Books similar to Psychoanalysis: The Impossible Profession

Psychoanalysis: The Impossible Profession
Through an intensive study of "Aaron Green, " a Freudian analyst in New York City, New Yorker writer Janet Malcolm reveals the inner workings of psychoanalysis.
Rate it:
Goodreads members who liked this book also liked:
The Culture of Narcissism: American Life in An Age of Diminishing Expectations
When The Culture of Narcissism was first published in 1979, Christopher Lasch was hailed as a “biblical prophet” (Time). Lasch’s identification of narcissism as not only an individual ailment but also…
Rate it:
Strangers to Ourselves: Unsettled Minds and the Stories That Make Us
In Strangers to Ourselves, a powerful and gripping debut, Rachel Aviv raises fundamental questions about how we understand ourselves in periods of crisis and distress. Drawing on deep, original report…
Rate it:
4.15 avg. rating
· 6581 Ratings
From the acclaimed and bestselling author of The Idiot, the continuation of beloved protagonist Selin's quest for self-knowledge, as she travels abroad and tests the limits of her newfound adulthoo…
Rate it:
The Sovereignty of Good
4.02 avg. rating
· 628 Ratings
Iris Murdoch once observed: 'philosophy is often a matter of finding occasions on which to say the obvious'. What was obvious to Murdoch, and to all those who read her work, is that Good transcends ev…
Rate it:
The Netanyahus
3.84 avg. rating
· 3772 Ratings
Corbin College, not-quite-upstate New York, winter 1959-1960: Ruben Blum, a Jewish historian - but not an historian of the Jews - is coopted onto a hiring committee to review the application of an exi…
Rate it:
Bad Behavior
3.91 avg. rating
· 8103 Ratings
Fierce, raw tales of love and sex and obsession--not since Ethan Canin's Emperor of the Air has there been such excitement surrounding a debut short-story collection.

Daisy's valentine --
A romantic we…
Rate it:
The Immortal King Rao
3.65 avg. rating
· 896 Ratings
In an Indian village in the 1950s, a precocious child is born into a family of Dalit coconut farmers. King Rao will grow up to be the most accomplished tech CEO in the world and, eventually, the leade…
Rate it:
Time of the Magicians: Wittgenstein, Benjamin, Cassirer, Heidegger, and the Decade That Reinvented Philosophy
A grand narrative of the intertwining lives of Walter Benjamin, Martin Heidegger, Ludwig Wittgenstein, and Ernst Cassirer, major philosophers whose ideas shaped the twentieth century

The year is 19…
Rate it:
The Novelist
3.65 avg. rating
· 562 Ratings
Brisk and shockingly witty, exuberantly scatological as well as deeply wise, The Novelist is a delight. Jordan Castro is a rare new talent: an author highly attuned to the traditions he is working …
Rate it:
3.22 avg. rating
· 1338 Ratings
In her first novel since The Quick and the Dead (nominated for the Pulitzer Prize), the legendary writer takes us into an uncertain landscape after an environmental apo…
Rate it:
Fever Dream
3.65 avg. rating
· 17069 Ratings
Experience the blazing, surreal sensation of a fever dream…

A young woman named Amanda lies dying in a rural hospital clinic. A boy named David sits beside her. She’s not his mother. He’s not her child…
Rate it:
Cassandra at the Wedding
3.94 avg. rating
· 2694 Ratings
Cassandra Edwards is a graduate student at Berkeley: gay, brilliant, nerve-wracked, miserable. At the beginning of this novel, she drives back to her family ranch in the foothills of the Sierras to at…
Rate it:
How Should a Person Be?
3.32 avg. rating
· 10707 Ratings
From the internationally acclaimed author of The Middle Stories and Ticknor comes a bold interrogation into the possibility of a beautiful life. How Should a Person Be? is a novel of many identities: …
Rate it:
The Life of the Mind
4.26 avg. rating
· 1178 Ratings
The author’s final work, presented in a one-volume edition, is a rich, challenging analysis of man’s mental activity, considered in terms of thinking, willing, and judging.
Rate it:
4.06 avg. rating
· 31772 Ratings
Maurice is heartbroken over unrequited love, which opened his heart and mind to his own sexual identity. In order to be true to himself, he goes against the grain of society’s often unspoken rules of …
Rate it:
Freud: A Very Short Introduction
3.69 avg. rating
· 1051 Ratings
Sigmund Freud, the founder of psychoanalysis, developed a totally new way of looking at human nature. Only now, with the hindsight of the half-century since his death, can we assess his true legacy to…
Rate it:
The Sea, the Sea
3.94 avg. rating
· 15482 Ratings
Charles Arrowby, leading light of England's theatrical set, retires from glittering London to an isolated home by the sea. He plans to write a memoir about his great love affair with Clement Makin, hi…
Rate it:
Animal Joy: A Book of Laughter and Resuscitation
An invigorating, continuously surprising book about the serious nature of laughter.

