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Misplaced Loyalties: History of Ideas

Anselm L. Strauss

Originally published in 1989 as Appointment in Vienna, Esther Menaker's Misplaced Loyalties is a fascinating memoir covering five years of student life in Vienna during the early years of the psychoanalytic movement started by Sigmund Freud. It begins in 1930, when, full of high expectations, the author and her husband left their native America and eagerly embarked on an exhilarating journey that would take them to Austria, where they were to become candidates at the Psychoanalytic Institute.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Publish Date: Jan 30th, 1995
  • Pages: 236
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 8.90in - 6.00in - 0.70in - 0.80lb
  • EAN: 9781560008163
  • Categories: Psychotherapy - PsychoanalysisSocial Scientists & Psychologists

About the Author

Roazen, Paul: -

Paul Roazen (1936-2005) was professor of social and political science at York University in Toronto. He was the author of Helene Deutsch and Brother Animal, both available from Transaction.

Praise for this book

"A generous book, probing, revealing, sharing, restoring. In a feminine way, Esther Menaker traces to their beginnings the wounds and gifts of her childhood and her analytic training and reproduces their effects. She offers for inspection psychoanalytic training and theory at the source, in a book that is as wise and touching as it is readable. It is a piece of testimony about the history of psychoanalysis of such quality that it must be seen as itself a significant part of that history."

--Ann and Barry Ulanov, The Witch and the Clown: Two Archetypes of Human Sexuality

"A fascinating and compulsively readable eye-witness account of the early leaders of psychoanalysis."

--Phyllis Grosskurth, Havelock Ellis and Melanie Klein: Her World and Her Work

"This eloquent, highly original book is a 'must' for anyone seeking deeper understanding of what the author calls 'the mystique of psychoanalysis.' It offers a first-hand, sometimes devastating picture of the lack of empathy in some of the original 'greats' of psychoanalysis. Dr. Menaker offers sensitive insights for which every reader can personally benefit in acquiring more knowledge about the inner, buried self."

--Lucy Freeman, Fight Against Fears

"For anyone even remotely interested in the theory and practice of psychoanalysis and its place in contemporary Western thought, this slim volume is truly a gem."

--Hans H. Strupp, Contemporary Sociology

"Esther Menaker's memoir is an excellent corrective to the many mystifications and glorifications of Freud's early disciples. . . . Menaker has given us a wonderful collective portrait of the Viennese psychoanalysts in the early 1930s--an 'easy read' that marvelously supplements the conflicting information we have about a difficult and controversial period."

--Edith Kurzweil, Psychoanalytic Books: A Quarterly Journal of Reviews

"A generous book, probing, revealing, sharing, restoring. In a feminine way, Esther Menaker traces to their beginnings the wounds and gifts of her childhood and her analytic training and reproduces their effects. She offers for inspection psychoanalytic training and theory at the source, in a book that is as wise and touching as it is readable. It is a piece of testimony about the history of psychoanalysis of such quality that it must be seen as itself a significant part of that history."

--Ann and Barry Ulanov, The Witch and the Clown: Two Archetypes of Human Sexuality

"A fascinating and compulsively readable eye-witness account of the early leaders of psychoanalysis."

--Phyllis Grosskurth, Havelock Ellis and Melanie Klein: Her World and Her Work

"This eloquent, highly original book is a 'must' for anyone seeking deeper understanding of what the author calls 'the mystique of psychoanalysis.' It offers a first-hand, sometimes devastating picture of the lack of empathy in some of the original 'greats' of psychoanalysis. Dr. Menaker offers sensitive insights for which every reader can personally benefit in acquiring more knowledge about the inner, buried self."

--Lucy Freeman, Fight Against Fears

"For anyone even remotely interested in the theory and practice of psychoanalysis and its place in contemporary Western thought, this slim volume is truly a gem."

--Hans H. Strupp, Contemporary Sociology

"Esther Menaker's memoir is an excellent corrective to the many mystifications and glorifications of Freud's early disciples. . . . Menaker has given us a wonderful collective portrait of the Viennese psychoanalysts in the early 1930s--an 'easy read' that marvelously supplements the conflicting information we have about a difficult and controversial period."

--Edith Kurzweil, Psychoanalytic Books: A Quarterly Journal of Reviews

-A generous book, probing, revealing, sharing, restoring. In a feminine way, Esther Menaker traces to their beginnings the wounds and gifts of her childhood and her analytic training and reproduces their effects. She offers for inspection psychoanalytic training and theory at the source, in a book that is as wise and touching as it is readable. It is a piece of testimony about the history of psychoanalysis of such quality that it must be seen as itself a significant part of that history.-

--Ann and Barry Ulanov, The Witch and the Clown: Two Archetypes of Human Sexuality

-A fascinating and compulsively readable eye-witness account of the early leaders of psychoanalysis.-

--Phyllis Grosskurth, Havelock Ellis and Melanie Klein: Her World and Her Work

-This eloquent, highly original book is a 'must' for anyone seeking deeper understanding of what the author calls 'the mystique of psychoanalysis.' It offers a first-hand, sometimes devastating picture of the lack of empathy in some of the original 'greats' of psychoanalysis. Dr. Menaker offers sensitive insights for which every reader can personally benefit in acquiring more knowledge about the inner, buried self.-

--Lucy Freeman, Fight Against Fears

-For anyone even remotely interested in the theory and practice of psychoanalysis and its place in contemporary Western thought, this slim volume is truly a gem.-

--Hans H. Strupp, Contemporary Sociology

-Esther Menaker's memoir is an excellent corrective to the many mystifications and glorifications of Freud's early disciples. . . . Menaker has given us a wonderful collective portrait of the Viennese psychoanalysts in the early 1930s--an 'easy read' that marvelously supplements the conflicting information we have about a difficult and controversial period.-

--Edith Kurzweil, Psychoanalytic Books: A Quarterly Journal of Reviews