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Just Released! Hide and Seek/Hidden and Found: In Search of a Balanced Life: Memoirs, Stories, and Essays by Howard L. Schwartz

Posted July 14th, 2017 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Books

Click Here to Purchase:  Hide and Seek/Hidden and Found: In Search of a Balanced Life: Memoirs, Stories,and Essays by Howard L. Schwartz on IPBooks.net

Excerpt from Book Review:

Hide and Seek/Hidden and Found is above all an exercise in self-analysis. Schwartz favors honesty over accuracy, feelings over facts in the way he tells his stories. His memoirs are therefore based on “screen memories,” a term from psychoanalysis that speaks to memories that may or may not be based on actual events but on images of the past, remembered or perhaps formed in the present from past feelings, in which old desires and conflicts may be better understood and perhaps resolved.

. . .  the book that provide glimpses Schwartz’s life, from his tender years in the heavily Jewish Weequahic section of Newark, New Jersey (familiar to fans of Philip Roth’s novels) . . . to his stint as a Navy psychiatrist during the Vietnam war, moonlighting to earn enough income and conflicted about his duties as a Reservist versus his wish to best serve his shell-shocked patients . . . to his regret in not admitting to a beloved teenaged granddaughter begging for special recognition that, at least in the moment, she was indeed his favorite. His memories are vivid, evocative of a more innocent era, sometimes sexy and often heart-rending. However there is also much to admire in the threads of self-analysis that weave throughout the book, whether Schwartz is dissecting Tolstoy or paying homage to The Catcher in the Rye, invoking mythology or creating fictional characters like the brothers Kenny and Benny (representative of the relationship young Howard wished he had had with his younger brother), revealing his ambivalence about his mother or his passion for his wife.

In sum, Hide and Seek/Hidden and Found is a unique self-festschrift to a life well-lived.

“I don’t feel good about any of this,” admits Schwartz in his candid confessional about his relationship with his brother, “except for my ability to be honest with myself.” As a patient or analysand, this is all anyone can hope for. As readers looking into Schwartz’s life story and self-analysis, we can feel good about his honesty, insights and mastery of language as well.

Click Here to Read The Full Review:  by Carol L. Skolnick:  Hide and Seek/Hidden and Found: In Search of a Balanced Life: Memoirs, Stories,and Essays by Howard L. Schwartz.

 

 

 

Just Released! Psychoanalysis: Perspectives on Thought Collectives by Arnold D. Richards

Posted July 14th, 2017 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Books

There will be a book launch for Arnold Richards’s book Psychoanalysis: Perspectives on Thought Collectives: Selected Papers Volume 2 at the IPA Congress in room on Quebracho B on July 28th at 4 pm.

Click Here to Purchase:  Perspectives on Thought Collectives by Arnold D. Richards on IPBooks.net`

President Trump’s first six months

Posted July 20th, 2017 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: General News

Click Here to Read and View: President Trump’s first six months: The fact-check tally By Glenn Kessler, Michelle Ye Hee Lee and Meg Kelly in the Washington Post on July 20, 2017.

Six months into President Trump’s term, he has made 836 misleading claims, averaging 4.6 per day. (Video: Meg Kelly/Photo: Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post)

Albert Einstein’s life, or parts of it, in the first season of National Geographic’s Genius

Posted July 20th, 2017 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Science News

Click Here to Read:  Albert Einstein’s life, or parts of it, in the first season of National Geographic’s Genius By Bryan Dyne on the World Socialist Web Site on July 20, 2017.

NEA, NEH, and Smithsonian Would Lose Millions in Funding in House Appropriations Committee Bill

Posted July 20th, 2017 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Art, General News

Click Here to Read: NEA, NEH, and Smithsonian Would Lose Millions in Funding in House Appropriations Committee Bill
The Committee’s Interior and Environment Appropriations bill now goes before the Senate, where a final federal budget for 2018 will be hammered out in the coming months by Benjamin Sutton on the HyperAllergic Website on July 18, 2017.

Signs at the Women’s March on Washington (photo by Jillian Steinhauer/Hyperallergic)

The Making of the Tabloid Presidency

Posted July 19th, 2017 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Books

Steve Bannon

Click Here to Read: The Making of the Tabloid Presidency by Sam Tanenhaus in the New York Review of Books in the August 17, 2017 Issue.

