Archive for the 'Obituaries' Category

Kenneth Newman, psychoanalyst and mentor, dies at 81

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016

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Click Here to Read:  Kenneth Newman, psychoanalyst and mentor, dies at 81 by Kate Marshall Dole in the Chicago Tribune on July 25, 2016.

John M. Kerr (1950-2016)

Saturday, July 23rd, 2016

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Click Here to Read:  John M. Kerr Obituary in the Portland Press Herald.

Click Here to Read:  Writer’s Wednesday: John Kerr on this website.

Bluegrass legend Ralph Stanley dead at 89

Wednesday, July 6th, 2016

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Click Here to Read: Bluegrass legend Ralph Stanley dead at 89 By Hiram Lee on nTHe World Socialist Websit eon July 6, 2016.

Ralph Stanley in 2006 (Photo credit: Larry Miller)

The Humble Nobility of Elie Wiesel

Wednesday, July 6th, 2016

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Click Here to Read: The Humble Nobility of Elie Wiesel by Bernard-Henri Lévy: on the Algemeiner website on July 5, 2016.

The late Elie Wiesel. Photo: Wikipedia.

Horacio Etchegoyen 1919-2016

Tuesday, July 5th, 2016

EtchegoyenE’ morto all’età di 97 anni Horacio Etchegoyen, argentino, psicoanalista di fama mondiale, noto in Italia soprattutto per “I fondamenti della psicoanalisi” pubblicato da Astrolabio. Analizzato negli anni ’40 da Heinrich Racker (negli anni ’60 fece poi una seconda analisi a Londra con Donald Meltzer), fu supervisionato da analisti del calibro di Enrique Pichon Rivière, León Grinberg, e José Bleger, rimanendo poi attivo come psicoanalista, di forte impronta kleiniana, per oltre 60 anni. Con lui perdiamo uno psicoanalista che ha fatto la storia della psicoanalisi, uomo e intellettuale di prima grandezza.

Click Here to Read: Horacio Etchegoyn on Wikipedia.

Remembering Elie Wiesel: A Tribute from a Friend and Disciple

Monday, July 4th, 2016

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Click Here to Read:  Remembering Elie Wiesel: A Tribute from a Friend and Disciple: The Holocaust survivor, Nobel laureate, author, activist, dead at 87 By Menachem Z. Rosensaft on the Tablet website on July 2, 2016.

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Elie Wiesel, Nobel Peace Prize laureate and renowned Holocaust survivor, dies at 87

Sunday, July 3rd, 2016

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Click Here to Read: Elie Wiesel, Nobel Peace Prize laureate and renowned Holocaust survivor, dies at 87 Author and human rights activist made perpetuating the memory of the Shoah his life’s work.
By Ronen Shnidman on the Haaretz website on July 02, 2016.

Click Here to Read: Newly Unearthed Version of Elie Wiesel’s Seminal Work Is a Scathing Indictment of God, Jewish World: In Wiesel’s uncensored Hebrew ‘Night’ manuscript, unveiled here for the first time, the author expresses desire to take revenge on the Hungarians, (more…)

Michael Holquist (1935-2016)

Friday, July 1st, 2016

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Click Here to Read:  J. Mchael Holquist Obituary in The New York Times on June 26, 2014.

Click Here to Read: Michael Holquist: Comparative Literature and Slavic Yale University on the Society of Senior Researchers page on the Columbia University website.

Click Here to Read: Increases in Perspective Embedding Increase Reading Time Even with Typical Text Presentation: Implications for the Reading of Literature by D. H. Whalen, Lisa Zunshine, and Michael Holquist in Frontiers in Psychology 24 November 2015. (more…)

Jerome S. Bruner, Who Shaped Understanding of the Young Mind, Dies at 100

Monday, June 13th, 2016

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Click Here to Read: Jerome S. Bruner, Who Shaped Understanding of the Young Mind, Dies at 100
By Benedict Carey in The New York Times on June 8, 2016.

Jerome S. Bruner in 1983. His work helped break behaviorism’s hold on the study of the mind.CreditSue Klemens/Associated Press

Billy Crystal at Muhammad Ali funeral: I was his Jewish ‘little brother’

Saturday, June 11th, 2016

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Click Here to Read: Billy Crystal at Muhammad Ali funeral: I was his Jewish ‘little  brother’ Comedian reveals how The Greatest helped him raise funds for a Hebrew U. peace theater group, quit a sports club that didn’t accept Jews by Times of Israel Staff in the Times of Israel on June 11, 2016.

Comedian Billy Crystal imitates Muhammad Ali during his memorial service, Friday, June 10, 2016, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Prince (1958-2016)

Wednesday, April 27th, 2016

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Click Here to Read: Prince (1958-2016) By Hiram Lee on the World Socialist Web Site on April 27, 2016.

