Archive for the 'Books' Category

Recline of the West: Couches and Psychoanalysis

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

Click Here to Read:  Recline of the West: Couches and Psychoanalysis By Benjamin Aldes Wurgaft in the Los Angeles Review of Books on September 21, 2017.

When Dissent Became Treason

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

Boston police with seized radical literature, November 1919

Click Here to Read:  When Dissent Became Treason by Adam Hochschild in the New York Review of Books in the September 28, 2017 Issue.

Hulton Deutsch Collection/Corbis/Getty Images Boston police with seized radical literature, November 1919

The Mystery of Max Eitingon

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

Click Here to Read:  ‘The Mystery of Max Eitingon ‘: An Exchange by Stephen Schwartz, Vitaly Rapoport, and Walter Laqueur, reply by Theodore H. Draper in the New York Review of Books in the June 16, 1988 Issue.

Now Available from IPBooks.net: Tyrants of the Heart: A Psychoanalytic Study of Mothers and Maternal Images in James Joyce by Michael Zimmerman

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

Tyrants of the Heart: A Psychoanalytic Study of Mothers and Maternal Images in James Joyce by Michael Zimmerman

Advance Praise for this book:

Anyone looking for a new path into the brilliant and often impenetrable literary world of James Joyce needs to read Michael Zimmerman’s beautifully written book, Tyrants of the Heart. Drawing upon his years of experience as both an English professor and a psychoanalyst, Zimmerman uncovers conflicts in Joyce’s characters (and indirectly in Joyce) that are inherent in love between a son and mother and that have not been addressed before. His book is an extraordinarily rich, thought-provoking analysis of Joyce’s use of maternal images as Joyce explored what he called the “individuating rhythm” of a character’s life. And in a delightfully creative and humorous “Cadenza” (a takeoff of a scene in Ulysses), Zimmerman depicts a literary discussion between himself, a few characters in Joyce’s novels, and some Dublin literary figures, in which the author convincingly defends his psychoanalytic examination of recurrent themes, phrases and images in Joyce’s writing.

Diane E. Donnelly, Ph.D., Chair, Faculty Appointment Subcommittee, San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis

Click Here to Purchase:  Tyrants of the Heart: A Psychoanalytic Study of Mothers and Maternal Images in James Joyce by Michael Zimmerman on IPBooks.net

Which Jane Austen?

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  Which Jane Austen? by Ruth Bernard Yeazell in The New York Review of Books in the September 28, 2017 Issue.

A poor analysis of the father of psychoanalysis

Sunday, September 17th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  A poor analysis of the father of psychoanalysis by Michael S. Roth in the Washington Post on September 15, 2017.

Click Here to Read:  Cutting ’Em Down to Size: A new dismantling of Freud shows the value of a critic’s well-honed hatchet By Laura Miller on the Slate website on September 5, 2017.

Click  Here to Read: Physician Heal Thyself   Part I by Frederick Crews in the New Review of  Books September 29. , 2011.

Click Here to Read:  Physician Heal Thyself   Part II by Frederick Crews in the New Review of  Books October 13, 2011.

Click Here to Read:   How we feel about Freud: Susie Orbach and Frederick Crews debate his legacy: Crews, an academic, thinks psychoanalysis is an unscientific jumble of ideas, while psychoanalyst Orbach would prefer not to throw the baby out with the patriarchal bias by Dr Frederick Crews and Susie Orbach on the Guardina website on August 20, 2017.

Click Here to Read:   ‘Freud: The Making of an Illusion,’ by Frederick Crews Reviewed By Carl Rollyson in the San Francisco Chronicle on August 25, 2017. (more…)

Coming Soon from IPBooks.net

Thursday, September 14th, 2017

        

Click Here to Read About:  Sinatra:  The Swinging Narcissist by Harvey A. Kaplan.

Click Here to Read About: Psychoanalysis in Fashion edited by Anita Weinreb Katz and Arlene Kramer Richards,

Click Here to Read About: Climate of Opinion: Sigmund Freud in Poetry, edited and with an Introduction by Irene Willis. (more…)

PPSC Event Honoring Sheldon Bach

Monday, September 11th, 2017

 

Click Here to Purchase:  Chimeras and Other Writings: Selected Writings of Sheldon Bach from IPBooks.net

 

Two Books by Anna Aragno from IPBooks.net

Friday, September 8th, 2017

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Click Here to Purchase: Forms of Knowledge by Anna Aragno only from IPBooks to be sent to you in mid-January.

Click Here to Purchase:  Symbolization by Anna Aragno only from IPBooks to be sent to you in mid-January.

Click Here to Purchase Both TogetherForms of Knowledge and Symbolization by Anna Aragno from IPBooks for the special price of $60.

 

 

Cutting ’Em Down to Size: A new dismantling of Freud shows the value of a critic’s well-honed hatchet

Wednesday, September 6th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  Cutting ’Em Down to Size: A new dismantling of Freud shows the value of a critic’s well-honed hatchet By Laura Miller on the Slate website on September 5, 2017.

Click  Here to Read: Physician Heal Thyself   Part I by Frederick Crews in the New Review of  Books September 29. , 2011.

Click Here to Read:  Physician Heal Thyself   Part II by Frederick Crews in the New Review of  Books October 13, 2011.

Click Here to Read:   How we feel about Freud: Susie Orbach and Frederick Crews debate his legacy: Crews, an academic, thinks psychoanalysis is an unscientific jumble of ideas, while psychoanalyst Orbach would prefer not to throw the baby out with the patriarchal bias by Dr Frederick Crews and Susie Orbach on the Guardina website on August 20, 2017. (more…)

Wilhelm Reich’s The Mass Psychology Of Fascism

Tuesday, September 5th, 2017

Click Here to Read: Full text of Wilhelm Reich’s The Mass Psychology Of Fascism, English translation by Theodore P. Wolfe  pn the Arvhice.org website.

