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Freud: A Life for Our Time
Title:Freud: A Life for Our Time
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ISBN:0393328619
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Number of Pages:864
Category:Biography, Psychology, Non fiction, History, Philosophy, Psychoanalysis
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strong Norton celebrates the th anniversary of Freud s birth by reissuing Peter Gay s best selling biography featuring a new introduction strong, A biography of the greatest musical mind in Western history br br Mozart s unshakable hold on the public s consciousness can only be strengthened by historian and biographer Peter Gay s concise and deft look at the genius s life br br Mozart traces the development of the man whose life was a whirlwind of achievement and the composer who pushed every instrument to its limit and every genre of classical music into new realms, First published in em Weimar Culture em is one of the masterworks of Peter Gay s distinguished career A study of German culture between the two wars the book brilliantly traces the rise of the artistic literary and musical culture that bloomed ever so briefly in the s amid the chaos of Germany s tenuous post World War I democracy and crashed violently in the wake of Hitler s rise to power Despite the ephemeral nature of the Weimar democracy the influence of its culture was profound and far reaching ushering in a modern sensibility in the arts that dominated Western culture for most of the twentieth century Vivid and eminently readable em Weimar Culture em is the finest introduction for the casual reader and historian alike, In this poignant book a renowned historian tells of his youth as an assimilated anti religious Jew in Nazi Germany from to the story says Peter Gay of a poisoning and how I dealt with it With his customary eloquence and analytic acumen Gay describes his family the life they led and the reasons they did not emigrate sooner and he explores his own ambivalent feelings then and now toward Germany and the Germans br Gay relates that the early years of the Nazi regime were relatively benign for his family as a schoolboy at the Goethe Gymnasium he experienced no ridicule or attacks his father s business prospered and most of the family s non Jewish friends remained supportive He devised survival strategies stamp collecting watching soccer and the like that served as screens to block out the increasingly oppressive world around him Even before the events of culminating in Kristallnacht the family was convinced that they must leave the country Gay describes the bravery and ingenuity of his father in working out this difficult emigration process the courage of the non Jewish friends who helped his family during their last bitter months in Germany and the family s mounting panic as they witnessed the indifference of other countries to their plight and that of others like themselves Gay s account marked by candor modesty and insight adds an important and curiously neglected perspective to the history of German Jewry