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Referred to as "the father of psychoanalysis," Sigmund Freud is credited with championing the "talking cure" and charting the human unconscious. Both revered and reviled, he was a brilliant innovator but also a man of troubling contradictions--sometimes tyrannical, often misrepresenting the course and outcome of his treatments to make the "facts" match his theories. Peter D. Kramer--acclaimed author, practicing psychiatrist, and a leading national authority on mental health--offers a stunning new take on this controversial figure. Kramer is at once critical and sympathetic, presenting Freud the mythmaker, the storyteller, the writer whose books will survive among the classics of our literature, and the genius who transformed the way we see ourselves.
How did psychoanalysis attain its prominent cultural position? How did it eclipse rival psychologies and psychotherapies, such that it became natural to bracket Freud with Copernicus and Darwin? Why did Freud 'triumph' to such a degree that we hardly remember his rivals? This book reconstructs the early controversies around psychoanalysis and shows that rather than demonstrating its superiority, Freud and his followers rescripted history. This legend-making was not an incidental addition to psychoanalytic theory but formed its core. Letting the primary material speak for itself, this history demonstrates the extraordinary apparatus by which this would-be science of psychoanalysis installed itself in contemporary societies. Beyond psychoanalysis, it opens up the history of the constitution of the modern psychological sciences and psychotherapies, how they furnished the ideas which we have of ourselves and how these became solidified into indisputable 'facts'.
Freud began university intending to study both medicine and philosophy. But he was ambivalent about philosophy, regarding it as metaphysical, too limited to the conscious mind, and ignorant of empirical knowledge. Yet his private correspondence and his writings on culture and history reveal that he never forsook his original philosophical ambitions. Indeed, while Freud remained firmly committed to positivist ideals, his thought was permeated with other aspects of German philosophy. Placed in dialogue with his intellectual contemporaries, Freud appears as a reluctant philosopher who failed to recognize his own metaphysical commitments, thereby crippling the defense of his theory and misrepresenting his true achievement. Recasting Freud as an inspired humanist and reconceiving psychoanalysis as a form of moral inquiry, Alfred Tauber argues that Freudianism still offers a rich approach to self-inquiry, one that reaffirms the enduring task of philosophy and many of the abiding ethical values of Western civilization.
This book is a meditation on the role of psychoanalysis within Latin literary studies. Neither a sceptic nor a true believer, Oliensis adopts a pragmatic approach to her subject, emphasizing what psychoanalytic theory has to contribute to interpretation. Drawing especially on Freud's work on dreams and slips, she spotlights textual phenomena that cannot be securely anchored in any intention or psyche but that nevertheless, or for that very reason, seem fraught with meaning; the 'textual unconscious' is her name for the indefinite place from which these phenomena erupt, or which they retroactively constitute, as a kind of 'unconsciousness-effect'. The discussion is organized around three key topics in psychoanalysis - mourning, motherhood, and the origins of sexual difference - and takes the poetry of Catullus, Virgil, and Ovid as its point of reference. A brief afterword considers Freud's own witting and unwitting engagement with the idea of Rome.
There is a degree of bliss too intense for elation.This little-known novella from one of the masters of the form is so unusual for Joseph Conrad's work in several respects, although not in its exotic maritime setting or its even more exotic prose--it is unusual in that it is one of his very few works to feature a woman as a leading character, and to take the form of a romance.Still, it's a Conradian romance: a sweeping saga set in the Indian Ocean basin, against a turbulent background of barely suppressed hostilities between Dutch and British merchant navies, told by one of Conrad's classically detached narrators. In the end, the unique perspective of the sharply etched character of Freya is one of Conrad's most piercing studies of how the lust for power can drive men to greatness--or its opposite. The Art of The Novella Series Too short to be a novel, too long to be a short story, the novella is generally unrecognized by academics and publishers. Nonetheless, it is a form beloved and practiced by literature's greatest writers. In the Art Of The Novella series, Melville House celebrates this renegade art form and its practitioners with titles that are, in many instances, presented in book form for the first time.
A compulsively readable account of the most mysterious manuscript in the world, one that has stumped the world's greatest scholars and codebreakers. The Voynich Manuscript, a mysterious tome discovered in 1912 by the English book dealer Wilfrid Michael Voynich, has puzzled scholars for a century. A small six inches by nine inches, but over two hundred pages long, with odd illustrations of plants, astrological diagrams, and naked women, it is written in so indecipherable a language and contains so complicated a code that mathematicians, book collectors, linguists, and historians alike have yet to solve the mysteries contained within. However, in The Friar and the Cipher, the acclaimed bibliophiles and historians Lawrence and Nancy Goldstone describe, in fascinating detail, the theory that Roger Bacon, the noted thirteenth-century, pre-Copernican astronomer, was its author and that the perplexing alphabet was written in his hand. Along the way, they explain the many proposed solutions that scholars have put forth and the myriad attempts at labeling the manuscript's content, from Latin or Greek shorthand to Arabic numerals to ancient Ukrainian to a recipe for the elixir of life to good old-fashioned gibberish. As we journey across centuries, languages, and countries, we meet a cast of impassioned characters and case-crackers, including, of course, Bacon, whose own personal scientific contributions, Voynich author or not, were literally and figuratively astronomical. The Friar and the Cipher is a wonderfully entertaining and historically wide-ranging book that is one part The Code Book, one part Possession, and one part The Da Vinci Code--and will appeal to bibliophiles and laypeople alike.
