Archive for the 'Books' Category

A New Website Tells the Stories of Over 4,000 Lynchings in the United States

Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

Click Here to Read: A New Website Tells the Stories of Over 4,000 Lynchings in the United States: The Equal Justice Initiative, with the support of Google, launched an online interactive that visualizes lynchings from the Civil War to World War II in 20 American states by Allison Meier on the HyperAllergic website on June 16, 2017.

Lynching in America: Confronting the Legacy of Racial Terror (screenshot by the author for Hyperallergic)

Click Here to Read About and Purchase : On The Pleasures of Owning Persons: The Hidden Face of  American Slavery by Volney Gay on IPBooks.net

Consciousness: Who’s at the Wheel?

Monday, June 19th, 2017

Click Here to Read: Consciousness: Who’s at the Wheel? Riccardo Manzotti and Tim Parks on the New York Review of Books Daily website on June 17, 2017.

Putting Profits Ahead of Patients

Monday, June 19th, 2017

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Click Here to Read: Putting Profits Ahead of Patients by Jerome Groopman and Pamela Hartzband The New York ReEview of Books in the July 13, 2017 Issue.

Shrink-wrapped

Saturday, June 17th, 2017

Click Here to Read: Shrink-wrapped by Andrew Scull in the Times Literary Supplement on June 8, 2017.

“Brainscape 17” (etching and aquatint), 2006, by Susan Aldworth
© Susan Aldworth/Bridgeman Images

The North’s Role in Supplying the South with Confederate Monuments

Saturday, June 17th, 2017

Click Here to Read: The North’s Role in Supplying the South with Confederate Monuments: Confederate monuments would not exist in such large numbers without mass production, which, in the wake of the Civil War, took place more often in the North than in the South.
by Lola Arellano-Fryer on the HyperAllergic website on June 14th, 2017.

Click Here to Read About and Purchase: On The Pleasures of Owning Persons: The Hidden Face of American Slavery by Volney Gay on IPbooks.

Top 10 books about psychoanalysis

Monday, June 12th, 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 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

The Anti-Semitism of Henry Adams

Sunday, June 11th, 2017

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Click Here to Read: The Inevitable Issue: Adams and Anti-Semitism By Jill Abramson in The New York Times on December 7, 2007.

Click To Here To Read:  The Real Education of Henry Adams by Richard A. Samuelson.

Click Here to Read:  Henry Adams on Writer’s Wednesday.

 

Getting Even: To keep up with the New York Intellectuals, Diana Trilling forgot—and forgave—nothing

Saturday, June 10th, 2017

Click Here to Read: Getting Even: To keep up with the New York Intellectuals, Diana Trilling forgot—and forgave—nothing.
By Vivian Gornick in the Nation Magazine on June 1, 2017.

Diana Trilling (Thomas Victor)

Pre-Order Now from IPBooks: Sigmund Freud: Climate of Opinion and Not Knowing Knowing Not Knowing

Saturday, June 10th, 2017

 

Click Here to Read about and Pre-Order: Sigmund Freud: Climate of Opinion, Edited and With Introudction by Irene Willis.

Click Here to Read about and Pre-Order: Not Knowing Knowing Not Knowing: Festschrift in Honor of Shmuel Ehlich, edited By Mira Erlich-Ginor .

Massive Freud Collection for Sale

Wednesday, June 7th, 2017

Click Here to Read: Massive Freud Collection for Sale By Barbara Basbanes Richter on the Biblio Blog website.

Psychoanalysis: Perspectives on a Thought Collective More Selected Papers of Arnold D. Richards, Volume 2 Edited By Arthur A Lynch

Tuesday, June 6th, 2017

Click Here to Read: Blurb for Psychoanalysis: Perspectives on a Thought Collective More Selected Papers of Arnold D. Richards, Volume 2  Edited By Arthur A Lynch, written Arthur Lynch.

The Abortion Battlefield

Monday, June 5th, 2017

The Women’s March, Washington, D.C., January 2017

Click Here to Read:  The Abortion Battlefield by Marcia Angell in The New York Review of Books June 22, 2017 Issue.

My Virginia Woolf Doll

Monday, June 5th, 2017

Click Here to Read: My Virginia Woolf Doll: Published 100 years ago this month, ‘To the Lighthouse’ still shines as a beacon for writer Daphne Merkin By Daphne Merkin on the Tablet website on May 30, 2017.

In Writing by Adam Phillips

Monday, June 5th, 2017

Click Here to Read: In Writing by Adam Phillips review – the psychoanalyst as unreliable narrator: Adam Phillips’s diverse, probing essays on writers and writing are like ‘little gatherings of like minds’ by Tim Adams on the Guardian website on June 5, 2017.

‘There is at least as much circling doubt as adamantine certainty in his approach’: Adam Phillips, photographed at his home in Notting Hill in west London. Photograph: Richard Saker for the Observe.

Seneca on True and False Friendship

Thursday, June 1st, 2017

Click Here to Read:  Seneca on True and False Friendship: “Ponder for a long time whether you shall admit a given person to your friendship; but when you have decided to admit him, welcome him with all your heart and soul.” by Maria Popova on the Brain Pickings website on May 19, 2017

China’s Astounding Religious Revival

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

Worshipers at the Tibetan Buddhist Lama Temple in central Beijing, March 2014

Click Here to Read: China’s Astounding Religious Revival: review of The Souls of China: The Return of Religion After Mao by Ian Johnson Reviewed by Roderick MacFarquhar in the New York Review of Books in the June 8, 2017 Issue.

Refusing Marcuse: 50 Years After One-Dimensional Man

Monday, May 29th, 2017

Click Here Read: Refusing Marcuse: 50 Years After One-Dimensional Man by Stephen Whitfield on the Dissent website in Fall 2014.

Herbert Marcuse in Newton, Massachusetts, 1955 (Wikimedia Commons)

Saul Steinberg’s View of the World

Monday, May 29th, 2017

Click Here to Read: Saul Steinberg’s View of the World by Chris Ware in the New York Review of Books Daily on May 26, 2017.

Saul Steinberg: New York Moonlight, 1974-1981; The Saul Steinberg Foundation

When Freud and Einstein Tried to Answer an Age-old Question: Why War?

Saturday, May 27th, 2017

Click Here to Read: When Freud and Einstein Tried to Answer an Age-old Question: Why War? Einstein and Freud, two genius ‘godless Jews,’ had a profound exchange that marked a turning point in the history of human thought By Eran Rolnik on the Ha’aretz website on May 25, 2017.

Freud and Einstein (illustration). Eran Wolkowski

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…)