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On Crew’s Freud: What’s Left? by Harvey Peskin

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

 

The bare-knuckled argumentative style of Frederick Crews’ inexhaustible critique of Freud was, if you will, caught red-handed in this piece on Freud’s neglect of  anti-Semitism:

Writes Crews in his review of Roudinesco’s “Freud: In His Time and Ours”, appearing in The NY Review of Books, February 23, 2017:

“Freud was slow to recognize the Nazi menace to Jews in general and psychoanalysis in particular [and] obsessed with his privately chosen enemy, the Roman Catholic Church, blind[ed] himself to the greater threat [of Nazism].”

In fact, within the same paragraph of “Civilization and its Discontents” (Standard Edition, v. 21, pp. 114-115)––three (more…)

Top 10 books about psychoanalysis

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

Click Here to Read: Top 10 books about psychoanalysis: Freud’s work changed fiction and philosophy as well as ideas of psychology and sexuality. From Michel Foucault to Philip Roth, here is some great writing about the talking cure ny Philippe Van Haute and Herman Westerink  on the Guardian website on May 10 2017.

Antony Sher (Sigmund Freud) and Indira Varma (Jessica) in Terry Johnson’s play, Hysteria. Photograph: Tristram Kenton for the Guardian

Bone Shop of the Heart by Eugene Mahon now available at IPBooks.net

Sunday, May 21st, 2017

IPBooks is delighted to announce the publication of a book of poetry by Eugene Mahon entitled Bone Shop of the Heart: Poems of Memory and Desire.

Click Here to Read about or Purchase:  Bone Shop of the Heart: Poems of Memory and Desire by Eugene Mahon.

Introductions and Commentaries on Arnold Richards’s Psychoanalysis: Critical Conversations Volume 1

Sunday, May 21st, 2017

Click Here to Read:  Introduction to Arnold Richards by Jane Hall.

Click Here to Read: The Dialectics of Psychoanalytic Process in a World of Theoretical Pluralism by Joann K. Turo.

Click Here to Read:  Psychoanalysis: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow by Frank M. Lachmann, Ph.D.

Click Here To Read: Introduction: Integrative Plurality in Psychoanalysis by Arthur A. Lynch, Ph.D., Introduction to Arnold Richards’s Critical Conversations: Selected Papers Volume 1.

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Reflections on Poetry and on Civic Poetry, in Particular

Thursday, May 18th, 2017

A note from our Poetry Editor, Irene Willis:

I recommend this excellent and timely article to all our readers.

Click Here to Read:  Reflections on Poetry and on Civic Poetry, in Particular by Jim Haba on April 20, 2017.

Coming Soon from IPBooks.net

Thursday, May 18th, 2017

Click Here to Read About: Coming Soon from IPBooks.net: Nodal Points: Critical Voices in Contemporary Psychotherapy/Psychoanalysis by Joseph Schachter & Horst Kächele.

Click Here to View the Cover: Also Coming Soon from IPBooks.net: Modern Conflict Theory: A Journey of a Psychoanalyst: Selected Papers of Sander M. Abend, MD.

The Klein-Winnicott Dialectic: Transformative New Metapsychology and Interactive Clinical Theory

Monday, May 15th, 2017

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Click Here to Read: The Klein-Winnicott Dialectic: Transformative New Metapsychology and Interactive Clinical Theory, By Susan Kavaler-Adler Reviewed by Neal Vorus in Psychoanalytic Psychology 34(2):239-241.

The Autocrat’s Language

Monday, May 15th, 2017

Click Here to Read: The Autocrat’s Language by Masha Gessen in The New York Review of Books on May 13, 2017.

Courtesy of Dartmouth College Library/Rauner Special Collections
 Illustration by Abner Dean of George Orwell’s 1984 for Life magazine, July 4, 1949

“The Book That Changed America.” Did Darwin Influence the Civil War and Bring Down Slavery?

Monday, May 15th, 2017

Click Here to Read: “The Book That Changed America.” Did Darwin Influence the Civil War and Bring Down Slavery?
By John McCormick on the Newsblaze website on May 14, 2017.

From ape to man

 

IPBooks Titles Considered for 2016 Gradiva Awards

Friday, May 12th, 2017

The eight books below have been submitted for the 2016 Gravida Awards:

A Brief Introduction to Sigmund Freud’s Psychoanalysis And His Enduring Legacy by Sander Abend

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Chimeras and Other Writings: Selected Papers of Sheldon Bach

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On The Pleasures of Owning Persons: The Hidden Face of American Slavery by Volney Gay

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Psychoanalysis Unveiling the Past—Discovering the New Selected Papers of John S. Kafka

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The Unknown Freud:  Five Plays and Five Essays by Robert Lippman

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Freedom to Choose:  Two Systems of Self-Regulation by Jack and Kerry Novick.

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The Way We Are: The Role of States of Mind in Our Identities, Personality, and Potential for Change by Frank W. Putnam

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Moving Pictures: Films Through a Psychoanalytic Lens by Herbert Stein

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. ..  and the winner of the 2014 Gradiva Award is available on IPBooks.net: Encounters with Loneliness: Only the Lonely has won the 2014 Gradiva Award for Anthologies!

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Banned Books and (Nearly) Murdered Authors

Wednesday, May 10th, 2017

Click Here to Read: Banned Books and (Nearly) Murdered Authors By Wesley Tomaselli on the Ozy website on May 10, 2017.

