Archive for the 'Books' Category

Freud Collection: The Opening of the Eissler Interviews

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

Click Here to Read:  Freud Collection: The Opening of the Eissler Interviews by Jennifer Gavin on the Library of Congress website on February 23, 2017.

Menu with signatures of friends and admirers of Sigmund Freud. Sigmund Freud Archives, Library of Congress

The Very Drugged Nazis

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

Click Here to Read: The Very Drugged Nazis: Review of Blitzed: Drugs in the Third Reich by Norman Ohler, translated from the German by Shaun Whiteside Reviewed by Antony Beevor on the New York Review of Books in the March 9, 2017 Issue.

Adolf Hitler presenting Theodor Morell, his personal physician, with the Knight’s Cross of the War Merit Cross at his headquarters, 1944

Heinrich Hoffmann/ullstein bild/Getty Images

Israeli Immigration Thriller Becomes Global Sensation

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

Click Here to Read: Israeli Immigration Thriller Becomes Global Sensation: Ayelet Gundar-Goshen’s suspenseful new ‘Waking Lions’ turns the fateful collision of an Israeli doctor and an African immigrant into an indictment of surging nationalism By Adam Kirsch on the Tablet Website on February 22, 2017,

Freud: What’s Left?

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

Click Here to Read: Freud: What’s Left? Review of Freud: In His Time and Ours by Élisabeth Roudinesco, translated from the French by Catherine Porter, Reviewed by Frederick C. Crews in The New York Review of Books in the February 23, 2017 Issue.

Mondadori Portfolio/Everett Collection, Sigmund Freud, Vienna, 1911

Click Here to Read: Psychoanalysis after Freud: A Response to Frederick Crews and Other Critics by Glen O. Gabbard, Sheldon M. Goodman, and Arnold D. Richards on this website.

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

Friday, February 17th, 2017

Click Here to Read: The Klein-Winnicott Dialectic: Transformative New Metapsychology and Interactive Clinical Theory by Susan Kavaler-Adler, Reviewed by Jack Schwartz in American Journal of Psychoanalysis, 76(3), 295-298.

4 3 2 1: A Novel by Paul Auster

Friday, February 17th, 2017

Click Here to Read: 4 3 2 1: A Novel by Paul Auster: From Tablet’s print magazine: the late 1960s and all their Jewish rebelliousness, in an ‘energetic’ new fiction full of alternate realities By Paul Berman in the Tablet Website on February 17, 2017,

Interview of Dr Leo Rangell by Dr Beth Kalish-Weiss

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  Interview of Dr Leo Rangell by Dr Beth Kalish-Weiss Los Angeles, California, July, 2008
Dr. Leo Rangell & Dr. Beth Kalish-Weiss International Forum of Psychoanalysis. 2009; 18: 107-116.

Martin Wilner: The Case Histories

Monday, February 13th, 2017

Click Here to View: Martin Wilner: The Case Histories at the Freud Museum on YouTube.

My Life and Psychoanalysis by Eli Zaretsky

Monday, February 13th, 2017

Click Here to Read: My Life and Psychoanalysis by Eli Zaretsky in American Imago, Vol. 73, No. 4, 451–468.

Why Darwin?

Sunday, February 12th, 2017

Click Here to Read: Why Darwin?: Review of Charles Darwin: Voyaging by Janet Browne Reviewed by Stephen Jay Gould in The New York Review of Books in the April 4, 1996 Issue.

Depression Classic

Sunday, February 12th, 2017

Click Here to Read: Depression Classic: Daphne Merkin’s alarmingly powerful memoir, ‘This Close to Happy,’ delves into the childhood wreckage and adult emptiness of ‘the process of depression’ By Adam Kirsch on the Tablet website on February 6, 2017.

Scholars Behind Bars

Thursday, February 9th, 2017

Click Here to Read: Scholars Behind Bars: Review of:  College in Prison: Reading in an Age of Mass Incarceration by Daniel Karpowitz and Liberating Minds: The Case for College in Prison by Ellen Condliffe Lagemann,  Reviewed by Jonathan Zimmerman in The New York Review of Books on February 23, 2017 Issue.

Anna Deavere Smith in Notes from the Field, her play about American education and the criminal justice system, which she performed at the American Repertory Theater, Cambridge, Massachusetts, before the production came to New York

In Search of the Slave Who Defied George Washington

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

Click Here to Read: In Search of the Slave Who Defied George Washington By Jennifer Sschuessler in The New York Times February 6, 2017.

Erica Armstrong Dunbar, the author of “Never Caught: The Washingtons’ Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge,” at George Washington’s estate in Mount Vernon, Va. CreditJustin T. Gellerson for The New York Times 

Click Here to Purchase: On The Pleasures of Owning Persons: The Hidden Face of American Slavery by Volney Gay.

Enormous Sigmund Freud collection available online for the first time

Friday, February 3rd, 2017

Click Here to Read:  Enormous Sigmund Freud collection available online for the first time By Tara Bahrampour in The Washington Post on February 1, 2017.

Click Here to Read: Sigmund Freud Papers: About the Collection on the Library of Congress Website.

A pair of love letters from Freud and his fiance Martha Bernays, part of a selection of Sigmund Freud’s personal artifacts in the Library of Congress’s online archiv, which launches on Jan. 31, 2017, in Washington, D.C. (Bill O’Leary/The Washington Post)

Thinking in Cases, by John Forrester

Friday, February 3rd, 2017

Click Here to Read: Thinking in Cases, by John Forrester: A study explores how individual instances shape universal truths across subjects, says Janet Sayers on the Times of Higher Education website on February 2, 2017.

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

Monday, January 30th, 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 on 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)

Winnicott’s banquet of 1966

Thursday, January 26th, 2017

Click Here to Read: Winnicott’s banquet of 1966 by Brett Kahr on the Oxford University Press blog on January 26, 2017.

Laurie Wilson on Louise Nevelson at NYPSI

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

The Friends of the Brill Library invite you to attend Louise Nevelson: Light and Shadow
An Evening with Laurie Wilson February 21, 2017 at 7:30 pm


New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute
247 East 82nd Street, NYC

General Admission: $10
Register Here

The Friends of the Brill Library invite you to an evening with Laurie Wilson, who will be presenting her recently published biography, Louise Nevelson: Light and Shadow (Thames & Hudson, 2016).

“Reads like at thriller with the hero, art, as savior . . . . This compelling biography examines Nevelson’s inner life, and portrays her as an artist, woman, and complex (more…)

What Trump Is Throwing Out the Window

Monday, January 23rd, 2017

Click Here to Read: What Trump Is Throwing Out the Window: Review Essay by Jessica T. Mathews in the New York Review of Books in the February 9, 2017 Issue.

Michael T. Flynn; drawing by James Ferguson

Isaac Bashevis Singer, The Art of Fiction No. 42

Monday, January 16th, 2017

Click Here to Read: Isaac Bashevis Singer, The Art of Fiction No. 42 Interviewed by Harold Flender in The Paris Review, ISSUE 44, FALL 1968.

VIDEO STILL OF ISAAC BASHEVIS SINGER, BY TETSUO KOGAWA, 1977.