Identity's Architect: A Biography of Erik H. Erikson

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Harvard University Press, 2000 - Biography & Autobiography - 592 pages
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Identity's Architect is the first comprehensive biography of Erik Erikson, postwar America's most influential psychological thinker, who decisively reshaped our views of human development.

Drawing on private materials and extensive interviews, award-winning historian Lawrence J. Friedman illuminates the relationship between Erikson's personal life and his groundbreaking notion of the life cycle and the identity crisis. A decade in the making, this book is indispensable for anyone who hopes to understand fully the life and intellectual legacy of one of the most significant figures of our time.

  

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Identity's architect: a biography of Erik H. Erikson

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A voice of hope amidst the pathologists of psychoanalysis, Erikson was committed to describing people's minds in a healthy state. In this complex, nicely rendered biography, Friedman draws a fine ... Read full review

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Everyone who was in college in the 1960's read Erikson. And having more recently read Robert Coles on Erikson's work followed by Erikson's daughter's "In the Shadow of Fame", I wanted to read ... Read full review

Contents

I
15
II
19
III
27
IV
59
V
103
VI
149
VII
199
VIII
243
X
365
XI
419
XII
457
XIII
479
XIV
483
XV
487
XVI
569
Copyright

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About the author (2000)

Friedman is professor of history at Indiana University. He directs the Indiana Arts and Humanities Forum and is an activist for the rights of minorities, scholars, and the mentally ill.

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