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A Dangerous Method
The Story of Jung, Freud and Sabina Spielrein
by John Kerr

RRP €11.99

A Dangerous Method
The Story of Jung, Freud and Sabina Spielrein
by Author Name John Kerr

Book details for title
List Price:11.99
Format: Paperback, 198 x 129mm, 624pp
Publication date: 01 Jan 2012
Publisher: Atlantic Books
ISBN-13: 9780857891785

Description

"In 1907, Sigmund Freud and Carl Gustav 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. In between them stood a young woman named Sabina Speilrein: a patient and lover to Jung, a colleague and confidante to Freud, and one of the greatest minds in modern psychiatry. This mesmerizing book reconstructs the fatal triangle of Freud, Jung and Spielrein. It encompasses clinical methods and politics, hysteria and anti-Semitism, sexual duplicity and intellectual brilliance wielded as blackmail. Learned, humane and impossible to put down, A Dangerous Method is intellectual history with the narrative power and emotional impact of great tragedy."

Reviews

'All the more powerful for its author's scholarly but nimble style' Observer 'Kerr tells the story of Spielrein's life with great narrative skill, and argues persuasively for the importance of her work... Should be read by anyone with an interest in the cultural history of the 20th century.' Mail on Sunday 'Has all the elements of a juicy novel... riveting... Kerr's style is erudite and elegant.' Newsday 'A huge scholarly work... Gripping.' New York Times Book Review