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Becoming Freud
The Making of a Psychoanalyst

Adam Phillips

Becoming Freud is the story of the young Freud—Freud up until the age of fifty—that incorporates all of Freud’s many misgivings about the art of biography. Freud invented a psychological treatment that involved the telling and revising of life stories, but he was himself skeptical of the writing of such stories. In this biography, Adam Phillips, whom the New Yorker calls “Britain’s foremost psychoanalytical writer,” emphasizes the largely and inevitably undocumented story of Freud’s earliest years as the oldest—and favored—son of Jewish immigrants from Eastern Europe and suggests that the psychoanalysis Freud invented was, among many other things, a psychology of the i...

Jewish Lives

2014   192 pp.   -   Cloth ISBN: 9780300158663  $25.00

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Babel in Zion
Jews, Nationalism, and Language Diversity in Palestine, 1920-1948
 



Charity
The Place of the Poor in the Biblical Tradition
 



The Clerics of Islam
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The Crusader States
 



Holy Resilience
The Bible's Traumatic Origins
 



The Politics of Religion in Early Modern France
 



Three Thousand Years of Hebrew Versification
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Cunegonde's Kidnapping
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Gandhi
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George Whitefield
America's Spiritual Founding Father
 



The Huguenots
 



Life After Faith
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Speed Limits
Where Time Went and Why We Have So Little Left
 



The Spirit of Buddhist Meditation
 



Journey of the Universe
 



The Experience of God
Being, Consciousness, Bliss
 



Revelation
A New Translation with Introduction and Commentary
 



David
The Divided Heart
 



Christians, Muslims, and Jesus
 



Preaching, Building, and Burying
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