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Freud: Darkness in the Midst of Vision

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Advance Praise for Louis Breger's FREUD
"Louis Breger's rich and readable study of Freud offers a thoughtfully complex account of a great but flawed man. Everyone with an interest in psychoanalysis and the psychoanalytic movement will enjoy exploring, grappling with, arguing about, and learning from this absolutely fascinating book."-JUDITH VIORST, AUTHOR,
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Paperback, 480 pages
Published September 19th 2001 by John Wiley & Sons (first published September 8th 2000)
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Dec 22, 2013 Isil rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition

Irvin Yalom'u (Nietszche Ağladığında) ve Rilke'yi okumam; hemen öncesinde ise tarih okuyup belgeseller izlememle başladı bu ilgi..
Bu koskoca ve ağır gramajlı kitabın pek de objektif yazılmamış olduğunu söyleyerek başlamam doğru mu bilmiyorum ama nihayetinde insan elinden çıkmış hangi kitap hangi yazı hangi film objektif olabilir ki? Önemli olan hayatta eleştirel ve şüpheci bakış açısından sapmamak.. Her görünene inanmamak..

Belli ki Louis Breger bir şekild
Dec 01, 2016 Ben rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
From the outset, the psychoanalytic movement that grew up around Freud was a group with unique features. While it had some things in common with other scientific and intellectual endeavors, it was distinguished by the play of powerful personal forces. This was a time in European history when old societal ties were waning; Freud’s early adherents did not find answers to life’s larger questions in religion. While science and medicine offered professional and career gratifications, the deeper yearn ...more
Mar 25, 2008 Jacqueline rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Although this book took me a painfully long time to read, I really liked it and I found it very interesting. When I picked it up from the library, I didn't think I would actually read through the whole book. I only borrowed it so that I could use it for my revolutionary research paper. But as I learned more about Freud from Internet sources and certain pages of the book (that I found using the index), I really got interested and decided to read the book--cover to cover. Louis Breger's
Breger iyi bir iş çıkarmış. Freud'ü tüm yönleriyle yansıtmayı başarmış, temaların altını çizmiş vs, kendisi de psikanalist olduğundan yorumları da klasik biyografi yazarlarından biraz daha farklı oluyor haliyle. Tek eleştireceğim nokta Breger'in Freud 'a olan nefretinin kitabın içine işlemesi. Açıkçası Freud'u severim, hayranlık duyduğum insanlardan biridir ama tapınacak kadar da müridi değilim; buna rağmen Breger'in kimi cümleleri beni çok rahatsız etti. Yine de Dostoyevski kitabını okumak iste ...more
Dec 02, 2007 mark rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: the curious
This an excellent account of Freud and his life. it is well documented and reads nearly like a novel. I don't agree with all of Breger's conclusions and analysis of Freud's motives; but that doesn't detract from my liking of the work. it is an authoritative and informative reconning.
My biggest complaint is Bregen's failure to diagnose. (Bregen is a prominent Professor and Psychoanalysist.) Freud, it appears to me, had a classic Narcissitic Personality Disorder. To not engage in the discussion of
May 22, 2015 Leah rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Breger is a psychoanalyst, not a historian, and this book reflects that. While Breger is good about capturing the political dynamics of the early psychoanalytic movement, and is insightful about analytic practice, this book cannot double as an intellectual history (to be fair, he calls it 'an analytical biography'). Nonetheless this book is worth reading alongside a more historical take, such as Peter Gay's "Freud"
Dec 08, 2012 Leanne rated it liked it
An interesting look at an interesting life. This book was insightful and a fairly good read. It is exceptionally long and extremely thorough and looks at every single detail of Freud's life. It was a little to heavy for me but nonetheless enjoyable.
Sep 15, 2014 Baris rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Freud'un hayatında yönelik çok kapsamlı, üzerine çalışılmış bir biyografi. Zaman zaman bilişsel psikolojiye biraz fazla meyletse de psikanalizin tarihine ilgi duyanlar için şiddetle önerilir.
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