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In the Freud Archives Surprisingly given the rather strange and narrow topic , a fascinating book not just on Freud, but on academic narcissism and on the psychology of heresy Includes An Afterword By The Author In The Freud Archives Tells The Story Of An Unlikely Encounter Among Three Men K R Eissler, The Venerable Doyen Of Psychoanalysis Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson, A Flamboyant, Restless Forty Two Year Old Sanskrit Scholar Turned Psychoanalyst Turned Virulent Anti Freudian And Peter Swales, A Mischievous Thirty Five Year Old Former Assistant To The Rolling Stones And Self Taught Freud Scholar At The Center Of Their Oedipal Drama Are The Sigmund Freud Archives Founded, Headed, And Jealously Guarded By Eissler Whose Sealed Treasure Gleams And Beckons To The Community Of Freud Scholarship As If It Were The Rhine Gold.Janet Malcolm S Fascinating Book First Appeared Some Twenty Years Ago, When It Was Immediately Recognized As A Rare And Remarkable Work Of Nonfiction A Story Of Infatuation And Disappointment, Betrayal And Revenge, In The Freud Archives Is Essentially A Comedy But The Powerful Presence Of Freud Himself And The Harsh Bracing Air Of His Ideas About Unconscious Life Hover Over The Narrative And Give It A Tragic Dimension. At root, the three insufferable, pedantic Freud scholars at the heart of Janet Malcolm s slim but riveting account engage in a highbrow hissy fit that differs from a modern day Twitter feud only a little bit Rather than snarky 140 character subtweeting, the principals write novella length letters at each other whose basic message boils down to You hurt my feelings This book is less than 160 pages but felt twice as long, so exhausted was I at these insecure windbags.And yet, Malcolm s cool, b At root, the three insufferable, pedantic Freud scholars at the heart of Janet Malcolm s slim but riveting account engage in a highbrow hissy fit that differs from a modern day Twitter feud only a little bit Rather than snarky 140 character subtweeting, the principals write novella length letters at each other whose basic message boils down to You hurt my feelings This book is less than 160 pages but felt twice as long, so exhausted was I at these insecure windbags.And yet, Malcolm s cool, brutally observant prose makes this otherwise cloistered debate about the true motives of Sigmund Freud s abandonment of his infamous seduction theory and who would gain the access to tell that story seem like the most consequential thing in the world.This book is also worth reading because it forms a delicious daresay Freudian subtext to readers of her industry classic The Journalist You have allowed me, in a show of great confidence, to go through your cupboard A very interesting book, full of twists and turns and drama queens masquerading as Freud scholars Also, it was quite funny in parts Ultimately I felt like it was maybe too harsh on Masson and not critical enough of Eissler I found Eissler s nature to protect Freud s legacy very suspect And I was never convinced that Masson s theories were wrong at least we can safely say his main point is blatantly correct, noYou have allowed me, in a show of great confidence, to go through your cupboard A very interesting book, full of twists and turns and drama queens masquerading as Freud scholars Also, it was quite funny in parts Ultimately I felt like it was maybe too harsh on Masson and not critical enough of Eissler I found Eissler s nature to protect Freud s legacy very suspect And I was never convinced that Masson s theo A book that surprised me and my first introduction to Janet Malcolm, who became one of my favourite writers In the Freud Archives is a kind of family romance an account of hopes, histories, filial affections given and betrayed, legacies despoiled, and savagely incestuous in fighting amongst the intellectual heirs of Freud Malcolm grew up in the world of 1950s and early 60s psychoanalysis, a world where remember Woody Allen s early routines Freudian theory was taken as a given and edu A book that surprised me and my first introduction to Janet Malcolm, who became one of my favourite writers In the Freud Archives is a kind of family romance an account of hopes, histories, filial affections given and betrayed, legacies despoiled, and savagely incestuous in fighting amongst the intellectual heirs of Freud Malcolm grew up in the world of 1950s and early 60s psychoanalysis, a world where remember Woody Allen s early routines Freudian theory was taken as a given and educated upper middle class New Yorkers took their analysts to be family oracles Her account of the internecine battles over Freud s legacy is about not Fun I mean, certainly not of interest to everyone, but if you ve ever given half a shit about Freud which you should and if the idea of reading about a bunch of lunatic analysts and deranged academic infighting doesn t actively turn you off, I definitely recommend In the Freud Archives Also, it might enhance enjoyment if you ve got ties to Berkeley or Manhattan There is an Oscar winning screenplay waiting to be plucked from these pages Helen Mirren will get best supporting actress for h Fun I mean, certainly not of interest to everyone, but if you ve ever given half a shit about Freud which you should and if the idea of reading about a bunch of lunatic analysts and deranged academic infighting doesn t actively turn you off, I One of my favorite books of all time Janet Malcolm writes with a poison pen, but sees with extreme lucidity She is a searchlight in a greenhouse, withering whatever catches her attention Here, she turns her vision on a favorite subject the world of psychoanalysis A controversy between a trio of psychoanalysts becomes an exploration of ambition, intellectual obsession, the practice of and institutions around psychoanalysis, the problems of historyThe subject of the conflict is the birth o One of my favorite books of all time Janet Malcolm writes with a poison pen, but sees with extreme lucidity She is a searchlight An account of how some scholars fell out.I found this book interesting for the first few pages, but overall it was pretty dull. En skikkelig thriller og page turner som foreg r i milj et rundt de delvis hemmeligholdte Freud arkivene Journalistisk sakprosa mesterlig skrevet av Janet Malcolm. Were I to rate a book solely in terms of readability and interest, this one would get a five The topic, J.M Masson s dispute with the Freud Archives, however, is of less than world historical importance Having had some exposure to the psychoanalytic community while studying depth psychology in NYC and having read Masson s book on the affair, Assault on the Truth, I found it fascinating, reading it cover to cover in a single sitting Now I want to go ahead and readof Masson and Swales on Were I to rate a book solely in terms of readability and interest, this one would get a five The topic, J.M Masson s dispute with the Freud Archives, however, is of less than world historical importance Having had some exposure to the psychoanalytic community while studying depth psychology in NYC and having read Masson s book on the affair, Assault on the Truth, I found it fascinating, reading it cover to cover in a single sitting Now I want to go ahead and readof Masson and Swales on psychoanalysis.The dispute around which this book centers was primarily caused by Archive Director Masson s claim to the NY Times that Freud had suppressed evidence about the etiological importance


About the Author: Janet Malcolm

Janet Malcolm is a journalist, biographer, collagist, and staff writer at The New Yorker She is the author ofIn the Freud ArchivesandThe Crime of Sheila McGough , as well as biographies of Gertrude Stein, Sylvia Plath, and Anton Chekhov.The Modern Library chose her controversial bookThe Journalist and the Murdererwith its infamous first line as one of the 100 best non fiction Janet Malcolm is a journalist, biographer, collagist, and staff writer at The New Yorker She is the author ofIn the Freud ArchivesandThe Crime of Sheila McGough , as well as biographies of Gertrude Stein, Sylvia Plath, and Anton Chekhov.The Modern Library chose her controversial bookThe Journalist and the Murdererwith its infamous first line as one of the 100 best non fiction works of the 20th century.Her most recent book isForty one False Starts


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