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“Reading Rangell; Reading Analysis in the Second Half of its Centennial”
Book review by Nathan Szajnberg, MD
“The Rangell Reader,” Edited by Beth I. Kalish and Charles Fisher, IPBooks 2103
“Ceci nes pas use pipe,” Magritte’s provocative title for his unsmokable pipe, could be morphed into a title for this book, “Ceci nes pas une Festschrift. A Festscrift, Ben Bloom, professor of education at the University of Chicago, quipped of his own honor, is a way for former graduate students to increase the value of their degrees before the Professor dies.
Well, this is not this a Festschrift, although it looks like one.
How this book was born, its development, tells us about its nature, how best to grasp it. In 1997, some members of the San Francisco Psychoanalytic Society, facing growing internal tension (more…)
Click Here to Read: Review of: Brando’s Smile: His Life, Thought, and Work: A biography of the remarkable actor by Susan L. Mizruch, Reviewed By Charles Bogle on the World Socialist Web Site on November 19, 2014.
Click Here to Read: The Greatest Yiddish Writer You Never Heard Of Jacob Dinezon Was a Champion of the Little People By Ezra Glinter in the Jewish Daily Forward on November 18, 2014.
Click Here to Read: New Books in Psychoanalysis, Discussions with scholars of psychoanalysis about their new books and ideas: Interviews with Authors to be Downloaded from this site.
Encounters with Loneliness Only the Lonely Edited by Arturr Lynch, Arlene Kramer Richards and Lucile Spira and published by ipbooks.net won the Gradiva Award Today
Click Here for Foreward by Harold Blum to: Encounters with Loneliness: Only the Lonely on this website.
Click Here for a review of Encounters with Loneliness Only the Lonely on this website.
Click Here for A Third Review of Encounters with Loneliness: Only the Lonely on IPBooks.net
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No Banality in This Evil: A new documentary and a new book look at Himmler and Eichmann through newly discovered lettersThursday, November 13th, 2014
Click Here To Read: No Banality in This Evil: A new documentary and a new book look at Himmler and Eichmann through newly discovered letters By Saul Austerlitz on The Tablet website on November 13, 2014.
Heinrich Himmler with Gundrun around 1941. (Kino Lorber, Inc)
Click Here to Read: A Shared Blessing for a Far-Flung People ‘At Home in Exile,’ on the Jewish Diaspora, by Alan Wolfe Reviewed by Michael S. Roth in The New York Times on October 26, 2014.
According to me, anti-Semitism as an attitude is not the worst of sins, but it is a dangerous one. It is the first step in an exclusion mechanism that starts with social avoidance and in its extreme form leads to death and destruction. That is why it should be dealt with thoroughly in public debate. . . . When a leader of an organization is caught being anti-Semitic the organization must make it clear that this was not done on its account. This is even more true for a psychoanalytic organization. Only then can things return to normal.
A Dangerous Legacy: Judaism and the Psychoanalytic Movement By Hans Reijzer. London: Karnac Books, 2011, p. 116.
Click Here to Read: Remembering A Forgotten Hero, Review of Don Quixote de la Mancha by Miguel Cervantes, Reviewed by Gerald J. Gargiulo.
At the beginning of this month, the mood is rather sombre, drawing us back to WWII with Veterans Day, the fall of the Berlin Wall in November 1989 and the results of elections this week, for which the turnout heralds that of 1947. These events are reflected in some of the posts on our website this week. As usual I will not list previous Announcements, will tell you my current choices followed by the entire list of contents.
My choices this week are:
1) what happened to the remaining Jewish population after WWII. Please read Jews and the Berlin Wall at Leo Baeck Institute
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Click Here to Read: ‘The Nazis Next Door,’ by Eric Lichtblau By Deborah E. Lipstadt in The New York Times on October 31, 2014.
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With tomorrow the 19th anniversary of Rabin’s assassination, and yesterday (more happily) the 97th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration (“His Majesty’s government view with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people…”), Israel is on our minds these days. So here, for your pleasure, are 5 excellent stories either set in, or about, Israel:
1) The Beauty Queen of Jerusalem – An Israel girl struggles with her relationship to her mother, but finds solace in her interesting grandmother. (more…)
Click Here to Order: Fifty Shrinks from IPBooks.net
BOOK EVENT: THE CORNER BOOKSTORE IN NEW YORK CELEBRATES THE PUBLICATION OF FIFTY SHRINKS: PHOTOGRAPHS AND INTERVIEWS BY SEBASTIAN ZIMMERMANN WITH A RECEPTION AND BOOK SIGNING MONDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 6-7:30PM
UNIQUE PHOTO BOOK FEATURED IN THE NEW YORK TIMES OPENS WINDOW ONTO PRIVATE WORLD OF THERAPISTS (more…)
Click Here to Read: A Shared Blessing for a Far-Flung People ‘At Home in Exile,’ on the Jewish Diaspora, by Alan Wolfe in The New York Times on October 26, 2014.
Book Review: The Body Speaks: Body Image Delusions and Hypochondria By David Rosenfeld. Karnac, 2014.Reviewed by Nathan Szajnberg, MD
Courage comes to mind when reading these case histories. Courage in the sense of the
word’s origin, coeur, of the heart. “Pierre”, a six foot four psychotic twenty-year old with a violent history, enters for a first session and stands near Dr. Rosenfeld. He becomes increasingly agitated. Shortly thereafter, as Pierre left angrily, he punched the door, broke the lock. Rosenfeld ran down the stairs to help him. Pierre is in and out of hospital. We listen to Rosenfeld persistence and perceptiveness to return this fellow to sanity. And we learn the theoretical framework that Rosenfeld found helpful to work with such patients psychoanalytically. (more…)