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Black Ship to Hell

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Paperback, 492 pages
Published September 12th 2007 by Kessinger Publishing (first published 1962)
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Steve Morrison
This was one of those books for me where I found myself vehemently disagreeing page by page for much of the time. But I kept reading nonetheless and found it compelling due to Brophy's engaging, erudite, witty voice. This is a very full book, and worth rereading, crammed with myriads of references from mythology to psychoanalysis to Mozart to Sade to Leopold and Loeb. And I love this crazy genre of psychoanalytic cultural history. Erich Neumann's Origins and History of Consciousness, and The Gre ...more
Nathan "N.R." Gaddis
So I picked thus up for one US dollar thinking it was a novel. Rather, it is an outdated Freudian (if you think that adjective is redundant, then you shouldn't be reading this) study of the propensity of being-human towards violence and self-destruction. Blah blah.

The title is from The Odyssey.

Nuegut of Wisdom :: Whether you be atheist or theist, if your theology rotates like as if you had a nail through your foot into the oak floorboards around HELL then you're probably off your rocker.

But I
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Dan's Obsessions
This is a very full book, and worth rereading, crammed with myriads of references from mythology to psychoanalysis to Mozart to Sade to Leopold and Loeb. And I love this crazy genre of psychoanalytic cultural history. Erich Neumann's Origins and History of Consciousness, and The Great Mother are also in this genre, if it can be called that. Maybe Frazer's The Golden Bough, though that's a little earlier. Those 20th century Freudian scholars really had their act together and make for fascinating ...more
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Brigid Antonia Brophy, Lady Levey (12 June 1929, in Ealing, Middlesex, England – 7 August 1995, in Louth, Lincolnshire, England) was an English novelist, essayist, critic, biographer, and dramatist. In the Dictionary of Literary Biography: British Novelists since 1960, S. J. Newman described her as "one of the oddest, most brilliant, and most enduring of [the] 1960s symptoms."

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