Businessman Bill Browder Details Dealings With Russian Laywer Tied To Trump

Posted July 19th, 2017 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Audio/Video, General News

Click Here to Read and Listen To:  Businessman Bill Browder Details Dealings With Russian Laywer Tied To Trump with Bill Browder Interviewed by Kelly McEvers on the NPR Website on July 13, 2017.

Natalia Veselnitskaya

Bodies of work: Lewis Hine, EX 1904, captured the changing face of American labor

Posted July 19th, 2017 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Photography

Click Here to Read: Bodies of work: Lewis Hine, EX 1904, captured the changing face of American labor By Susie Allen, AB’09 Photography by Lewis Wickes Hine, EX 1904 on the University of Chicago Magazine website.

Nearly two million children ages 10 to 14 were at work in the United States by 1900. Between 1908 and 1911, Lewis Hine photographed hundreds of these young laborers, including Sadie Pfeifer. At the time this photo was taken, she had been employed in a cotton mill for six months. (Photography by Lewis Wickes Hine, EX 1904)

The Virtual Psychoanalytic Museum Season II video

Posted July 19th, 2017 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Art, Audio/Video

We invite you to view a video of selected highlights from the 2016-2017 season’s exhibits in the Virtual Psychoanalytic Museum.

Click http://tinyurl.com/ya7epoye to see the video.
 
We hope that these artistic displays of music, art, and photography applied to our field will whet your appetite and lead you to explore the entire museum online.  Click http://virtualpsychoanalyticmuseum.org to enter the museum and explore on your own.
Our museum team is very grateful to work with such wonderful guest curators, presenters and artists, which in this season include: guest curators Jane S. Hall and Beth Reese, presenter Maxine Nelson, and artists Ittai Shapira, Shahid Najeeb, Terrance McLarnan, and Kamila Ženatá.
Enjoy!
Nancy Goodman, Museum Director
Batya Monder, Marilyn Meyers, and Paula Ellman, Curators
Arnold Richards, Publisher (IPbooks)
Devra Hall Levy, Producer/Webmaster

The Playful, Feminist Sculptures of a Member of the Peruvian Avant-Garde

Posted July 19th, 2017 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Art

Click Here to Read: The Playful, Feminist Sculptures of a Member of the Peruvian Avant-Garde: Teresa Burga’s first solo museum exhibition in the United States focuses on her contributions to the Peruvian avant-garde and questioning of art-world hierarchies by
Julia Friedman on the HyperAllergic website on July 17, 2017.

Teresa Burga, “Mano mal dibujada No. 1 – 9” (2015-17), steel, varnish, approximately 16.5 x 14.2 x 3.3 inches, installation view, SculptureCenter (image courtesy the artist and Galerie Barbara Thumm, Berlin, photo by Kyle Knodell, all images courtesy SculptureCenter)

Of Politics, Science, and Gender Identity

Posted July 19th, 2017 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: General News

Click Here to Read:  Of Politics, Science, and Gender Identity: The views of the Johns Hopkins psychiatrist Paul R. McHugh on LGBTQ identities seem to turn scientific nuance into a partisan fog by Michael Schulson on the UNdark website on July 17, 2017.

The Watergate Comparison

Posted July 18th, 2017 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: General News

Click Here to Read:  The Watergate Comparison: Why Trump is no Nixon, and why this political scandal is so much worse than that one
By Paul Berman on the Tablet Website on July 17, 2017.

“The Graduate” As Seen 50 Years Later

Posted July 18th, 2017 by hhstein
Categories: Movies

by Herbert H. Stein

“Hello Darkness my old friend …”

This year marks the 50th anniversary of The Graduate. Benjamin Braddock is 71 years old. He had his 21st birthday one week after coming home from college. He flew home alone to his parents in southern California. It’s not clear if they simply did not attend the graduation or if he took some extra time in the east after the ceremony.

As I recall it, for those of us who were part of Ben’s generation, the film was spellbinding. I remember my classmates in medical school talking about it long after having seen it, and I presume I saw it more than once. One class- mate pronounced excitedly that he had fig- ured it out. “He’s schizophrenic!”