Prince, Photo Credit: Scott Penner

Malcolm J. Hoffs 1937 – 2016

Friday, April 1st, 2016

Click Here to Read: Malcolm J. Hoffs 1937 – 2016 in The Los Angeles Times on February 27, 2016.

Hilary Putnam, Giant of Modern Philosophy, Dies at 89

Monday, March 21st, 2016

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Click Here to Read:  Hilary Putnam, Giant of Modern Philosophy, Dies at 89 By Bruce Weber in The New York Times on March 17, 2016.

Click Here to Read:  Hilary Putnam on Wikipedia.

Click Here To Read:  Reason, Truth, and History by Hilary Putman on the Internet Archive website.

Hilary Putnam, an American philosopher known for his broad thinking, vivid arguments and willingness to change his mind. CreditJohn Goodman

Umberto Eco, 84, Best-Selling Academic Who Navigated Two Worlds, Dies

Sunday, February 21st, 2016

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Click Here to Read:  Umberto Eco, 84, Best-Selling Academic Who Navigated Two Worlds, Dies By Jonathan Kandell in The New York Times on February 19, 2016.

Umberto Eco in Bologna, Italy, last year. As a semiotician, Mr. Eco studied signs and symbols.CreditRoberto Serra/Iguana Press, via Getty Images.

Muriel Dimen

Sunday, February 14th, 2016

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Click Here to Read:  Lapsus Linguae, or a Slip of the Tongue?: A Sexual Violation in an Analytic Treatment and Its Personal and Theoretical Aftermath by Muriel Dimen, Ph.D. (2011). in Contemporary Psychoanalysis, 47:35-79.

My beloved mentor, guide, inspiration and teacher, Muriel Dimen, passed away this morning. She left us after a short battle with cancer that was stronger than her will to live.

Muriel was a trailblazer, she bravely opened up avenues of progress in our field.  Most recently, in an honest and brave article on sexual boundary violations, she held up the mirror and asked us to look hard and close.  (I am attaching the article). In many of her (more…)

EDITH KURZWEIL 1924 – 2016

Saturday, February 6th, 2016

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Dear, dear friends and family of Edith Kurzweil,

It is with the greatest of sadness that we write with sorrowful news. Our mother passed away peacefully today, Saturday February 6, 2016, four days after a stroke. To the very end, she was in great shape and high spirits, and, as ever, intellectually nimble. (She had workout sessions and opera plans scheduled for the following week.)

Please join us if you can for the funeral service. The brief ceremony will be held this Tuesday, February 9, at 11:15am, at Riverside Memorial Chapel, 180 West 76th Street (on Amsterdam Ave. at the corner of 76th Street).  (more…)

An Acknowledgment of Dr. Donald Meyers by Arlene Kramer Richards and Lucille Spira

Monday, January 18th, 2016

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An Acknowledgment of Dr. Donald Meyers

It is with much regret that we acknowledge the passing of Donald Meyers, M.D. Over the past year we had several contacts with Dr. Meyers as we sought his permission to dedicate Myths of Mighty Women to Helen Meyers, M.D., his wife. His graciousness and support touched both of us, as did the loving way he spoke about her when he gave his permission for us to honor her. Reflectively, and with feeling, he said, “Indeed she was a mighty women.”

After asking what he could do to help us with our book, following our suggestion, he immediately agreed to write (more…)

David Bowie Dies at 69; a Chameleon in Music, Art and Fashion

Monday, January 11th, 2016

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Click Here to Read: Beat Godfather Meets Glitter Mainman William Burroughs, say hello to David Bowie By Craig Copetas in Rolling Stone Magazine on February 28, 1974.

Click Here to Read: Nothing Remains: David Bowie’s Vision of Love By Simon Critchley in The New York Times on January 11, 2016

Click Here to Read: David Bowie’s “Lazarus” Video Is a Haunting Farewell by Carey Dunne on the HyperAllergic blog on January 11, 2016.

Click Here to Read: David Bowie Dies at 69; a Chameleon in Music, Art and Fashion By Jon Pareles in the New York Times on Janary 11, 2016. (more…)

Robert Spitzer, Psychiatrist Who Set Rigorous Standards for Diagnosis, Dies at 83

Sunday, December 27th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Robert Spitzer, Psychiatrist Who Set Rigorous Standards for Diagnosis, Dies at 83 By Benedict Carey in The New York Times on December 26, 2015.

Dr. Robert L. Spitzer was a major architect of the modern classification of mental illnesses in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. Creditz: Alex di Suvero for The New York Times

Professor John Forrester (25 August 1949 – 24 November 2015)

Wednesday, November 25th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Professor John Forrester (25 August 1949 – 24 November 2015) on the University of Cambridge websxite.