Anna Freud: A Biography, Second Edition by Elisabeth Young-Bruehl

By Elisabeth Young-Bruehl

This version of Elisabeth Young-Bruehl's definitive biography of pioneering baby analyst Anna Freud includes―among different new features―a significant retrospective creation through the author.


Praise for the second one version:

“Young-Bruehl’s description of 1 of the main complicated yet impressive lighting in psychoanalytic background has stood as a beacon to scholars of psychoanalytic history.  it's the most sensible such a lot conscientiously crafted biography of any psychoanalyst and it illuminates the complete culture with a readability that purely the exploration of the lifetime of the daughter of the founding father of the flow may be able to provide.  it's a superbly written insightful and remarkably edifying piece of work.  the easiest has simply obtained better.”-- Peter Fonagy, Freud Memorial Professor of Psychoanalysis, college university London


Praise for the 1st Edition:

“A gem of biographical writing. . . .”―Ron Grossman, Chicago Tribune


“Lucid, erudite, quickly authoritative, Elisabeth Young-Bruehl . . . has given us the perception into personality that makes biography an art.”―James Atlas


Elisabeth Young-Bruehl is a college member on the Columbia heart for Psychoanalytic education and study and a working towards psychoanalyst in Manhattan.  She lives in big apple and Toronto.



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