The year is 1948 and Leo Durocher, feisty manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers, has committed the ultimate act of betrayal by defecting to the rival New York Giants.
This traitorous act is very much on Jonathan Manheim’s mind as he recounts the events of a tumultuous year in his life, a year involving love, ambition and acts of betrayal. And is through the experiences that he has in this year, the year of Durocher, that he learns the true meaning of loyalty and friendship.
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In 1956, Anne Sexton was admitted into a mental hospital for post-partum depression, where she met Dr. Martin Orne, a young psychiatrist who treated her for the next eight years. In that time Sexton would blossom into a world-famous poet, best known for her “confessional” poems dealing with personal subjects not often represented in poetry at that time: mental illness, depression, suicide, sex, abortion, women’s bodies, and the ordinary lives of mothers and housewives. Orne audiotaped the last three years of her therapy to facilitate her ability to remember their sessions. The final six months of these tapes are the focus of this book.
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Edited by Arlene Kramer Richards, Lucille Spira and Arthur A. Lynch, this book is primarily based on Symposium 2012: On Loneliness which took place at Mount Sinai Medical Center in March 2012 and also on the discussion group—Towards an Understanding of Loneliness and Aloneness in Women (now, Towards an Understanding of Loneliness and Aloneness)—at the American Psychoanalytic Association meetings in New York City, which was started by Arlene Kramer Richards and Lucille Spira.
From the foreword by Harold P. Blum: This remarkable anthology of fascinating papers on loneliness is unique in the psychoanalytic literature. Although loneliness is a universal ubiquitous (more…)
Never Again by Sylvia Ginsparg: Echoes of the Holocaust As Understood Through Film.
From the memorable book: What if the tragedy of the messenger is that he could not deliver his message? Worse, that he forgot the message. Worse, that he forgot that he was a messenger. Or worse, that he delivered the message and nothing changed?
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Critical Conversations: The Selected Papers of Arnold D. Richards wwill be edited by Arthur Lynch. Look for it on this site later this year.
Minding the Social Brain by Jay Evans Harris.
“We might say that this, Freud’s indwelling social domain, became the keeper of his Bildungsroman, the gift of his life story that is imbedded in psychoanalysis—and social neuropsychoanalysis.” Here are further quotes from the book. The thread that binds us socially is our reflective narration to one another of our survival devices. That is the art and science, the mythology and history, of civilized life.
The myth of meeting one’s double corresponds to the idea that one twin must die because both share self. Losing Julius set Freud on a course of becoming a social theorist to compensate for his loss, making his life… narrative of his own social development. Life-long… un-grieved loss is the prototype of narcissistic depression. (more…)
Psychoanalysis: Listening to Understand: The Selected Papers of Arlene Kramer Richards
“Arlene Kramer Richards represents the essence of psychoanalysis. Any struggle with trying to define what psychoanalysis is could be resolved by traveling with Arlene as she thinks, explores the psyche, practices in her consulting room, teaches, supervises, and writes. The papers in this volume contain her breakthrough ideas and the way she conveys them to us. You find here a world of deep psychoanalytic exploration into areas of (more…)
Flashing Seven is an essential book for all of us who are interested in leading our best life. It teaches the necessary skills to overcome adversity and to fulfill your potential. These practices include keeping perspective and prioritizing, learning continuously, taking care, openness to new ideas, building relationships, and modeling and mentoring. Drs. Hirschowitz and Friedberg are masters at empowering you in leading your life.
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Flashing Seven is a unique work melding the tradition of Stephen Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective People with Scott Peck’s classic The Road Less Traveled. The authors are leading psychiatrists and expert in leadership coaching. They instruct by way of example, professionally and personally. Their life lessons will help you keep all (more…)
Helping Men: A Psychoanalytic Approach from Felix F. Loeb and Loretta R. Loeb
This is a book of hope and compassion that describes in detail the analytic processes in the treatment of men whose sexualities are conflicted. The authors eschew political correctness as well as restrictive dogma. They provide their patients with the freedom to choose what they want and need rather than something imposed by the treaters. It is written by two psychoanalysts with many years experience helping men and women. It offers therapists models for empathic and effective treatment and practice.