Laughter shakes us out of our deadness. An outburst of spontaneous laughter is an eruption from the unconscious that,…
Rate it:
My Phantoms
3.95 avg. rating
· 1258 Ratings
Bridget's mother is dying. An extrovert with few friends who has sought intimacy in the wrong places; a twice-divorced mother-of-two now living alone surrounded by her memories, Helen (known to her ac…
Rate it:
The Descent of Man
4.03 avg. rating
· 5255 Ratings
Grayson Perry has been thinking about masculinity - what it is, how it operates, why little boys are thought to be made of slugs and snails - since he was a boy. Now, in this funny and necessary book,…
Rate it:
When We Cease to Understand the World
A fast-paced, mind-expanding literary work about scientific discovery, ethics and the unsettled distinction between genius and madness.

Albert Einstein opens a letter sent to him from the Eastern Front…
Rate it:
Hawk Mountain
3.76 avg. rating
· 892 Ratings
An English teacher is gaslit by his charismatic high school bully in this tense story of deception, manipulation, and murder.

Single father Todd is relaxing at the beach with his son, Anthony, when he…
Rate it:
Breaking and Entering
4.09 avg. rating
· 630 Ratings
A book about violence and redemption, Joy Williams' new fiction tells the story of two drifters who break into Florida vacation homes while their owners are away, live there a while, then move on.
Rate it:
Virology: Essays for the Living, the Dead, and the Small Things in Between
Invisible in the food we eat, the people we kiss, and inside our own bodies, viruses flourish—with the power to shape not only our health, but our social, political, and economic systems. Drawing on h…
Rate it:
Checkout 19
3.48 avg. rating
· 1108 Ratings
The adventures of a young woman discovering her own genius, through the people she meets--and dreams up--along the way.

In a working-class town in a county west of London, a schoolgirl scribbles storie…
Rate it:
Team Human
3.83 avg. rating
· 883 Ratings
Team Human is a manifesto—a fiery distillation of preeminent digital theorist Douglas Rushkoff’s most urgent thoughts on civilization and human nature. In one hundred lean and incisive statements, he …
Rate it:
Glitch Feminism
3.85 avg. rating
· 1303 Ratings
Simone de Beauvoir said “One is not born, but rather becomes, a woman.” The glitch announces: One is not born, but rather becomes, a body.

The divide between the digital and the real world no longer ex…
Rate it:
3.49 avg. rating
· 5017 Ratings
Selected for the inaugural Fence Modern Prize in Prose by Rivka Galchen.

Salem, Massachusetts, 1851: McGlue is in the hold, still too drunk to be sure of name or situation or orientation—he may have ki…
Rate it:
Leave Only Footprints: My Acadia-to-Zion Journey Through Every National Park
From the Emmy-winning CBS Sunday Morning correspondent, an entertaining chronicle of his year spent traveling to every one of our National Parks, including his experiences with some of the most beauti…
Rate it:
The Employees
3.79 avg. rating
· 3259 Ratings
A workplace novel of the 22nd century

The near-distant future. Millions of kilometres from Earth.

The crew of the Six-Thousand ship consists of those who were born, and those who were created. Those who…
Rate it: