender, Culture, and Psychoanalysis
Yale University Press, 2000.
Octavo; hardcover; 362pp. Dustwrapper. Remainder. New. This volume of writings by the distinguished psychoanalyst Karen Horney completes the publication of her unpublished and uncollected work. The editor's introductions set the essays in context, showing their significance for Horney's thought and their relation to her other writings. The material in Part 1 provides an important supplement to Feminine Psychology, the book that established Horney as the first great psychoanalytic feminist. It reveals aspects of Horney's early thought not fully developed elsewhere, along with her views about feminine psychology and the relations between the sexes that reflect her later thinking. Part 2 deepens our understanding of the final two phases of Karen Horney's thought - her break with Freud - and proposal of a new psychoanalytic paradigm in the 1930s, and her mature theory, developed in the 1940s. In presenting eighteen previously unpublished pieces, four essays that have not been available in English, and other texts that have been difficult to locate, this collection makes accessible an important segment of Horney's work.
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Horney, Karen (ed. Douglas H Ingram)
Final Lectures: The Lectures on Psychoanalytic Technique Given in the Last Months of Her Life
W.W. Norton, New York, 1987.
First US edition: hardcover octavo; brown cloth boards with gilt spine titling; 128pp. Minor wear; faint spotting to text block edges and mild rubbing and minimal wear to dustwrapper edges. Very good to near fine.
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Kottler, Jeffrey A., & Jon Carlson
The Mummy at the Dining Room Table Eminent Therapists Reveal Their Most Unusual Cases
Jossey-Bass, San Francisco CA, 2003.
Octavo; hardcover, with gilt spine titling; 325pp. Mild wear; insect damage to board top edges and along the upper hinge; mild spotting to text block edges; name excised from upper front corner of flyleaf. A few superficial scratches to the dustwrapper. Very good. A wife pretends to hang herself in the basement so she can time how long it will be before her husband comes to rescue her. . . .a woman whose dead aunt was made into a mummy so the family could better grieve her passing and on occasion dine with her at family gatherings . . . a man wants his nose cut off to escape an annoying smell that haunts him . . . a teenage boy would only come to therapy if he could bring his pet snake. These and other fascinating and revealing stories are told by some of the most famous therapists in the world. Collected in this extraordinary book, well known practitioners recount the most memorable case histories of their illustrious careers. Engaging and surprising stories of human behavior are dramatically and often humorously portrayed. Each chapter gives a behind-the-scenes look at how therapists work with clients whose problems and behaviors aren't found in standard psychology textbooks. The book also shows how these eminent therapists often cure these apparently intractable problems and learn something about themselves in the process.
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Launer, John
Sex Versus Survival The Life and Ideas of Sabina Spielerein
Duckworth Overlook, London, 2014.
Octavo; hardcover, with gilt spine-titling; 307pp., with 8pp. of monochrome plates. Dustwrapper. Remainder. New. Who was Sabina Spielrein? She is probably best known for her notorious affair with Carl Jung. Yet her life story is much more compelling than just one famous relationship. Spielrein overcame family and psychological abuse to become a profoundly original thinker in her own right. Sex Versus Survival is the first biography to put her life and ideas at the center of the story and examine Spielrein's key role in the development of psychoanalysis. Drawing on fresh research into Spielrein's diaries, papers, and correspondence, John Launer shows how Spielrein's overlooked ideas - rejected by Freud and Jung but substantially vindicated by later developments in psychology and evolutionary biology - may represent the last and most important stage in the rediscovery of an extraordinary life.
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Luria, A.R. (Lynn Solotaroff, trans.)
The Man with a Shattered World A History of a Brain Wound
Jonathan Cape Ltd., London, 1973.
First UK edition: octavo; hardcover, with gilt spine titles; 165pp., top edges dyed red, with monochrome illustrations. Mild wear; rolled; text block edges toned with some spots; light offset to the endpapers; retailer's bookplate to the front pastedown. Price-clipped dustwrapper lightly rubbed and edgeworn; now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Very good. Russian psychologist A. R. Luria presents a compelling portrait of a man's heroic struggle to regain his mental faculties. A soldier named Zasetsky, wounded in the head at the battle of Smolensk in 1943, suddenly found himself in a frightening world: he could recall his childhood but not his recent past; half his field of vision had been destroyed; he had great difficulty speaking, reading, and writing. Much of the book consists of excerpts from Zasetsky's own diaries. Laboriously, he records his memories in order to reestablish his past and to affirm his existence as an intelligent being. Luria's comments and interpolations provide a valuable distillation of the theory and techniques that guided all of his research. His "digressions" are excellent brief introductions to the topic of brain structure and its relation to higher mental functions.