—Sylvia Brody, PhD. Psychoanalyst
CITY WITHIN A CITY
by Basia Temkin-Berman
“I would like to describe this state within a state, or rather city within a city, this most underground of all underground communities, whose members met with each other, worked and talked in the midst of a population which didn’t suspect anything; where every street, every coffee shop, every tram stop called to mind dozens of unique adventures. Every name was false, every word that was uttered carried a double meaning, and every telephone conversation was more encrypted than the secret diplomatic documents of embassies.”
This diary was written in Polish when Basia (Batya), and her husband Dr. Adolf-Abraham Berman, lived on the Aryan side of Warsaw—the part designated by the Nazis for Polish Christians only—and led a secret network helping thousands of Jews to hide and survive.
Cosponsored by the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research.
Dedicated to the memory of Leon Kupferstein, MD, a prominent psychoanalyst who passed away five years ago.
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From the introduction by Israel Guttman:
“After a break which lasted several years I have begun writing again” — Thus opens the diary of Basia Berman. It ends with the following words: ”I cannot write anymore, the candle is going out. Once again sounds of the front come from the direction of the Vistula.”
Edited by Elizabeth Ronis and Leslie Shaw, with contributions by the participants in Symposium 2009: Greed: Sex, Money, Power, and Politics.
“Greed was central to the recent American financial debacle. The debacle destroyed many trillions of dollars of wealth across the globe and vastly diminished the status of the United States as a model for economic life. Yet our understanding of greed and how it operates has remained primitive. Greed is, however, a desire; a desire for wealth and the trappings of wealth. Now, psychoanalysis has come to the rescue. Desires are what psychoanalysis is all about. In this fascinating collection of papers, we get insights and explanations not only of the phenomenon but of many of those at the heart of the debacle who appear to have been driven by greed.”
Marvin Zonis, Professor Emeritus, Booth School of Business, The University of Chicago, Co-author of Risk Rules: How Local Politics Threaten the Global Economy
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Created in Our Own Images.com — Both the book and the website (www.createdinourownimages.com), revives W.S. Gilbert’s play Pygmalion and Galatea (1876), one of many adaptations of Ovid’s 1st-century A.D. myth. In this version Pygmalion has made numerous copies of his wife, Cynisca. One of them, Galatea, comes to life and falls in love with her creator.
The play thus evokes cloning at the start of the 21st century, the roles of men and women in 19th-century Victorian England and the discovery of psychoanalysis in the 20th. Pygmalion, Cynisca and Galatea find themselves in an oedipal entanglement that must be resolved by the play’s end. The myth also evokes the eternal quest to create art.
Fred Sander has invited a number of writers for this interdisciplinary examination of this multi-leveled play. History, literature, the visual arts, sciences, psychology, and ethics are all discussed. It is a liberal arts education between two covers.
About this book Norman Holland wrote:
This is an ingenious book. The authors have brought back to life W.S. Gilbert’s forgotten comedy of 1876, Pygmalion and Galatea, to bring out the way human cloning mimics the arts. Pygmalion clones his wife with farcical results. This drama tells of copying and is copying, for indeed all art is some kind of representation. But what happens to our biology in the age of cloning? Will we someday compose our offspring as artists compose their work? Will we order up geniuses, marathoners, or movie stars? What will my clone mean to me psychologically? The different writers in this book look at art and cloning from both scientific and aesthetic points of view with exciting results that any reader will find fascinating.
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Reluctant Warriors explores the lives of elite Israeli citizen-soldiers in action. They speak of their inner lives, how they became such a select group of fighters, what it is like to face an enemy, including the ambivalence, hesitance, as well as certitude about protecting their families, most of whom live within kilometers of the battlefield that is Israel. All these men chose to leave active military service, but continued as officers in the reserves. The author, a psychoanalyst, interviewed these soldiers over the years of the Second Intifada and Lebanese War. Each one had some family member or friend killed. They speak and want to be heard. The real action for these men is their inner reactions: fears and hopes and memories that will not rest.
A searing account of the pre-army lives and army experiences of . . . mostly kibbutz-raised Israeli soldiers, recounted with a tender love and a disciplined discernment that brings the reader to a distinctive combination of passionate identifications and objective understandings of the unique transformations from adolescence into a matured adulthood that marks the Israeli . . . experience.
