One of the many attributes of a good psychoanalyst is restraint, and Stephen Grosz's first book, The Examined Life, puts it to a graceful, literary use. Drawing on his 25 years of practice, Grosz has a
“The opposite of play is not what is serious but what is real.” “Writing is a little door,” Susan Sontag wrote in her diary. “Some fantasies, like big pieces of furniture, won’t come through.” Sigmund
Was Freud a Freudian? Not in your dreams. Sigmund Freud asked that we reveal our deepest secrets. Acknowledging the truth about one's past, he insisted, offered relief for even the most stubborn neurosis.
Penis envy. Repression. Libido. Ego. Few have left a legacy as enduring and pervasive as Sigmund Freud. Despite being dismissed long ago as pseudoscientific, Freudian concepts such as these not only permeate
Adam loiters in Hampstead, rampaging in the front garden of 20 Maresfield Gardens, the house where Sigmund Freud spent his final year, in exile from Vienna. Almost as tall as the house itself, Adam lunges