Sarah Jessup is supposed to be taking some R & R. A former hacker, she's now legit as a member of the crack HotWires team, investigating computer crime on Uncle Sam's dime. Taking her first real vacation in years means leaving the laptop--and handcuffs--at home. Or so she thinks.After one too many run-ins with sexy Logan Sullivan at the beach, Sarah is ready to indulge in a fling. Until she accidentally discovers he's a renegade cop on leave working a cold case--one involving an Internet sex scandal. Is Logan just using their relationship for cover? And how's he going to react when Sarah pulls out her own police badge?
Her name is Marjorie Baldwin--or that's what most of her friends and all of her family think. Her real name is Friday, and she isn't your everyday human, she is an Artificial Person, a person created through in vitro fertilization and raised in a creche with a lot of other children just like her. Since Artificial Persons have less status than a good machine, she must make her living where and how she can.
"Time to get back to normal, whatever that is!" Juli Scott sighs thankfully as she and her best friend Shannon Riley head for vacation in beautiful British Columbia. Dave Gilmore, Ted Hilton, and the teens' parents are also along as the ferry boat chugs its way up the spectacular Inside Passage. But "normal" soon turns to chaos when an old enemy appears on their boat, then mysteriously disappears. A baffling coincidence--or a sinister plan? Juli and Dave must scramble to find out before innocent lives are destroyed!
School Slaughter At 8 a. m. on Wednesday October 11997 nerdy overweight outcast Luke Woodham16 entered his Pearl Mississippi high school to settle some scores. Armed with a . 30-30 hunting rifle he opened fire and then calmly walked out of the school door leaving two teenage girls dead and another seven students seriously wounded. Police soon discovered that Woodham's 11-minute rampage had actually begun hours before at home where they found his mother Mary Anne brutally beaten with a baseball bat and then stabbed to death. Evil CultLuke Woodham may have been the assassin but behind his horrifying act lay the shadowy hand of a twisted mastermind. Grant Boyette18 Bible student-turned-Hitler-lover and devil-worshipper was a diabolical Pied Piper who used a fantasy role-playing game to program six high school students with hate Satanism and animal torture. "Murder Is Gutsy And Daring. "Those were the chilling words of Luke Woodham now serving three consecutive life sentences. The horror he unleashed serves as a disturbing reminder of today's shocking epidemic of high school shootings and that the one place America's kids are supposed to be safe has become the most dangerous place of all. 16 Pages Of Shocking Photos!
Rising star Cassie Mae introduces New Adult readers to a practical soon-to-be college freshman who seems to have everything--until a special guy shows her what she's been missing. In the wealthy town of Sundale, Kelli Pinkins has hatched the perfect plan to capitalize on her sweet reputation. For a generous fee, she will be every trust-fund baby's dream: a Friday-night alibi, the "girlfriend" or "BFF" that parents dream about. With college approaching in the fall, Kelli's services are in demand more than ever, which means that her social life is nonexistent. But Kelli is A-okay with that. She's raking in cash for school. Besides, relationships are tricky, and sometimes very messy. She'd rather be at home on Xbox LIVE, anyway. Then the unexpected happens: She meets college stud Chase Maroney. Chase isn't like the preppy, privileged guys Kelli usually meets in Sundale. For starters, he's twentysomething, always wears black, and he shoots back one-liners as fast as she can dish them out. But Kelli's attempts to drive Chase away falter when she realizes that he treats her like he really knows her, like he cares about knowing her. When Kelli finally gives in to the delicious kiss she's been fighting for so long, she faces a tough decision: make Chase a real-life boyfriend and risk her heart . . . or keep her clients and lose her first true love.Advance praise for Friday Night Alibi "Totally entertaining with as many swoon-worthy moments as hilarious ones, Friday Night Alibi is a must-read."--Jolene Perry, co-author of Out of Play "A fun, funny, and fantastic story, this is one you will read in a day, and pick up to re-read again the next."--Kelley Lynn, author of Fraction of Stone "I loved this book. Chase had me right away, from his first smart-ass comment. He's got a sharp wit that I adore but is also sweet and caring . . . definitely one of my favorite book boys!"--Rachel Schieffelbein, author of Secondary Characters "Cassie Mae is a fabulous author who tugs on your heart strings as if she owns them. I will never be able to eat an orange again without thinking about Chase. Loved everything about this book!"--Jade Hart, author of Coffee and Cockpits "Cassie Mae has a knack for developing characters who have you wanting to climb into the pages and become part of their world. Kelli is full of spunk and everything you want in a female lead. And Chase . . . well, he's mine, ladies. Sorry, but I saw him first. Friday Night Alibi is fearlessly hilarious and will have you hanging on to every word until the very end. Then you'll want to flip right back to the beginning and start all over. You definitely will want to put this at the top of your to-be-read pile."--Theresa Paolo, author of (Never) Again
Hodges the elephant runs a cafe with the help of a crazy duck. One night, despite the sign outside that reads No Tigers, Please, three menacing tigers walk in - and they're hungry!
