In The Freud Archives

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Janet Malcolm provides an account of a scandal in the staid world of New York psychoanalysis, including details of the lawsuit brought against her and her publishers following the publication of the original edition of this book.

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Who will inherit the secrets of Sigmund Freud? Who will protect his reputation? Who may destroy it? Janet Malcolm’s investigation into the personalities who clash over Freud’s legacy has become a celebrated story of seduction and betrayal, love and hatred, fantasy and reality. It is both a comedy and a tragedy. Malcolm’s cast of characters includes K. R. Eissler, a venerable psychoanalyst and keeper of the Freud flame; Jeffrey Mason, a flamboyant Sanskrit scholar and virulent anti-Freudian; and Peter Swales, a former assistant to the Rolling Stones and indefatigable researcher. Each of them thinks they know the truth about Freud, and each needs the help of the other. Malcolm endeavours to untangle the causes of their rivalry and soured friendships, while the flaws and mysteries of Freud’s early work tower in the background.

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Weight 0.138 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 1.1 cm
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Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

xx, 169

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

150.1952 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K