A Book and Exhibition Reveal Josef Albers’s Rarely Seen Photocollages:

Tuesday, September 5th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  A Book and Exhibition Reveal Josef Albers’s Rarely Seen Photocollages: In his only lecture on photography, Albers warned students against approaching photography carelessly, and the collages he made of his own photos show how he put that mantra into practice Claire Voon on the HyperAllergic website January 18, 2017.

Josef Albers, “Bullfight, San Sebastian” (1929), the Museum of Modern Art, New York, acquired through the generosity of Jo Carole and Ronald S. Lauder, and Jon L. Stryker (all images © 2016 The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation/Artists Rights Society, New York)

September 4, 2017 -112th anniversary of Freud’s derealization experience on the Acropolis in Athens

Monday, September 4th, 2017

Click Here to Read: From: The Unknown Freud: Five Plays and Five Essays: Essay V – Freud’s “Disturbance of Memory on the Acropolis” Revisited

Click Here to Purchase: The Unknown Freud: Five Plays and Five Essays: by Robert Lippman.

Enlightenment-Era Teaching Cabinet

Friday, September 1st, 2017

Click Here to Read: Enlightenment-Era Teaching Cabinet: The small chamber was at the heart of intellectual life in New England from 1766 to 1820, and then it all but disappeared by Mary Louise Schumacher on the HyperAllergic website on August 31, 2017.

Installation view of the loosely reconstructed Philosophy Chamber, with large portraits by John Singleton Copley and bird specimens prepared by Charles Willson Peale. The red wallpaper is inspired by a fragment of the original wallpaper donated to the chamber by John Hancock, c. 1772. On view in the The Philosophy Chamber: Art and Science in Harvard’s Teaching Cabinet, 1766–1820 at the Harvard Art Museums (photo by Katya Kallsen, © President and Fellows of Harvard College)

The Children of the Chateau de la Hille, by Sebastian Steiger Reviewed by Nathan Szajnberg, MD

Friday, September 1st, 2017

The Children of the Chateau de la Hille, by Sebastian Steiger. English translation 2017, Lexographic Press Review by Nathan Szajnberg, MD

Why should attention be paid?

Under threat of death, one hundred children were hidden at a remote chateau in Vichy France, its front gate painted with the Red Cross of Switzerland on a white background. This Cross did not protect them from the French collaborating Milice, nor the SS.

One hundred faces you can see in the appendix; many of their voices you can hear in the text and the guiding voice of Steiger who came from Switzerland to educate, give first aid and above all try to keep them alive. (more…)

 ‘Freud: The Making of an Illusion,’

Thursday, August 31st, 2017

Click Here to Read:   ‘Freud: The Making of an Illusion,’ by Frederick Crews Reviewed By Carl Rollyson in the San Francisco Chronicle on August 25, 2017>

Click Here to Read:   How we feel about Freud: Susie Orbach and Frederick Crews debate his legacy: Crews, an academic, thinks psychoanalysis is an unscientific jumble of ideas, while psychoanalyst Orbach would prefer not to throw the baby out with the patriarchal bias by Dr Frederick Crews and Susie Orbach on the Guardina website on August 20, 2017.

Click Here to Read:  Freud the fraud: a new book reviewed by Jerry Coyne on the Why Evolution is True website.

Click Here to Read: He’s Back: Freddy Crews Claws Freud by George Makari, M.D. on his Revolution in Mind blog on the Psychology Today blogs on October 12, 2011. (more…)

On Crew’s Freud: The Making on An Illusion: Letter by Nathan Szajnberg

Thursday, August 31st, 2017
Dear Editor:

One of Frederick Crews’ earliest books (1963) was “The Pooh Perplex.” But, on Pooh, a professor of English literature can’t build much of an academic career. Then, he infected himself with “Freudianism” (not psychoanalysis nor Freud).  With no documented training nor expertise in the field, he has built his notoriety. This might be like a professor of English literature building a career on critiquing quantum mechanics or neuroscience  — oh, but readers would expect that person to have had some training in those fields.

Nevertheless, this English professor who professes to be an expert in Freud or psychoanalysis now writes a 746 page book critiquing Freud.

His book might better be described as a work of fiction: at best entertaining, but we wouldn’t expect fiction to be true.  Fiction is illusion, which is what Crews has written.

Then again, Crews’ Pooh book was a series of parodies of others. And now, he has parodied himself.
N. Szajnberg MD

Making Memories

Thursday, August 31st, 2017

Collage by Eric Edelman

Click Here to Read:   Making Memories by Israel Rosenfield and Edward Ziff Review of Patient H.M.: A Story of Memory, Madness, and Family Secrets by Luke Dittrich in The New York Review of Books in the August 17, 2017 Issue.

Eric Edelman/RetroCollage.com 

Now Available at IPBooks.net

Tuesday, August 29th, 2017

The following books are now available from IPBooks:

Click Here to Purchase: Not Knowing Knowing Not Knowing: Festschrift in Honor of Shmuel Ehlich, edited By Mira Erlich-Ginor .

Click Here To: Purchase:  The Rapaport -Holt Correspondence by Robert Holt

(more…)

Dear Chelsea Clinton: Clara Lemlich was a Communist—and a Jew

Monday, August 28th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  Dear Chelsea Clinton: Clara Lemlich was a Communist—and a Jew by Haley Kossek on the Litlith Website on July 26, 2017.

Clara Lemlich c. 1910