..".extraordinarily impressive....Rather than 'psychoanalyze' Freud, Newton applies a sophisticated contemporary model for understanding personality continuity and change in the adult years to the founder of psychoanalysis himself. The result is a remarkable resonance between the theory and Freud's life." --Dan P. McAdams, " Journal of Adult Development"
..".a book of great importance. In this volume Newton offers a penetrating reexamination of the origins of psychoanalysis as it took shape in the course of a series of adult developmental periods and transitions between periods of Freud's life. Newton's 'theory of lives' approach to biography provides an important lens through which to explore the data emerging from Freud's correspondences, a good deal of which has only recently become available for study. Thought-provoking critiques of the conventional wisdom regarding the meaning of a number of significant turning points in Freud's life are offered. In addition Newton presents convincing discussions of the relationship of these developmental 'crises' to Freud's major contributions to psychoanalysis. Newton's very fine biography of Freud represents a major new step in our understanding of the origins of psychoanalysis." --Thomas H. Ogden, M.D., Supervising and Training Analyst, Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California
"Peter Newton's excellent intellectual biography of Freud's early-to-middle years captures the dramatic movement of a life, and the gradually deepening illumination of character that one ordinarily might look for in a novel. These qualities make his study of Freud sympathetic, original, and particularly engaging. It will be valuable to anyone interested in the man who determined much that we think about ourselves, as well as a good deal about how we think; but it should be said that in the tone and organization and choice of scenes from Freud's life, Newton has written a book with a life of its own." --Leonard Michaels, University
Using revelations gained from recently published correspondence, this provocative biography sheds new light on current debates about Sigmund Freud's theories. The book demonstrates how giving up the seduction theory - that all neurosis results from the molestation of small children by their fathers - swept Freud into a mid-life crisis out of which he eventually fought his way through to the discovery of psychoanalysis. Examining the newly released, highly personal letters between Freud and his boyhood friend, Eduard Silberstein, along with the letters of his 20s to his fiancee, Martha Bernays, and those to the confidant during his mid-life transition, Wilhelm Fliess, this volume provides valuable insight into Freud's development - both as a man and as a thinker. Peter M. Newton captures the drama of Freud's first love and heartbreak, the defiant and complicated ambitions of Freud's later adolescence, and the historic creative accomplishment and personal reward of his mid-life transition. A breakthrough study of developmental crisis and triumph, this volume will be welcomed by anyone who wishes to better understand one of the world's most important and influential thinkers. Freud: From Youthful Dream to Mid-Life Crisis also serves as a valuable text for undergraduate and graduate courses in human development, adult development, psychopathology, and personality, as well as courses on Freud and on developments in psychoanalytic institutes.
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Descripción The Guilford Press, 1994. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería 089862293X
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