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Soul Murder: The Effects of Childhood Abuse and Deprivation

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To abuse or neglect a child, to deprive the child of his or her own identity and ability to experience joy in life, is to commit soul murder. Soul murder is the perpetration of brutal or subtle acts against children that result in their emotional bondage to the abuser and, finally, in their psychic and spiritual annihilation. In this compelling, disturbing, and superbly re ...more
Paperback, 352 pages
Published March 20th 1991 by Ballantine Books (first published 1989)
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Steven
Feb 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
A work of empathetic genius. Describes what Joseph Conrad called in another context "The horror". This heart of darkness is as bad as it gets
Marge
Jan 30, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Sobering and beautifully written exploration of the life-long effects of child abuse and neglect. I was especially interested in the chapters on literature, particularly in the one on Little Dorritt, which I recently read.
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Jan 11, 2015 rated it liked it
I'm too dumb for this book, or I'm still just really tone deaf about psychoanalysis still. I thought reading about authors would be a good way to help connect me to analysis but found myself skimming through the endless prose. Ugh.
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Feb 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I have an affinity for strong Jewish thinkers. Fraudian to the hilt, and scientifically sound. Shengold is a great in my book. A modern Fraud!
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