A Most Dangerous Method by John Kerr audiobook

A Most Dangerous Method: The Story of Jung, Freud, & Sabina Spielrein

By John Kerr
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Blackstone Publishing, Blackstone Publishing
22.72 Hours Unabridged
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In 1907 Sigmund Freud and Carl Gustav Jung began what promised to be both a momentous collaboration and the deepest friendship of each man’s life. Six years later they were bitter antagonists, locked in a savage struggle that was as much personal and emotional as it was theoretical and professional. In between them stood a young woman named Sabina Spielrein, who had been both patient and lover to Jung and colleague and confidante to Freud before going on to become an innovative psychoanalyst herself. Drawing on years of research (and a cache of recently discovered documents), this mesmerizing book reconstructs the fatal triangle of Freud, Jung, and Spielrein. It encompasses clinical method and politics, hysteria and anti-Semitism, sexual duplicity and intellectual brilliance wielded as blackmail. Learned, humane, and impossible to put down, A Most Dangerous Method is intellectual history with the narrative power and emotional impact of great tragedy.

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Summary

Summary

In 1907 Sigmund Freud and Carl Gustav Jung began what promised to be both a momentous collaboration and the deepest friendship of each man’s life. Six years later they were bitter antagonists, locked in a savage struggle that was as much personal and emotional as it was theoretical and professional. In between them stood a young woman named Sabina Spielrein, who had been both patient and lover to Jung and colleague and confidante to Freud before going on to become an innovative psychoanalyst herself. Drawing on years of research (and a cache of recently discovered documents), this mesmerizing book reconstructs the fatal triangle of Freud, Jung, and Spielrein. It encompasses clinical method and politics, hysteria and anti-Semitism, sexual duplicity and intellectual brilliance wielded as blackmail. Learned, humane, and impossible to put down, A Most Dangerous Method is intellectual history with the narrative power and emotional impact of great tragedy.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Kerr has written a fascinating history of psychoanalysis focusing on its origin as a clinical method of psychotherapy.” Library Journal
“This exciting study sheds much new light on the vexed Jung-Freud partnership and on the current status of psychoanalysis.” Publishers Weekly
“Kerr is clever and thorough, ingenious and reasonable. He orders an enormous amount of material…His overall picture is convincing and in many ways highly surprising.” Independent (London)
“Both a superb cultural history and a gripping narrative…A model—and daring—work…Anyone interested in the life of the mind will be richer for reading it.” San Francisco Chronicle

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Author

Author Bio: John Kerr

Author Bio: John Kerr

John Kerr was trained as a clinical psychologist at New York University. He is an editor at the Analytic Press, a scholarly press specializing in works on psychoanalysis, and was coeditor and a contributor to Freud and the History of Psychoanalysis. He divides his time between Boston and New York City.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 22.72
Audience: Adult
Language: English