I decided to see it again with a hope that I might gain some additional understanding of its impact. I don’t think I succeeded in that, but I did see, or perhaps imagine, something that would never have occurred to me in 1967.

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Duchamp’s Spinning Optical Experiments

Posted July 17th, 2017 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Art

Click Here to Read:  Duchamp’s Spinning Optical Experiments by Claire Voon on the HyperAllergic Website on September 26, 2016

Marcel Duchamp, “Rotorelief No. 5 – Poisson Japonais” (recto) (GIF via televandelist.com)

Walter Briehl vs John Foster Dulles

Posted July 17th, 2017 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: General News

Click Here to Read:  BRIEHL V. DULLES, 248 F2d 561, 583 (1957) 0n the Famguardian website.

Click Here to Read: Dr. Walter Briehl, A Pioneer of Group Therapy Methods by Joan Cook in The New York Times on December 24, 1982.

The Look of Love: Attachment and Intimacy

Posted July 16th, 2017 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Uncategorized

Co-Sponsored by Contemporary Psychoanalytic Couple Psychotherapy of NY and The Contemporary Freudian Society
Dr. Christopher Clulow, Former Director of Tavistock Relationships
Saturday and Sunday, October 7th and 8th, 2017

This two-day seminar will broaden understanding of how our earliest love relationships provide the foundation for – if not necessarily the prototypes of – all adult love relationships, especially those we have as partners and parents. It considers the significance of the parental couple for child development, and how adult love relationships differ from those of childhood, and it will enhance understanding of what secure and insecure partnerships look like. Read the rest of this post »

Stress And Poverty May Explain High Rates Of Dementia In African-Americans

Posted July 16th, 2017 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Science News

Click Here to Read:  Stress And Poverty May Explain High Rates Of Dementia In African-Americans by Jon Hamilton on the NPR website on July 16, 2017.

New research finds that African-Americans who grow up in harsh environments and endure stressful experiences are much more likely to develop Alzheimer’s or some other form of dementia.  Leland Bobbe/Getty Images

 

All the Lonely People—Where Do They All Come From?

Posted July 16th, 2017 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Books, General News

Click Here to Read:   All the Lonely People—Where Do They All Come From? Feeling lonely even when you’re not alone David Ludden Ph.D. on his Talking Apes Blog on the Psychology Today blogs on July 15, 2017.

Click Here to Purchase: Encounters with Loneliness:  Only the Lonely by Arlene Kramer Richards, Lucile Spira, and Arthur A. Lynch from IPBooks.net

 

Helen Frankenthaler’s Panoramas of Paint:

Posted July 16th, 2017 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Art

Click Here to Read:  Helen Frankenthaler’s Panoramas of Paint: Dual retrospectives of paintings and woodcuts underscore Frankenthaler’s restless experimentation in image and materials by Thomas Micchelli on the HyperAllergic Website on July 14, 2017.

Helen Frankenthaler, “Madame Butterfly” (2000), 102-color woodcut from 46 woodblocks on three sheets of handmade paper, 41 3/4 x 79 1/2 inches, Helen Frankenthaler Foundation (© 2017 Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Inc. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / Tyler Graphics Ltd., Mount Kisco, New York)

 

A Count Becomes a Waiter in a Novel of Soviet Supremacy

Posted July 16th, 2017 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Books

Click Here to Read:  A Count Becomes a Waiter in a Novel of Soviet Supremacy By Craig Taylor In The New York Times on September 23, 2016.

So This Is What American Greatness Really Looks Like?

Posted July 16th, 2017 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Editorials

Click Here to Read:  So This Is What American Greatness Really Looks Like? Another week of new low after new low. If this is what making America great looks like, God help us when it arrives by Joy-Ann Reid on the Daily Beast website on July 15, 2017.

REUTERS/ERIC THAYER

Is Donald Trump Mentally Ill? Part 2

Posted July 16th, 2017 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: General News

Click Here to Read:  Is Donald Trump Mentally Ill? Part 2 – 5 Professors of Psychiatry Say Donald Trump is “unraveling” and Call on Congress “to remove him from office” by Richard Greene on the Huffington Post website on July 12, 2017.