Freud on Women
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Freud on Women by Elisabeth Young-Bruehl
Book DescriptionBy now, the lines of battle have become so many and so criss-crossed that it is not easy to see the original causus belli clearly. This anthology will encourage current and new generations of debaters, and discourage the circulation of simplistic versions of what Freud supposedly said about women. Chronologically arranged, this first volume to collect Freud's writing about women shows clearly how his views arose, then were refined, systematized, and revised. Certain theories stayed constant-such as the notion of universal bisexuality-while others changed. Elisabeth Young-Breuhl, in her comprehensive introduction, illuminates the theory and tracks the core elements. Each selection, based on the James Strachey translation, carries a brief commentary; and an annotated bibliography covers field developments since Freud's death. While appreciating the genius of Freud, this anthology aims not to present a point of view but to allow readers to discern for themselves the evolution of Freud's thinking.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780393308709
(213mm x 134mm x 22mm)
Imprint: WW Norton & Co
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Publish Date: 4-Feb-1993
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Elisabeth Young-Bruehl
Elisabeth Young-Breuhl is professor of letters at Wesleyan University and a member of the Gardiner Seminar in Psychiatry and the Humanities at Yale University. She is the author of highly praised biographies of Hannah Arendt and Anna Freud.
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