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McGuire, William (ed.)
The Freud/Jung Letters
Hogarth Press and Routledge & Kegan Paul, London, 1974.
Hardcover, octavo, 650pp., monochrome illustrations. Minor wear; lightly toned and spotted text block edges; annotations/references in pencil on endpaper by previous owner; light edgewear and scuffing to dustwrapper. Very good to near fine and professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film.
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Maddox, Brenda
Freud's Wizard: The Enigma of Ernest Jones
Da Capo Press, Cambridge, 2007.
First edition. Hardcover, octavo; black papered boards with red spine and dark blue spine titling, blue endpapers; 354pp., b/w plates. Very faint spotting to upper text block edges. Near fine in slightly rubbed dustwrapper now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. The saturation of the English-speaking world with Freudian psychoanalytic concepts was due largely to one brilliant analyst, Ernest Jones. As Freud's disciple, colleague, biographer, and empire builder, he led the international psychoanalytic movement and moved its vortex from Vienna to London, and its influence to Toronto, New York, and Boston. While negotiating the ferocious politics and rivalry of the movement, Jones also managed an imposing series of liaisons that included an heiress and her maid, analysands, and a Druid Bride. Jones, unlike Freud, never had to wonder what do women want? From Jones' first encounter with Freud's writings as a medical student to the eve of World War II, when he orchestrated the master's escape to London a hairsbreadth away from the death camps, Maddox lays bare a dark and creative era, and a colorfully flawed but powerfully influential man.
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Miller, Arthur I.
Deciphering the Cosmic Number The Strange Friendship of Wolfgang Pauli and Carl Jung
W.W. Norton & Co. Inc., New York NY, 2009.
Octavo; hardcover; 336pp., with many monochrome plates. Dustwrapper mildly worn; now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Remainder. New. "There are, in the real world, certain numbers that are absolutely fundamental to the way the universe is set up. One of them - the 'cosmic number' of Arthur Miller's title - is the so-called 'fine structure constant', and it is not 42 but 137. As the fraction 1/137 - in decimal terms the less alluring 0.00729 - this number determines the behaviour of the spectral lines that are the 'fingerprints' of atoms: and it's a constant, meaning a number that's unvarying throughout the universe. If it were a tiny bit different, you wouldn't be reading this. What's exciting about the fine structure constant is that it's a 'dimensionless number'. That is, it isn't a measurement in arbitrary units like pounds and ounces or miles per hour, where the figure changes depending on your unit of measurement. It's an absolute figure. It's made up of three other constants - the charge of an atom, the speed of light, and Planck's constant (which is to do with energy at subatomic levels) - all of which are measured in units: but somehow all those units are cancelled out in the equations, and you end up with a pure number. That means that it's like pi: any civilisation that could ever exist would agree on it. That's surely intriguing. And just like in Hitchhiker's, the next step is to wonder: if 137 is the answer, what's the question? One man who wondered about that to the point of distraction was the Nobel Prize-winning physicist Wolfgang Pauli. Pauli's achievements were formidable: he discovered the 'exclusion principle' and the fourth quantum number, and predicted the existence of the neutrino before it was experimentally proved. As well as being responsible for some of the major discoveries in quantum physics, he gave his name to 'the Pauli effect': all he had to do was walk into a lecture hall for chairs to collapse, a laboratory for the microscope to explode, or a busy street for two trams to collide. An Austrian of Jewish descent, Pauli was a tormented soul. By day, he was a caustically brilliant mathematician, nicknamed 'God's whip" and 'the conscience of physics' for his fierce criticisms of the faults of others' work. He coined the withering expression 'not even wrong'. By night he went drunkenly whoring through the red-light districts of Hamburg. After the failure of his marriage and his mother's suicide, Pauli was heading for a breakdown - and it was this that brought him into dream analysis with that Nazi-sympathising old charlatan Carl Jung. The analytical relationship turned into a friendship, and the friendship turned into a collaboration. Was there a way, they wondered, to find correspondences between the discoveries of quantum physics and the 'archetypes' of myth and magic? In a way, they were going back to the beginning. Numerology was a huge component of a whole range of the mysticisms Jung was interested in. Until very, very recently, science and magic had been inseparable: Newton was an alchemist; Kepler hunted through geometry for 'the mind of God'; at the very dawn of maths Pythagoras had been obsessed with 'magic numbers'. Reading between the lines, Jung knew zip about physics, but he knew a good PR line when he saw one. Pauli was a bit disturbed, and vulnerable, and all too easily co-opted to the project. Reading his book, you sometimes suspect Miller doesn't always appreciate quite how crackers this stuff was - not least because of the solemnity with which he enumerates Pauli's absurd dreams of pendulum-swinging dwarves, three-dimensional clocks and algebraic eggs. Thanks to Jung's get-out-of-jail-free card - the concept of 'synchronicity' - any chance correspondence could be assigned a meaning. So it was nonsense - but it was intriguing for the type of nonsense it was. Miller's book is a mixture between a biography of Pauli, a semi-layman's history of the origins of quantum physics, and a glimpse into the philosophy and psychology of science. After all, Jung and Pauli - one trying to infer the archetypal structure of the collective unconscious, the other the mathematical structure of the universe - did have in common the belief, as Pauli put it, 'that ultimate reality is not personal'. Pauli elsewhere said something that seems perceptive: 'In my own view it is only a narrow passage of truth (no matter whether scientific or other truth) that passes between the Scylla of a blue fog of mysticism and the Charybdis of a sterile rationalism.' ... (the book) gives you a sense of how scientists' minds work: by leaps of intuition that are quite as irrational and excitable as any poet's or psychologist's. The mind is set up to look for patterns where none exists - leading to what scientists call 'confirmation bias' - and in so doing it often stumbles on the ones that actually do. " - Sam Leith.
