PSYCHOANALYSIS OBSERVED by Charles-Ed. Rycroft

PSYCHOANALYSIS OBSERVED

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Originally planned as the last volume in the Objections series, but apparently not considered as objecting enough, this offbeat little British import comments on various faces of the art? science? religion? of psychoanalysis. Charles Rycroft sets the tone with his ""Causes and Meanings"" with psychoanalytic ground rules and psychoanalysis as a biological theory of meaning; Geoffrey Gorer explores ""PsychoanalYsis in the World""--the cultural setting and exponent; Anthony Storr pursues ""The Concept of Cure""--a reconnection with instinct; John Wren-Lewis proclaims ""Love's Coming of Age"" and the contribution psychoanalysis can make to man's growing self-confidence (as against metaphysical moral sadism making him small); Peter Lomas pleads for relatedness between Freudian and existential schools. Wayside commentary for the professional.

Pub Date: April 7th, 1967
Publisher: Coward-McCann