The death of Sigmund Freud : fascism, psychoanalysis and the rise of fundamentalism /
Mark Edmundson.
London : Bloomsbury, 2007.
276 p. ; 24 cm.
0747586071 (hbk.), 9780747586074 (hbk.)
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London : Bloomsbury, 2007.
0747586071 (hbk.)
9780747586074 (hbk.)
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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'A stylish, erudite piece of rhetoric'
'By tracing the intersecting stories of Sigmund Freud and Adolph Hitler in the days before World War II, Mark Edmundson sheds a fresh light on one of the most pressing questions of our day: the allure of fundamentalist politics and the threat it poses to the values of civilization. The Death of Sigmund Freud is a bracing, brilliant, and urgent book.'
'Incisive...;Edmundson's an engaging teacher, earnest, knowledgeable, witty'
Praise for WHY READ?
'The Death of Sigmund Freud is a story about just how confused we are by our craving for authority. In Edmundson's riveting book Freud becomes at once more remarkable as a writer, and more ordinary as a person, a figure to be reckoned with rather than to revere. There has not been a better book on why Freud might matter now - and on why culture-heroes matter at all - for a very long time.'
'Why Read? is an encomium to literature and reading, a passionate argument...;Edmundson is dead on target...; [His language] is eloquent'
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A dramatic narrative of Freud's last two years, when he fled Nazi-occupied Vienna for London. Mark Edmundson traces Hitler and Freud's oddly converging lives. He probes Freud's ideas about secular death, and also about the rise of fascism and fundamentalism at a time when religious fundamentalism is once again shaping world events.

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