Psychoanalysis The Impossible Profession

Janet Malcolm

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From the author of In the Freud Archives and The Journalist and the Murderer comes an intensive look at the practice of psychoanalysis through interviews with \”Aaron Green,\” a Freudian analyst in New York City. Malcolm is accessible and lucid in describing the history of psychoanalysis and its development in the United States. It provides rare insight into the contradictory world of psychoanalytic training and treatment and a foundation for our understanding of psychiatry and mental health.

Janet Malcom has managed somehow to peer into the reticent, reclusive world of psychoanalysis and to report to us, with remarkable fidelity, what she has seen. When I began reading I thought condescendingly, ‘She will get the facts right, and everything else wrong.’ She does get the facts right, but far more pressive, she has been able to capture and convey the claustral atmosphere of the profession. Her book is journalism become art. –Joseph Andelson, The New York Times Book Review

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ISBN – 9781783784530
Publisher – Granta Books
Format – Paperback
Publication Date – 01/01/2018
Dimensions – 198mm X 129mm
Categories – Brains and Well-Being

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