Once a week, an eclectic group of women comes together at a New York City yarn shop to work on their latest projects and share the stories of their lives...
Meet the Ballplayers -- a fearless five with a passion for sports, hanging with friends, and life on Broadway Avenue.... I'm Molly. My friends say I'm like a bull in a china shop when I play soprts. But my bruised knees and elbows never hurt when we win. Penny's my name. Sometimes people call me Big Time or Sweet P because of my smooth moves...and when we lose, I take all the blame. I'm Rosie. I don't really talk much. My coach doesn't like that I'm the only girl on the baseball team. I can't wait to strike him out. Don't let my friends fool ya. I'm Wil, the best and brightest Ballplayer of this bunch. Now can somebody please tell my coach to put me in the game? I'm Angel, the oldest Ballplayer. With my foot injuries and problems between my parents, the Ballplayers help get me through the tough times. As the new summer basketball league kicks off, these five freinds team up to form the Broadway Ballplayers. But Molly and the others run into some serious competition both on and off the court. Can they bring the championship home to Broadway Avenue?
A rousing toast should welcome the advent of Rabbi David Small, whose Talmudic training makes him a master of detectival disputation.
"A lightsome, brightsome comedy. " -Kirkus Reviews "Nimble, light-hearted chronicle of high London society in the time of the Regency. " -The New Yorker Georgette Heyer's sparkling romances have charmed and delighted millions of readers. Her characters brilliantly illuminate one of the most exciting and fascinating eras of English history-when drawing rooms sparkled with well-dressed nobility and romantic intrigues ruled the day. Heyer's heroines are smart and independent; her heroes are dashing noblemen who know how to handle a horse, fight a duel, or address a lady. And her sense of humor is legendary. When the incomparable Miss Milbourne spurns the impetuous Lord Sherington's marriage proposal (she laughs at him-laughs!) he vows to marry the next female he encounters, who happens to be the young, penniless Miss Hero Wantage, who has adored him all her life. Whisking her off to London, Sherry discovers there is no end to The scrapes his young, green bride can get into, and she discovers the excitement and glamorous social scene of the ton. Not until a deep misunderstanding erupts and Sherry almost loses his bride, does he plumb the depths of his own heart, and surprises himself with the love he finds there. "Reading Georgette Heyer is the next best thing to reading Jane Austen. " -Publishers Weekly Georgette Heyer (1902-1974) wrote over fifty novels, including Regency romances, mysteries, and historical fiction. She was known as the Queen of Regency romance, and was legendary for her research, historical accuracy, and her extraordinary plots and characterizations.
Poems for different seasons and ages.
This book rejects the commonly encountered perception of Friedrich Engels as perpetuator of a "tragic deception" of Marx, and the equally persistent body of opinion treating him as "his master's voice". Engels's claim to recognition is reinforced by an exceptional contribution in the 1840s to the very foundations of the Marxian enterprise, a contribution entailing not only the "vision" but some of the building blocks in the working out of that vision. Subsequently, he proved himself to be a sophisticated interpreter of the doctrine of historical materialism and an important contributor in his own right. This volume serves as a companion to Samuel Hollander's The Economics of Karl Marx (Cambridge University Press, 2008).
Like a billion people on earth, aspiring actress Piper Donovan is a fervent Facebook follower. But what she doesn't know is that a "friend" is following her. Possibly . . . stalking. A fan who starts by using the same beauty salon eventually comes closer--much closer--in this chilling short story.
Perfect for middle-grade readers ages 8-12, this collection of twelve short fiction stories highlight different aspects of the ups and downs of friendship and how a group of friends confront and resolve their problems and misunderstandings through faith and good humor. Following each story are reflection and discussion questions.
Betrayed ... Andy Jenkins and Neil Freemount have been best friends for years. They hang out together, double-date, and help each other math their homework. But bully Charlie Cashman sets out to make life miserable for Andy, just because Andy is black. First Andy finds trash in his locker. Then his girlfriend is taunted, and he is pushed around in the school parking lot. Neil wants to help his best friend, but suddenly Andy turns against him, and Neil doesn't know why. The two boys are about to face the greatest challenge of their lives. Can their friendship survive the test?
After rescuing her younger brother abandoned at a busy airport by their divorced father, fifteen-year-old Lily finds her faith in God sorely tested as she struggles to rescue herself from the bitterness and anger she feels.
When Minerva Louise, a curious chicken, mistakes a baby crib for a rabbit hutch, she searches for the rabbit and in the process discovers new additions around the house.
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