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Milligan, Spike and Anthony Clare
Depression and How to Survive It
Ebury Press, London, 1993.
Reprint. Octavo hardcover; black boards with gilt spine titling; 213pp. Spotting to upper text block edge. Very good to near fine in like dustwrapper now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. In 1982, leading psychiatrist and TV presenter Anthony Clare interviewed Spike Milligan for the radio series In The Psychiatrist's Chair, a show in which Clare led revealing interviews with a range of celebrities. He was so overwhelmed by Milligan's account of his forty years of depressive experiences that he knew he had found the person to help him illuminate and explore the mysterious and sometimes terrifying illness that is clinical depression. Depression and How to Survive It is the result of this collaboration, through which Anthony Clare charts the development of Spike Milligan's illness and the strategies he uses in dealing with the often misunderstood disorder of clinical depression. Drawing inspiration and advice from Spike's experience, Depression and How to Survive It is a book which takes you to the depths of human unhappiness in order to show you the way towards leading a happy life. A unique book about human psychology from one of Britain's most successful psychiatrists, providing a revelatory insight into the mind of Spike Milligan, everyone's favourite goon.
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Paris, Bernard J.
Karen Horney: A Psychoanalyst's Search for Self-Understanding
Yale University Press, 1994.
Hardcover, octavo; mauve cloth covered boards with white spine titling; 270pp., monochrome illustrations. Scuff marks on dustwrapper front spine edge and wear and chipping to edges. Very good to near fine otherwise. Karen Horney (1885-1952) is regarded by many as one of the most important psychoanalytic thinkers of the twentieth century. Her early work, in which she quarreled with Freud's views on female psychology, established her as the first great psychoanalytic feminist. In her later years, she developed a sophisticated theory of her own which provided powerful explanations of human behavior that have proved to be widely applicable. Yet through these years of intellectual achievement, Horney struggled with emotional problems. This engrossing study of Horney's life and work draws on newly discovered materials to explore the relation between her personal history and the evolution of her ideas. Bernard J. Paris argues that Horney's inner struggles-in particular her compulsive need for men induced her to embark on a search for self-understanding, which she recorded first in her diaries and then in her covertly autobiographical psychoanalytic writings. Although this search brought Horney only partial relief from her problems, it led her to profound and original insights into the human psyche. Paris describes Horney's life-her childhood and adolescence in Germany, marriage to Oskar Horney, motherhood, analysis and self-analysis, emigration to the United States, founding of the American Institute for Psychoanalysis, ostracism by the psychoanalytic establishment, and her many romantic liaisons. At the same time he examines the various stages of Horney's thought, showing how her experiences influenced her ideas. Focusing particularly on Horney's later work, Paris shows her mature theory to be an important contribution to the study of literature, biography, gender and culture, as well as to psychoanalysis and psychology.
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Piaget, Jean
The Child's Conception of Number
Routledge & Kegan paul, London, 1961.
Second impression. Hardcover, octavo; dark blue boards with gilt spine titling; 248pp. Owner's name. Minor wear; lightly toned text block edges with some spotting on upper edges. Rubbed yellow card dustwrapper with tiny missing segments on spine extremities and corners. Very good and now protected in archival film with white paper backing.
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Reich, Wilhelm (Mary Boyd Higgins, ed.; Introduction by James Strick)
Where's the Truth? Letters and Journals 1948-1957
Farrar Straus Giroux, New York, 2012.
Octavo hardcover, 272pp., monochrome plates. Dustwrapper. New, remainder.
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Reis, Patricia
Daughters of Saturn From Father's Daughter to Creative Woman
Continuum, New York, 1995.
