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The Resource Freud : the making of an illusion, Frederick Crews

Freud : the making of an illusion, Frederick Crews

Label
Freud : the making of an illusion
Title
Freud
Title remainder
the making of an illusion
Statement of responsibility
Frederick Crews
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • An assessment of psychoanalysis and the views of its creator reveals Sigmund Freud's blunders with patients, his misunderstandings about the psychological controversies of his time, and how he advanced his career on the appropriated findings of others
  • Since the 1970s, Sigmund Freud's scientific reputation has been in an accelerating tailspin - and for excellent reasons. Nevertheless, the idea persists that some of his proposals were visionary discoveries. In Freud: The Making of an Illusion, Frederick Crews investigates the record and reveals findings that will revolutionize our conception of the therapist, the theorist, and the human being. Drawing on rarely consulted archives, Crews shows us a man who blundered tragicomically in his dealings with patients, who never produced a corroborated cure, who promoted cocaine in one decade and was deluded by it in the next, who misunderstood the psychological controversies of the era, and who advanced his career through falsifying case histories and betraying the mentos who had helped him to rise. The contrary legend has persisted, Crews shows, thanks to Freud's self-fashioning as a master detective of the psyche and later through a campaign of censorship and obfuscation conducted by his followers. A monumental biographical study and a slashing critique, Freud: The Making of an Illusion will stand as the last word on one of the most significant and contested figures of the twentieth century. -- from dust jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Crews, Frederick C
Dewey number
150.19/52092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
BF109.F74
LC item number
C74 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2017 I-405
  • WZ 100
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Freud, Sigmund
  • Psychology
  • Psychoanalysis
Label
Freud : the making of an illusion, Frederick Crews
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 667-730) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part one: Sigmund the unready -- Between identities -- Getting by -- Forsaking all others -- Part two: The first temptation -- White magic -- A friend in need -- The wrong discoverer -- Expert judgments -- The survivor -- Exit, pursued -- Part three: Blind submission -- A French connection -- The travesty -- Attachment therapy -- In dubious battle -- Part four: Playing doctor -- Medicine man -- Tending to goldfish -- Lessons taken and applied -- Traumas on demand -- Part five: His turn to shine -- Now or never -- The founding deception -- Adjusting the record -- Narrative truth -- Arraying the neuroses -- Part six: Off the deep end -- The secret sharer -- The Freudian neuron -- Diminished capacity -- Dire therapy -- Self-seduced -- The breakthrough that wasn't -- The labyrinth of reproaches -- Part seven: Little big man -- Wishing makes it so -- Sexual healing -- The unborn avenger -- Girl trouble -- A law unto himself -- Imposing his will -- Appendix: Are we being Freudian yet?
Control code
ocn958459935
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 746 pages, 16 unnumbered pags of plates
Isbn
9781627797177
Lccn
2017000826
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40027377670
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781627797177
  • (OCoLC)958459935
Label
Freud : the making of an illusion, Frederick Crews
Publication
Copyright
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 667-730) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part one: Sigmund the unready -- Between identities -- Getting by -- Forsaking all others -- Part two: The first temptation -- White magic -- A friend in need -- The wrong discoverer -- Expert judgments -- The survivor -- Exit, pursued -- Part three: Blind submission -- A French connection -- The travesty -- Attachment therapy -- In dubious battle -- Part four: Playing doctor -- Medicine man -- Tending to goldfish -- Lessons taken and applied -- Traumas on demand -- Part five: His turn to shine -- Now or never -- The founding deception -- Adjusting the record -- Narrative truth -- Arraying the neuroses -- Part six: Off the deep end -- The secret sharer -- The Freudian neuron -- Diminished capacity -- Dire therapy -- Self-seduced -- The breakthrough that wasn't -- The labyrinth of reproaches -- Part seven: Little big man -- Wishing makes it so -- Sexual healing -- The unborn avenger -- Girl trouble -- A law unto himself -- Imposing his will -- Appendix: Are we being Freudian yet?
Control code
ocn958459935
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 746 pages, 16 unnumbered pags of plates
Isbn
9781627797177
Lccn
2017000826
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40027377670
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781627797177
  • (OCoLC)958459935

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