Coming soon from IPBooks.net: Psychoanalysis: Perspectives on a Thought Collective: Selected Papers of Arnold D Richards, reviewed by David James Fisher

Tuesday, May 9th, 2017

These lively and thought provoking papers by Arnold Richards highlight a number of themes which will be relevant to the student of psychoanalysis, whether clinician, academic, or member of the educated lay public.  Richards wears his learning lightly, educating without being pedantic, and spicing up his prose by engaging in a number of significant polemics, particularly against the psychoanalytic establishment.   He is adept at illuminating how the concepts of Bildung and Fleck’s ideas about thought collectives and styles frame the history of psychoanalysis and provide a context for  an inquiry into its scientific sociology of knowledge.  Reading his papers on Freud and Brill and the historical and cultural role of Jewishness, including ambivalence about Jewish identity, is to encounter texts rich in clinical insight and historical understanding.  There are penetrating studies into the fascinating and (more…)

Review of Myopia by Phyllis M Skoy, Coming soon from IPBooks.net

Saturday, May 6th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  Myopia, a Memoir by Phyllis M Skoy,  Reviewed for the Santa Fe Writer’s Project Quarterly by Beth Osborne.

Reflections on Freud, the first “wild analyst”

Saturday, May 6th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  Reflections on Freud, the first “wild analyst”; by Todd Dufresne on the Oxford University website on May 6TH 2017.

May 6, 1856: Happy Sigmund Freud’s Birthday from IPBooks.net

Saturday, May 6th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  May 6, 2017: birthday: Sigmund Freud by Garrison Keillor on The Writer’s Almanac website  for May 6, 2017: Red Never Lasts.

Click here to Read about and Purchase: A Brief Introduction to Sigmund Freud’s Psychoanalysis And His Enduring Legacy by Sander Abend on IPboks.net

Click Here to View:  Video with Robert Lippman discussing The Unknown Freud: Five Plays and Five Essays by Robert Lippman on YouTube.

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Happy Birthday Sigmund Freud: The Interwoven Lives of Sigmund, Anna, and W. Ernest Freud

Friday, May 5th, 2017

Here is a excerpt from the review of The Interwoven Lives of Sigmund, Anna and W. Ernest Freud: Three Generations of Psychoanalysis by Daniel Benveniste, Reviewed by Anne J. Adelman in The Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association’s current issue: Vol 65, Issue 2, 2017.

“This book evokes a remarkable feeling of nostalgia for a time and place we can imagine but not fully re-create. It is peopled with characters we recognize as flawed but admire nonetheless, especially as Benveniste deepens our understanding of the enormous strains they withstood…. With [Benveniste’s] enormous breadth of knowledge, thorough scholarship, crystal-clear and engaging writing, and benevolent attitude toward his subject, he encircles the reader in the warm embrace of his thoughtful and dynamically rich perspective on a life viewed through the prismatic lens of personal, familial, social, psychological, and political history.”

Click Here to Read and Purchase :  The Interwoven Lives of Sigmund, Anna and W. Ernest Freud: Three Generations of Psychoanalysis by Daniel Benveniste on IPBooks.net

‘Zen And The Art of Motorcycle Maintenance’ Author Robert M. Pirsig Dies At 88

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  ‘Zen And The Art of Motorcycle Maintenance’ Author Robert M. Pirsig Dies At 88 by Laurel Wamsley on the NPR Radio WEbsite on April 24, 2017.

Author Robert Pirsig and his son Chris in 1968. Pirsig, who wrote Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, died Monday at age 88.

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In Press from IPBooks.net

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

Psychoanalysis: Perspectives on a Thought Collective: Selected Papers of Arnold. D. Richards Volume 2.

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Upcoming Programs at the Center for Jewish History

Sunday, April 23rd, 2017

Upcoming Programs  at the CENTER

Monday, May 8, 6:30 pm: “My Unconscious Speaks Yiddish”: Psychoanalysis and Jewish Languages
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Join us for a talk by NEH Senior Scholar Naomi Seidman exploring the role played by Yiddish and other Jewish languages in Freud’s writing, from the Yiddish of his parents “behind” his Viennese German to the translations and adaptations of his work in Eastern Europe. In the years since Jacques Lacan first called for “a return to Freud,” a vast literature has arisen around the question of the translation of Freud’s German into English and of the Nazi-era diaspora of psychoanalysts from Central Europe to England and the United States. But Freud’s writing was in some sense already the product of translation and diaspora, from the Yiddish of his parents to his own Viennese German and from Eastern to Central Europe. This is not only a matter of the prehistory of psychoanalysis: Eastern Europe developed its own form of psychoanalysis, and psychoanalysts fled to Jerusalem as well as New York and London. In these contexts, Freud’s work circulated in Hebrew and Yiddish among other languages. In this talk, we will explore the Eastern European dimension of psychoanalysis, discussing the Jewish languages “behind” Freud’s German and in the translational “afterlife” of his writings.

Naomi Seidman is the Koret Professor of Jewish Culture at the Richard S. Dinner Center for Jewish Studies at the Graduate (more…)

The People and the Books: 18 Classics of Jewish Literature

Sunday, April 23rd, 2017

Click Here to Read:   The People and the Books: 18 Classics of Jewish Literature, by Adam Kirsch Reviewed by Merle Molofsky.