Has Freud been seriously misunderstood? Do the standard translations distort his thought and conceal his profound humanism?Indeed, have psychoanalysts - Freud's 'ministers of souls' - become mere medical technicians? Bruno Bettelheim's brilliantly argued polemic cuts through the myths in order to reveal the real Freud - a greater, more passionate but also a far more disturbing figure than he is usually portrayed.'There have long been rumblings about the inadequacy of English translations of Freud Bruno Bettelheim's new book is the most powerful blast yet, and its reverberations will not soon die away. Much of his attack is clearly justified.' Times Educational Supplement
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Has Sigmund Freud been seriously misunderstood? Do standard translations serve only to distort his thought and conceal a profound humanism? Bettelheim cuts through the myths to reveal a greater, more passionate and also far more disturbing figure than he is usually portrayed.Review:
"VITAL...an eloquent attempt to reclaim Freud's reputation in America." THE NEW YORK TIMES
"Lucid and provocative." THE LOS ANGELES TIMES BOOK REVIEW"
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Book Description HarperCollins Distribution Ser, 1985. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110006540627