Octavo hardcover; black boards with gilt spine titling, blue endpapers; 288pp. Owner's name. Some underlining and page marking. Spotting to upper text block edge. Very good. Wrapper now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Although feminists have turned prodigious energies toward describing mothers and daughters, the father-daughter relationship remains conspicuously ignored. In Daughters of Saturn, Patricia Reis explores various aspects of this relationship with a particular focus on the father's effect on a woman's creative life. Beginning with the myth of Saturn, the archetypal devouring and melancholic father, she explores the many ways that Daughters of Saturn have come to name their experience and have used language to tell their stories. Through myth, dreams, and women's experiences, Reis creates a map marking a journey from life in the Belly of the Father through the First Gate of Awakening. She documents women's resistances and rebellions against the dominant culture of patriarchy, the treacherous Battlezone of Culture, and records the lives of four women writers - Emily Dickinson, H.D., Sylvia Plath, and Anais Nin - outlining their struggles and strategies to live creative lives. Reis marks the trails into what she calls "The Wildzone," a place that has existence outside the law of the fathers; a woman-centered ground of being and knowing.
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Sacks, Oliver
The Mind's Eye
Knopf, New York, 2010.
Hardcover, octavo, 263pp, dustwrapper. Remainder. New.
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Sacks, Oliver
Uncle Tungsten Memories of a Chemical Boyhood
Borzoi Books/Alfred A. Knopf/Random House Inc., New York NY, 2001.
First edition: octavo; hardcover, with illustrated boards; 342pp., with 4pp. of monochrome plates and other decorations likewise. Minor wear; a small tear to the fore-edge of page 145; previous owner's ink inscription to the flyleaf. Dustwrapper mildly rubbed and edgeworn; lightly sunned along the spine panel. Very good.
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Schwartz, Joseph
Cassandra's Daughter A History of Psychoanalysis in Europe and America
Allen Lane, 1999.
Hardcover, octavo; black boards with gilt spine titling; 338pp. Minor scuffing to dustwrapper; some discolouration to head of spine panel and adjacent; else near fine. 'And so, too, did science give psychoanalysis the power of prophecy. And as it is told, psychoanalysis has spurned the discipline that gave it birth and has not been believed. But unlike the newly prosperous bourgeoisie of the nineteenth century who sought to invent roots for itself by appropriating the myths of antiquity, we are now too mature to rely on the Greeks for our narratives. The story of psychoanalysis is not the story of Cassandra, but the story of Cassandra's daughter, a strange, not entirely welcome newcomer on the world stage. We do not know the story of Cassandra's daughter. We have to write it ourselves' (Joseph Schwartz).
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Stevens, Anthony
On Jung
Routledge, London, 1990.
Octavo; hardcover, with gilt spine-titling; 292pp., with a monochrome portrait frontispiece. Minor wear; text block top edge lightly spotted; top corners mildly bumped. Dustwrapper rubbed (now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film). Very good to near fine.
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Symington, Neville
The Analytic Experience - signed
St. Martin's Press Inc., New York NY, 1986.
Octavo; hardcover, full cloth with silver gilt spine titles; 348pp. Moderate wear; slightly cocked; spine heel softened; text block top edge lightly dusted; inscribed in ink to persons by the author on the flyleaf. Dustwrapper a little rubbed and edgeworn; now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Very good.
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van der Post, Laurens
Jung and the Story of Our Time
Hogarth Press, London, 1976.
First edition. Octavo hardcover; brown boards with gilt spine titling; 275pp., monochrome photographic frontispiece. Offsetting and foxing to endpapers; spotting to upper text block edge; scattered spotting to rear panel of dustwrapper; wear and chipping to edges and fore-edges. Very good otherwise and wrapper now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film.
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Waterfield, Robin
Hidden Depths The Story of Hypnosis
Macmillan/Pan Macmillan Ltd., London, 2002.
Octavo; hardcover, with silver-gilt spine titles; 464pp., with 12pp. of monochrome plates. Very minor wear only. Near fine. With wit and verve Robin Waterfield brings the bizarre story of hypnotism to life. From its origins as animal magnetism, as practised by Franz Anton Mesmer, to its modern day use as a health cure and a form of entertainment, hypnosis encompasses many different facets of humanity. Always controversial, the outlandish claims that its zealous believers make are only matched in intensity by the howls of derision that they provoke from sceptics. Hypnotism exists on the periphery of the scientific community, much as it has since its inception, and Robin Waterfield approaches the issues with an open mind, carefully stripping the fact from the fancy and the truth from the myth. Vividly written, compellingly readable, this is a fascinating insight into one of the more esoteric branches of science.
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