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The Resource Freud in his time and ours, Élisabeth Roudinesco ; translated by Catherine Porter

Freud in his time and ours, Élisabeth Roudinesco ; translated by Catherine Porter

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Freud in his time and ours
Title
Freud in his time and ours
Statement of responsibility
Élisabeth Roudinesco ; translated by Catherine Porter
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Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
Élisabeth Roudinesco offers a bold and modern reinterpretation of the iconic founder of psychoanalysis. Based on new archival sources, this is Freud's biography for the twenty-first century--a critical appraisal, at once sympathetic and impartial, of a genius greatly admired and yet greatly misunderstood in his own time and in ours. Roudinesco traces Freud's life from his upbringing as the eldest of eight siblings in a prosperous Jewish-Austrian household to his final days in London, a refugee of the Nazis' annexation of his homeland. She recreates the milieu of fin de siècle Vienna in the waning days of the Habsburg Empire--an era of extraordinary artistic innovation, given luster by such luminaries as Gustav Klimt, Stefan Zweig, and Gustav Mahler. In the midst of it all, at the modest residence of Berggasse 19, Freud pursued his clinical investigation of nervous disorders, blazing a path into the unplumbed recesses of human consciousness and desire. Yet this revolutionary who was overthrowing cherished notions of human rationality and sexuality was, in his politics and personal habits, in many ways conservative, Roudinesco shows. In his chauvinistic attitudes toward women, and in his stubborn refusal to acknowledge the growing threat of Hitler until it was nearly too late, even the analytically-minded Freud had his blind spots. Alert to his intellectual complexity--the numerous tensions in his character and thought that remained unresolved--Roudinesco ultimately views Freud less as a scientific thinker than as the master interpreter of civilization and culture.
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individual biography
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MH/DLC
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1944-
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Roudinesco, Elisabeth
Dewey number
  • 150.19/52092
  • B
Index
index present
LC call number
BF109.F74
LC item number
R6813 2016
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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1941-
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Porter, Catherine
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  • Freud, Sigmund
  • Psychoanalysts
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Austria
  • Austria
Label
Freud in his time and ours, Élisabeth Roudinesco ; translated by Catherine Porter
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "First published as Sigmund Freud en son temps et dans le notre"--Title page verso
  • Translated from the French
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part One. The life -- Beginnings -- Loves, tempests, ambitions -- The invention of psychoanalysis -- Part Two. The conquest -- The Belle Époque -- Disciples and dissidents -- The discovery of America -- The war of nations -- Part Three. At home -- Dark enlightenment -- Families, dogs, objects -- The art of the couch -- Among women -- Part Four. The final years -- Between fetish medicine and religion -- Facing Hitler -- Death at work
Control code
1701217
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 580 pages
Isbn
9780674659568
Lccn
2016013065
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1701217
  • (OCoLC)946032136
Label
Freud in his time and ours, Élisabeth Roudinesco ; translated by Catherine Porter
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "First published as Sigmund Freud en son temps et dans le notre"--Title page verso
  • Translated from the French
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part One. The life -- Beginnings -- Loves, tempests, ambitions -- The invention of psychoanalysis -- Part Two. The conquest -- The Belle Époque -- Disciples and dissidents -- The discovery of America -- The war of nations -- Part Three. At home -- Dark enlightenment -- Families, dogs, objects -- The art of the couch -- Among women -- Part Four. The final years -- Between fetish medicine and religion -- Facing Hitler -- Death at work
Control code
1701217
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 580 pages
Isbn
9780674659568
Lccn
2016013065
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1701217
  • (OCoLC)946032136

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