A Most Dangerous Method: The Story of Jung, Freud, and Sabina Spielrein

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Feb 23, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 624 pages
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“Has all the elements of a juicy novel . . . riveting. . . . Reudite and elegant.” —Newsday

NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE, Direcetd by Dabid Cronenbertg and STARRING KEIRA KNIGHTLY, VIGGO MORENSEN, MICHAEL FASSBENDER, and VINCENT CASSEL
 
In 1907, Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung began what promised to be both a momentous collaboration and the deepest friendship of each man’s life. Six years later they were bitter antagonists, locked in a savage struggle that was as much personal and emotional as it was theoretical and professional. Between them stood a young woman named Sabina Spielrein, who had been both patient and lover to Jung and colleague and confidante to Freud before going on to become an innovative psychoanalyst herself.

With the narrative power and emotional impact of great tragedy, A Dangerous Method is impossible to put down.
 

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A MOST DANGEROUS METHOD: The Story of Jung, Freud, and Sabina Spielrein

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A solid new interpretation of the short-lived but oft-analyzed collaboration between Freud and Jung, in which the mysterious Sabina Spielrein figures prominently. Using Spielrein's correspondence and ... Read full review

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Spielrein, one of the first women psychoanalysts, was Jung's patient, student, and lover; later, she was Freud's colleague in Vienna. Her diary and letters were previously discussed in Aldo Carotenuto ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
3
Her Fathers Hand
19
A Psychiatric Monastery
39
Jungs Test Case
61
The Organic Untruthfulness of Woman
75
The Rise of the Zurich School
105
Jung and Freud
129
The Science of Fairy Tales
158
I4 On Transformation
349
The Death of a Friendship
388
The Rest Is Silence
416
The History of the Psychoanalytic Movement
441
In Search of a Great Destiny
478
Afterword
508
39
516
105
525

Sexual and Psychological Researches
193
America and the Core Complex
235
The House with Two Skulls
263
The International Psychoanalytic Association
280
The Spiritual Trend in Psychoanalysis
296
The Dying and Resurgent
319
19
337
158
533
235
540
263
546
Bibliographical Essay
571
Index
593
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John Kerr (1950–2016) is best known for writing A Most Dangerous Method, a book that became the basis for a play and a movie. Kerr was trained as a clinical psychologist at New York University. He was an editor at The Analytic Press, a scholarly press specializing in works on psychoanalysis, and was coeditor and a contributor to Freud and the History of Psychoanalysis. He died in Portland, Maine at age 66.

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