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Sex versus survival : the life and ideas of Sabina Spielrein / John Launer.

Launer, John, (author.).
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Jackson Co PL - Seymour Main Library B SPIELREIN, SABINA (Text) 37500004349649 Biographies Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781468310580
  • Physical Description: xi, 307 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, genealogical table ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Overlook Duckworth, 2015.

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-295) and index.
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Who was Sabina Spielrein? She is probably best known for her notorious affair with Carl Jung, which was dramatized in the film A Dangerous Method, starring Keira Knightley. Yet her life story is much more compelling than just one famous relationship. Spielrein overcame family and psychological abuse to become a profoundly original thinker in her own right. Sex Versus Survival is the first biography to put her life and ideas at the center of the story and examine Spielrein's key role in the development of psychoanalysis. Drawing on fresh research into Spielrein's diaries, papers, and correspondence, John Launer shows how Spielrein's overlooked ideas--rejected by Freud and Jung but substantially vindicated by later developments in psychology and evolutionary biology--may represent the last and most important stage in the rediscovery of an extraordinary life.
Subject: Spielrein, Sabina.
Psychoanalysts > Russia > Biography.
Psychoanalysts > Switzerland > Biography.
Psychoanalysis > History > 20th century.

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