Freud: Darkness in the Midst of Vision
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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 5th 2001 by John Wiley & Sons (first published September 8th 2000)
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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...more
Mar 26, 2014 mark rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  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...more
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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.
Wendy Armïjo
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