Life Against Death: The Psychoanalytical Meaning of History

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Wesleyan University Press, 1985 - History - 366 pages
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Life Against Death cannot fail to shock, if it is taken personally; for it is a book which does not aim at eventual reconciliation with the views of common sense.
 

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I have no idea why this book does not get more play. It is of course a bit dated and perhaps a bit misguided in its move towards 'polymorphous perversity' as the overcoming of repression. That being ... Read full review

Contents

EROS
21
DEATH
75
The Ambiguities of Sublimation
137
xn Apollo and Dionysus
157
STUDIES IN ANALITY
177
x1v The Protestant Era
202

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NORMAN O. BROWN is Professor Emeritus of Humanities at the University of California at Santa Cruz. He is also the author of Hermes the Thief: The Evolution of a Myth, Hesiod's Theogony, Love's Body and Closing Time. His most recent book, Apocalypse and / or Metamorphosis, completes a trilogy which includes Life Against Death and Love's Body.

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