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 by way of the author.
Praise for the second one version:
“Young-Bruehl’s description of 1 of the main complicated yet awesome lighting fixtures in psychoanalytic background has stood as a beacon to scholars of psychoanalytic history. it's the top such a lot conscientiously crafted biography of any psychoanalyst and it illuminates the whole culture with a readability that in simple terms the exploration of the lifetime of the daughter of the founding father of the stream may be able to provide. it's a fantastically written insightful and remarkably edifying piece of work. the simplest has simply acquired better.”-- Peter Fonagy, Freud Memorial Professor of Psychoanalysis, college collage London
Praise for the 1st Edition:
“A gem of biographical writing. . . .”―Ron Grossman, Chicago Tribune
“Lucid, erudite, rapidly authoritative, Elisabeth Young-Bruehl . . . has given us the perception into personality that makes biography an art.”―James Atlas
Elisabeth Young-Bruehl is a school member on the Columbia middle for Psychoanalytic education and learn and a practising psychoanalyst in Manhattan. She lives in manhattan and Toronto.
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Anna Freud: A Biography, Second Edition by Elisabeth Young-Bruehl