[Epub] ➣ In the Freud Archives ➤ Janet Malcolm – Turboville.co.uk

In the Freud Archives Includes An Afterword By The Author In The Freud Archives Tells The Story Of An Unlikely Encounter Among Three Men K R Eissler, The Venerable Doyen Of Psychoanalysis Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson, A Flamboyant, Restless Forty Two Year Old Sanskrit Scholar Turned Psychoanalyst Turned Virulent Anti Freudian And Peter Swales, A Mischievous Thirty Five Year Old Former Assistant To The Rolling Stones And Self Taught Freud Scholar At The Center Of Their Oedipal Drama Are The Sigmund Freud Archives Founded, Headed, And Jealously Guarded By Eissler Whose Sealed Treasure Gleams And Beckons To The Community Of Freud Scholarship As If It Were The Rhine Gold.Janet Malcolm S Fascinating Book First Appeared Some Twenty Years Ago, When It Was Immediately Recognized As A Rare And Remarkable Work Of Nonfiction A Story Of Infatuation And Disappointment, Betrayal And Revenge, In The Freud Archives Is Essentially A Comedy But The Powerful Presence Of Freud Himself And The Harsh Bracing Air Of His Ideas About Unconscious Life Hover Over The Narrative And Give It A Tragic Dimension.



10 thoughts on “In the Freud Archives

  1. says:

    THE VERY BRAINY PIGLETThis book had as many twists and turns as a very brainy greased piglet and it s hard to write a review as we are talking about Lofty Matters here But here goes At the time Sigmund Freud was figuring out his vast theories he was one quack amongst many quacks His theories were later accepted by many and his fellow quacks were consigned to the


  2. says:

    Surprisingly given the rather strange and narrow topic , a fascinating book not just on Freud, but on academic narcissism and on the psychology of heresy


  3. says:

    At root, the three insufferable, pedantic Freud scholars at the heart of Janet Malcolm s slim but riveting account engage in a highbrow hissy fit that differs from a modern day Twitter feud only a little bit Rather than snarky 140 character subtweeting, the principals write novella length letters at each other whose basic message boils down to You hurt my feelings This boo


  4. says:

    You have allowed me, in a show of great confidence, to go through your cupboard A very interesting book, full of twists and turns and drama queens masquerading as Freud scholars Also, it was quite funny in parts Ultimately I felt like it was maybe too harsh on Masson and not critical enough of Eissler I found Eissler s nature to protect Freud s legacy very suspect And I was nev


  5. says:

    A book that surprised me and my first introduction to Janet Malcolm, who became one of my favourite writers In the Freud Archives is a kind of family romance an account of hopes, histories, filial affections given and betrayed, legacies despoiled, and savagely incestuous in fighting amongst the intellectual heirs of Freud Malcolm grew up in the world of 1950s and early 60s psychoana


  6. says:

    Fun I mean, certainly not of interest to everyone, but if you ve ever given half a shit about Freud which you should and if the idea of reading about a bunch of lunatic analysts and deranged academic infighting doesn t actively turn you off, I definitely recommend In the Freud Archives Also, it might enhance enjoyment if you ve got ties to Berkeley or Manhattan There is an Oscar winning


  7. says:

    One of my favorite books of all time Janet Malcolm writes with a poison pen, but sees with extreme lucidity She is a searchlight in a greenhouse, withering whatever catches her attention Here, she turns her vision on a favorite subject the world of psychoanalysis A controversy between a trio of psychoanalysts becomes an exploration of ambition, intellectual obsession, the practice of and inst


  8. says:

    An account of how some scholars fell out.I found this book interesting for the first few pages, but overall it was pretty dull.


  9. says:

    En skikkelig thriller og page turner som foreg r i milj et rundt de delvis hemmeligholdte Freud arkivene Journalistisk sakprosa mesterlig skrevet av Janet Malcolm.


  10. says:

    Were I to rate a book solely in terms of readability and interest, this one would get a five The topic, J.M Masson s dispute with the Freud Archives, however, is of less than world historical importance Having had some exposure to the psychoanalytic community while studying depth psychology in NYC and having read Masson s book on the affair, Assault on the Truth, I found it fascinating, reading it cover to


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