Anna Freud A Biography, Second Edition Elisabeth Young-Bruehl

Format:
Paperback
Publication date:
01 Oct 2008
ISBN:
9780300140231
Imprint:
Yale University Press
Dimensions:
576 pages: 210 x 140 x 33mm
Illustrations:
41 b-w illus.

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This edition of Elisabeth Young-Bruehl's definitive biography of pioneering child analyst Anna Freud includes—among other new features—a major retrospective introduction by the author.

 

Praise for the Second Edition:

“Young-Bruehl’s description of one of the most complex but brilliant lights in psychoanalytic history has stood as a beacon to students of psychoanalytic history.  It is the best most carefully crafted biography of any psychoanalyst and it illuminates the entire tradition with a clarity that only the exploration of the life of the daughter of the founder of the movement could possibly provide.  It is a beautifully written insightful and remarkably edifying piece of work.  The best has just got better.”-- Peter Fonagy, Freud Memorial Professor of Psychoanalysis, University College London

 

Praise for the First Edition:

“A gem of biographical writing. . . .”—Ron Grossman, Chicago Tribune

 

“Lucid, erudite, briskly authoritative, Elisabeth Young-Bruehl . . . has given us the insight into character that makes biography an art.”—James Atlas

 

Elisabeth Young-Bruehl is a faculty member at the Columbia Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research and a practicing psychoanalyst in Manhattan.  She lives in New York and Toronto.

 

 

Elisabeth Young-Bruehl is a faculty member at the Columbia Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research and a practicing psychoanalyst in Manhattan.  She lives in New York and Toronto.

“Young-Bruehl’s description of one of the most complex but brilliant lights in psychoanalytic history has stood as a beacon to students of psychoanalytic history. It is the best most carefully crafted biography of any psychoanalyst and it illuminates the entire tradition with a clarity that only the exploration of the life of the daughter of the founder of the movement could possibly provide. It is a beautifully written insightful and remarkably edifying piece of work. The best has just got better.”—Peter Fonagy, Freud Memorial Professor of Psychoanalysis, University College London


"This book is still . . . the gold standard of biographies of thinkers in the psychoanalytic tradition and thus continues to merit a place among the best. . . . Libraries . . . will want this volume . . . required reading for those interested in . . . psychological thought and practices . . ."— Choice