Mikita Brottman


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in The United Kingdom
October 30, 1966

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Mikita Brottman (born 30 October 1966) is a British scholar, psychoanalyst, author and cultural critic known for her psychological readings of the dark and pathological elements of contemporary culture. She received a D.Phil in English Language and Literature from Oxford University, was a Visiting Professor of Comparative Literature at Indiana University, and was Chair of the program in Engaged Humanities with an emphasis in Depth Psychology at the Pacifica Graduate Institute from 2008 to 2010. She currently teaches at the Maryland Institute College of Art. Brottman's articles and case studies have appeared in Film Quarterly, The American Journal of Psychoanalysis, New Literary History, and American Imago. She has written influentially on h ...more

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The Maximum Security Book C...

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An Unexplained Death: The T...

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The Solitary Vice: Against ...

3.36 avg rating — 329 ratings — published 2008 — 7 editions
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The Great Grisby: Two Thous...

3.88 avg rating — 93 ratings — published 2014 — 6 editions
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Meat Is Murder!: New Editio...

3.78 avg rating — 49 ratings — published 1998 — 2 editions
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Hyena

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Car Crash Culture

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Thirteen Girls

4.14 avg rating — 28 ratings — published 2012 — 3 editions
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Hollywood Hex: An Illustrat...

3.52 avg rating — 31 ratings — published 1999
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Offensive Films

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“Should he give free reign to his desires, the bibliomaniac can ruin his life along with the lives of his loved ones. He'll often take better care of his books than of his own health; he'll spend more on fiction than he does on food; he'll be more interested in his library than in his relationships, and, since few people are prepared to live in a place where every available surface is covered with piles of books, he'll often find himself alone, perhaps in the company of a neglected and malnourished cat. When he dies, all but forgotten, his body might fester for days before a curious neighbor grows concerned about the smell.”
Mikita Brottman

“To be invisible is to be free.”
Mikita Brottman, An Unexplained Death: The True Story of a Body at the Belvedere

“Es relativamente fácil adquirir el hábito de la lectura; es mucho más difícil llegar a ser un lector exigente y con criterio.”
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