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What Freud Really Said
An Introduction to His Life and Thought
Written by David Stafford-Clark


Format: Trade Paperback, 284 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: February 4, 1997
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-8052-1080-4 (0-8052-1080-6)

This book offers the most lucid overview available of Sigmund Freud, his legacy, and his place in our world. As the person responsible for the birth of psychoanalysis and one of the sharpest clinical minds of the 20th century, Freud continues to be one of the most influential thinkers of our... Read more >

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The Sociopath Next Door

Written by Martha Stout, Ph.D.


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Harmony
On Sale: February 8, 2005
Price: $28.00
ISBN: 978-0-7679-1581-6 (0-7679-1581-X)

In The Sociopath Next Door, Harvard psychologist Martha Stout reveals that a shocking 4 percent of ordinary people–one in twenty-five–have an often undetected mental disorder, the chief symptom of which is that that person possesses no conscience. Stout argues that we all almost certainly know at least one sociopath already, and... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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New Studies of Old Villains
A Radical Reconsideration of the Oedipus Complex
Written by Paul Verhaeghe


Format: Trade Paperback, 144 pages
Publisher: Other Press
On Sale: January 13, 2009
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-1-59051-282-1 (1-59051-282-0)

Freud’s discovery of the Oedipus complex has had a tumultuous fate in the field of psychology in the United States. At first considered the kernel of psychoanalysis, it progressively lost its luster because of its patriarchal underpinnings—today Freud is barely studied in psychology departments. His theory of the unconscious, born of... Read more >

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Secrets of the Soul
A Social and Cultural History of Psychoanalysis
Written by Eli Zaretsky


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 9, 2005
Price: $18.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-7923-0 (1-4000-7923-3)

The fledgling science of psychoanalysis permanently altered the nineteenth-century worldview with its remarkable new insights into human behavior and motivation. It quickly became a benchmark for modernity in the twentieth century—though its durability in the twenty-first may now be in doubt.

More than a hundred years after the publication of Freud’s The... Read more >

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The Murmuring Deep
Reflections on the Biblical Unconscious
Written by Avivah Gottlieb Zornberg


Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: October 4, 2011
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-0-8052-1206-8 (0-8052-1206-X)

Avivah Gottlieb Zornberg informs her literary analysis of the biblical text with concepts drawn from Freud, Winnicott, Laplanche, and other psychoanalytic thinkers to make a powerful argument for the idea that the creators of the midrashic commentary, the medieval rabbinic commentators, and the Hassidic commentators were themselves on some level aware... Read more >
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