– Robert S. Wallerstein, M.D.
Emeritus Professor, UCSF and former Chair of Psychiatry, UCSF.
Former President of the International Psychoanalytic Association.
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Arlene Kramer Richards writes poetry when confronted with the most difficult aspects of life, for example, about the Holocaust, the tortures conducted in the stadium of Santiago, Chile, and about her mother’s death. She helps us reach areas of our humanity we were, perhaps, afraid to fully acknowledge and feel – Nancy Goodman.
Beginning to Grow: Five Studies describes work with five children from infancy to maturity at age 18. The children’s growth is traced with regard in terms of conflict and ego strength.. Children’s drawings are used to illustrate their lines of development by focusing on the drives towards voyeurism and exhibitionism.
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MARGARET MAHLER: A BIOGRAPHY OF THE PSYCHOANALYST
By Dr. Alma Halbert Bond
McFarland Publishers ISBN: 978-0-7864-3355-1
Forced to flee anti–Semitism, Margaret Mahler and her husband Paul came to the United States in 1938. Here Mahler performed her most significant research and developed concepts such as her ground-breaking theory of separation-individuation. This volume depicts Mahler’s life and work, her psychoanalytic contributions and ambivalent relationships with her colleagues.
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The Jewish World of Sigmund Freud, edited by Arnold Richards, is now available here. The Jewish World of Sigmund Freud is published by McFarland Press.
Though Freud is one of the towering figures of the twentieth century, too little attention has been paid to the influence of his Jewish identity upon his life and work, particularly the impact of growing up a Jew in turn-of-the-century Vienna. The 16 essays in this volume explore the particular imbeddedness of Freud and his followers in the cultural matrix of Jewish Central and Eastern Europe. Topics covered include general, sociological, historical, and cultural issues and then turn to the personal: Freud’s education, his Jewish identity, and his thoughts about Judaism. Though a secular and ambivalent Jew, Freud’s emphasis on intellectualism and morality reveal the deep and abiding influence of European Jewish tradition upon his work.
Arnold D. Richards is a practicing psychoanalyst, the former chairman of the Board of the YIVO Institute of Jewish Research, and the former editor of the Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association.
1) Jackie O: On the Couch (2011)
2) Margaret Mahler, a Biography of the Psychoanalyst (2008)
3) Old Age is a Terminal Illness (2006)
4) Camille Claudel, a Novel (2005)
5) Tales of Psychology: Short Stories to Make You Wise (2002)
6) Children’s book, The Tree That Could Fly. (2002)
7) Who Killed Virginia Woolf? a Psychobiography (2000)
8 ) I Married Dr. Jekyll and Woke Up Mrs. Hyde (2000)
9) The Autobiography of Maria Callas, a Novel, (1998)
10) On Becoming a Grandparent (1994)
11) Is There Life After Analysis? (1993)
12) America’s First Woman Warrior: The Story of Deborah Sampson with Lucy Freeman (1992)
13) Dream Portrait with Arlene K. Richards and Daisy Franco (1992)
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Available now! My Mother’s Eyes by Anna Ornstein: Holocaust Memories of a Young Girl.
My Mother’s Eyes is . . .
“…beautifully designed, delicately illustrated, impression-istic narration, which conveys a child’s acceptance if not comprehension of everything that is transpiring.”
– Jewish Book World, Fall 2004
Some books that might be read in a single sitting should not be: My Mother’s Eyes is one of those.
– Cincinnati CityBeat
Dr. Anna Ornstein is an Auschwitz survivor, professor of child psychiatry at Harvard University, and professor emeritus of child psychology at the University of Cincinnati. She lives in Brookline, Massachusetts.
Before there was In Treatment, or even Be’Tipul, there was The Dream Interpreters. Howard Shevrin tells an intimate tale through the prism of seven psychoanalyses.
Shevrin says that he has written a novel with psychoanalysis itself as the protagonist, a novel in which the inner pulse of analytic work reveals itself . . . Written in free verse, it reads easily, at times like prose, at times like a well explicated play. This is an enlightening book for all mental health professionals as well as any reader interested in psychological motivation.
Price: $27.96 Publisher: International Universities Press, 2003. ISBN: 0-82361425-5