Archive for the 'Books' Category

How Yiddish Blossomed After the Holocaust

Tuesday, February 9th, 2016

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Click Here to Read: How Yiddish Blossomed After the Holocaust by Alyssa Quint on the Forward website on February 8, 2016.

Image: Samuel Bak

The Psychologists Take Power

Tuesday, February 9th, 2016

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Click Here to Read: The Psychologists Take Power by Tamsin Shaw in The New York Review of Books in February 25, 2016 Issue.

‘The CIA contracted Bruce Jessen, left, and James Mitchell to design, lead, and direct harsh interrogations of a Qaeda operative,’ The New York Times wrote of the two psychologists in December 2014. ‘The men are pictured in images from ABC News.

 

The Marxist, The Psychoanalyst, The Literary Critic And The Lonely Storyteller

Sunday, February 7th, 2016

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Click Here to Read:  The Marxist, The Psychoanalyst, The Literary Critic And The Lonely Storyteller By Gaither Stewart on the Crosscurrents website from Greanvillepost.com on February 6, 2016.

The long way home

Saturday, February 6th, 2016

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Click Here to Read: The long way home: British writer Esther Freud on her unconventional childhood and mining her personal history for her novels on the Indian Express Website on February 7, 2016.

A rich autobiographical thread runs through Esther Freud’s novels

From the Stacks: “The Fire Last Time” June 1, 1992

Saturday, February 6th, 2016

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Click Here to Read: From the Stacks: “The Fire Last Time” June 1, 1992 by Henry Louis Gates, JR. in the New Republic on August 2, 2013.

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Later the Same Day by Grace Paley

Friday, February 5th, 2016

Later the Same Day by Grace Paley

Click Here to Read: Review of Later the Same Day by Grace Paley Reviewed by Merridawn Duckler on the Fig Tree Books website.

When Norman Podhoretz Spent the Night With Allen Ginsberg

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016

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Click Here to Read: When Norman Podhoretz Spent the Night With Allen Ginsberg: An excerpt from the new ‘Exit Right’ describes a tumultuous evening when the beatnik confronted the neocon By Daniel Oppenheimer on the Tablet Website on February 2, 2016.

The Collected Works of Primo Levi

Monday, February 1st, 2016

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Click Here to Read: The Collected Works of Primo Levi, Edited by Ann Goldstein (REVIEW) in the Algemeiner on
February 1, 2015.

Primo Levi. Photo: Wiki Commons.

Howard Jacobson’s Shylock is full of mercy and compassion

Monday, February 1st, 2016

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Click Here to Read: Howard Jacobson’s Shylock is full of mercy and compassion: This setting of the Merchant of Venice in Cheshire’s golden triangle is a serious comic masterpiece by Paul Levy on the Spectator website on January 30, 2016.

The Examined Life by Steven Grosz

Friday, January 29th, 2016

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Click Here to Read:  The Examined Life by Steven Grosz, Reviewed by Andrew M. Geeves in  Language and Psychoanalysis, Volume 4, Issue 2, 2015.

Clinical and Observational Psychoanalytic Research

Thursday, January 28th, 2016

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Click Here to Read:  Clinical and Observational Psychoanalytic Research: Roots of a Controversy: André Green & Daniel Stern  edited by Joseph Sandler, Anna-Marie Sandler, Rosemary Davies , Reviewed By Andrew Gerber in the Division 39 Newsletter, Summer 2002, 67-70.

Sigmund Freud – Anna Freud: Correspondence, 1904-1938

Wednesday, January 27th, 2016

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Click Here to Read: Sigmund Freud – Anna Freud: Correspondence, 1904-1938. edited by Ingeborg Meyer-Palmedo and Translated by Nick Somers, Reviewed by Hannah S. Decker.

This review, by Hannah S. Decker, originally appeared in October 2015 on H-Net: Humanities and Social Sciences Online.

Hannah S. Decker, Professor of History at the University of Houston, is the author of The Making of DSM-III: A Diagnostic Manual’s Conquest of American Psychiatry (Oxford).  The book was awarded a Special Presidential Commendation by the American Psychiatric Association.

Why Torture Doesn’t Work: The Neuroscience of Interrogation

Saturday, January 23rd, 2016

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Click Here to Read: Reviewof  Why Torture Doesn’t Work: The Neuroscience of Interrogation, by Shane O’Mara Reviewed By Adelma Jakupovic on the Human Rights First Website on January 22, 2016.

Soul Machine: The Invention of the Modern Mind

Wednesday, January 20th, 2016

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Click Here to Read: Soul Machine: The Invention of the Modern Mind by George Makari, Reviewed by Will Braun on the New Books in Psychoanalysis website on January 20, 2016.

Freud on Sublimation from the Book of Life

Monday, January 18th, 2016

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Click Here to Read: Chapter 4: Self: Virtues of Character: Freud on Sublimation on the Book of Life website.

Johann Friedrich Dieffenbach (1792-1847)

The Neuroscience Association: suggested readings in neuropsychoanalysis: six specialized lists — and upcoming events

Friday, January 15th, 2016

Suggested Reading in Neuropsychoanalysis:
We have just added six specialized reading lists to our educational resources on the NPSA website. These suggested readings focus on a number of topics, and are intended for individuals from various fields of expertise. The six reading lists are as follows:

History of Neuropsychoanalysis provides an overview of the genesis and evolution of our transdisciplinary enterprise. It highlights some of the key pioneers and advocates in this field, and draws on their work in bringing the world of subjective experience into dialogue with neuroscientific disciplines. This reading list also offers explanations as to what neuropsychoanalysis is and what subject matter it involves. (more…)

Why B. F. Skinner, Like Freud, Still Isn’t Dead

Thursday, January 14th, 2016

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Click Here to Read: Why B. F. Skinner, Like Freud, Still Isn’t Dead By John Horgan on the Scientific American website on June 1, 2012.

Rosa Luxemburg Explains Capitalism Using Spoons

Thursday, January 14th, 2016

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Click Here to Read: Rosa Luxemburg Explains Capitalism Using Spoons By Kate Evans, Verso Books on the Truthout Wwbsite on January 14, 2016.

Click Here to Read: Philosophy Thursday: Rosa Luxenburg on this website.

Psychoanalysis by Arnold Richards

Wednesday, January 13th, 2016

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Click Here to Read:  Psychoanalysis by Arnold Richards on the YIVO Encyclopedia of the Jews of Eastern Europe website.

‘Shrinks’ tells a one-sided view of psychiatry

Wednesday, January 13th, 2016

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Click Here to Read: Book Review: ‘Shrinks’ tells a one-sided view of psychiatry By Rebecca Twersky-Kengmana M.D. on the Clinical Psychiatry News website on Janaury 12, 2016.