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Freud: In His Time and Ours (Hardback)
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Freud: In His Time and Ours (Hardback)

(author), (translator)
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Hardback 530 Pages / Published: 01/11/2016
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Elisabeth Roudinesco's bold reinterpretation of Sigmund Freud is a biography for the twenty-first century a sympathetic yet impartial appraisal of a genius admired but misunderstood in his time and ours. Alert to tensions in his character and thought, she views Freud less as a scientific thinker than as an interpreter of civilization and culture.

Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674659568
Number of pages: 530
Weight: 953 g
Dimensions: 156 x 235 x 41 mm


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What makes Freud: In His Time And Ours...such a captivating read, is the author's ability to explain what are often complex, deeply-layered, and dark taboo subjects, into a language that is easily understood...[A] brilliant biography.--J. P. O'Mallery"Irish Examiner" (10/08/2016)
Do we think we know all there is to know about Freud? Not even close. lisabeth Roudinesco's book is full of fresh facts about Freud's life and potent interpretation of his work. A sparkling and highly original intellectual biography.--Mark Edmundson, author of The Death of Sigmund Freud: The Legacy of His Last Days
lisabeth Roudinesco's new biography, Freud: In His Time and Ours, is a welcome reminder of Freud's considerable influence on 20th-century intellectual life. More important, she puts center stage Freud's complex brand of rationalism and the full scope of his achievements, which went far beyond offering a cure for individuals. In particular, Roudinesco captures Freud's recognition of the insurmountable ways in which our irrational desires and longings shape who we are and how we act. This correction is needed not only to give us a more accurate sense of Freud's innovations, but also to contrast it against today's more complacent assumptions about human rationality. Despite what economists and psychologists and political scientists insist, the rational self is not always master in its own house--whether in individual life or in collective experience...Roudinesco recounts Freud's life and the development of his thought with great flair.--Samuel Moyn"The Nation" (11/02/2016)
[A] compelling biography...Forget the science: Roudinesco presents a brilliant cultural commentator, a man who married Romanticism and science in a way attractive to the belle poque. In fact, the biographer anchors Freud to his time and place in a way he himself--for all his focus on 'civilization and its discontents'--never managed.--Brian Bethune"Maclean's" (12/03/2016)

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