Psychoanalysis

The Impossible Profession

Janet Malcolm

Published: 4 January 2018
Paperback, B Format
129x198mm, 192 pages
ISBN: 9781783784530
£9.99

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Published: 7 June 2012
Paperback, B Format
129x198mm, 192 pages
ISBN: 9781847085351
£9.99

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Overview

The process known as psychoanalysis is sometimes revered, sometimes derided, and most often misunderstood. What good does it do? Can it help anyone? What risks does it pose to both patient and analyst? None of these questions can be easily answered, but in Janet Malcolm's narrative, in which all her skills as a reporter and interviewer come into play, their complexity is limpidly revealed.


About the author

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Janet Malcolm's books include Reading Chekhov, In the Freud Archives, The Silent Woman: Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes, The Journalist and the Murderer and Psychoanalysis: The Impossible Profession. Born in Prague, she grew up in New York, where she now lives. More about the author


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‘Entertaining, readable and well-researched’

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‘Janet Malcolm has managed somehow to peer into the reticent, reclusive world of psychoanalysis and to report to us, with remarkable fidelity, what she has seen. Her book is journalism become art’ Joseph Adelson





 
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