Freud and Man's Soul: An Important Re-Interpretation of Freudian Theory
ISBN: 0394710363
EAN13: 9780394710365
Language: English
Pages: 132
Format: Mass Market Paperbound
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Book Overview
Has Sigmund Freud been seriously misunderstood? The author of The Uses of Enchantment argues that mistranslation has distorted Freud's work in English and led students to see a system intended to cooperate flexibly with individual needs as a set of rigid rules to be applied by external authority. This provocative argument cuts through the myths to reveal a greater, more compassoinate and also far more disturbing figure. VITAL...an eloquent attempt to reclaim Freud's reputation in America. --THE NEW YORK TIMES Lucid and provocative. --THE LOS ANGELES TIMES BOOK REVIEW
Editor Reviews
From the front Cover Argues that mistranslation has distorted Freud's work in English and led students to see a system intended to cooperate flexibly with individual needs as a set of rigid rules to be applied by external authority.