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flagamuffin  ·  283 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: When Elephants Weep

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Janet_Malcolm#Masson_case

in the freud archives is a good quick read




wasoxygen  ·  283 days ago  ·  link  ·  

The author bio inside the back cover is intriguing: Masson has a Ph.D. in Sanskrit from Harvard, and was briefly projects director of the Sigmund Freud Archives. "The documents he found there on Freud's approach to child abuse created a major controversy in psychoanalysis."

flagamuffin  ·  283 days ago  ·  link  ·  

He's a nut from a family of nuts, but also a polymath -- which is to say, the perfect person to run the Freud Archives. Psychoanalysis isn't real so who cares anyway.

ButterflyEffect  ·  283 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Goodquickread ought to be a tag here.

flagamuffin  ·  283 days ago  ·  link  ·  

well, it's a book. but it's very engaging