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On Dreams (The Standard)
On Dreams (The Standard)
Paperback      ISBN: 039300144x
On Dreams was the result. He succeeded admirably: the theory of the dream as distorted wish fulfillment is there, as are, in full deployment, the mechanisms of the dream work. Without doubt, Freud was always his own best popularizer.
Eros and Pathos: Shades of Love and Suffering
Eros and Pathos
Shades of Love and Suffering
Paperback      ISBN: 0919123392

Why do we fear love? How do we invite betrayal? What can we learn about ourselves from eroticism, abandonment, solitude? What unconscious drives are at work and seducation and jealousy? Are love, suffering and creativity connected? This book brings to light a treasure in the darkness.

Toward a New Psychology of Women
Toward a New Psychology of Women
2nd Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0807029092
An update of the feminist classic that "did nothing less than alter the course of gender psychology" (Psychology Today)

In the years since its original publication, this best-selling classic became famous for its groundbreaking demonstration of how sexual stereotypes restrict our psychological development. Toward a New Psychology of Women revolutionized the concepts of strength and weakness, dependency and autonomy, emotion, success, and power, selling more than 200,000 copies and changing the lives of women across the globe.

In this updated second edition, Dr. Jean Baker Miller reflects on where women are today, addressing both the enormous progress in some areas and the challenges still to be met. Celebrating the questions that have been raised and the actions women have taken, as well as looking toward future change, Miller affirms the strength and diversity of womanhood.
Mark Twain: Collected Tales, Sketches, Speeches, and Essays Vol. 2 1891-1910 (Loa #61)
Mark Twain
Collected Tales, Sketches, Speeches, and Essays Vol. 2 1891-1910 (Loa #61)
Hardcover      ISBN: 0940450739

This Library of America book, with its companion volume, is the most comprehensive collection ever published of Mark Twain's short writings--the incomparable stories, sketches, burlesques, hoaxes, tall tales, speeches, satires, and maxims of America's greatest humorist. Arranged chronologically and containing many pieces restored to the form in which Twain intended them to appear, the volumes show with unprecedented clarity the literary evolution of Mark Twain over six decades of his career.

This volume contains eighty pieces from the years 1891 to 1910, when Twain emerged from bankruptcy and personal tragedy to become the white-suited, cigar-smoking international celebrity who reported on his own follies and those of humanity with an unerring sense of the absurd. Some stories display Twain's fascination with money and greed, such as "The Esquimau Maiden's Romance" and "The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg." Other stories, written after the death of his daughter Susy in 1896, explore the outer limits of fantasy and psychic phenomena, including "Which Was the Dream?" "The Great Dark," and "My Platonic Sweetheart."

The United States military involvement in Cuba, China, and the Philippines turned Twain's attention to political satire and invective. "To the Person Sitting in Darkness," "The United States of Lyncherdom," "The Czar's Soliloquy," and "The War Prayer" are biting denunciations of European and American imperialism. Other political issues inspired articles and stories about the Jews, the notorious Dreyfus case, and vivisection. Twain's increasingly unorthodox religious opinions are powerfully, often comically, expressed in "Extracts from Adam's Diary," "Eve's Diary," "Eve Speaks," "Adam's Soliloquy," "A Humane Word from Satan," "What is Man?" "Extract from Captain Stormfield's Visit to Heaven," and "Letters from the Earth."

"Against the assault of laughter," he said, "nothing can stand." Twain's brilliant inventiveness continues to shine in such later comic masterpieces as "Fenimore Cooper's Literary Offences," "Italian Without a Master," "Hunting the Deceitful Turkey," and "My First Lie and How I Got Out of It." A posthumous collection of proverbs and aphorisms ("More Maxims of Mark") is included as an appendix.

The publishing history of every story, sketch, and speech in this volume has been thoroughly researched, and in each instance the most authoritative text has been reproduced. This collection also includes an extensive chronology of Twain's complex life, helpful notes on the people and events referred to in his works, and a guide to the texts.

LIBRARY OF AMERICA is an independent nonprofit cultural organization founded in 1979 to preserve our nation's literary heritage by publishing, and keeping permanently in print, America's best and most significant writing. The Library of America series includes more than 300 volumes to date, authoritative editions that average 1,000 pages in length, feature cloth covers, sewn bindings, and ribbon markers, and are printed on premium acid-free paper that will last for centuries.

An Anthropologist on Mars: Seven Paradoxical Tales
An Anthropologist on Mars
Seven Paradoxical Tales
Paperback      ISBN: 0679756973

To these seven narratives of neurological disorder Dr. Sacks brings the same humanity, poetic observation, and infectious sense of wonder that are apparent in his bestsellers Awakenings and The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat. These men, women, and one extraordinary child emerge as brilliantly adaptive personalities, whose conditions have not so much debilitated them as ushered them into another reality.

Asylums: Essays on the Social Situation of Mental Patients and Other Inmates
Asylums
Essays on the Social Situation of Mental Patients and Other Inmates
Paperback      ISBN: 0385000162
Asylums is an analysis of life in total institutions -- closed worlds such as prisons, army training camps, naval vessels, boarding schools, monastaries, nursing homes and mental hospitals -- where the inmates are regimented, surrounded by other inmates, and unable to leave the premises. It describes what these institutions make of the inmate, and what he or she can make of life inside them. Special attention is focused on mental hospitals, drawing on the author's year of field work at St. Elizabeth's in Washington, D.C., one of America's most well-known institutions. It is the thesis of this book that the most important factor in forming a mental-hospital patient is the institution, not the illness, and that the patient's reactions and adjustments are those of inmates in other types of institutions as well.

The first essay is a general portrait of life in a total instituion. The other three consider special aspects of this existence: the initial effects of institutionlization on the inmate's previous social relationships; the ways of adapting once in the institution; and the role of the staff in presenting to the inmate the facts of his or her situation.
Journey of the Adopted Self: A Quest for Wholeness
Journey of the Adopted Self
A Quest for Wholeness
Paperback      ISBN: 0465036759

Betty Jean Lifton, whose Lost and Found has become a bible to adoptees and to those who would understand the adoption experience, explores further the inner world of the adopted person. She breaks new ground as she traces the adopted child's lifelong struggle to form an authentic sense of self. And she shows how both the symbolic and the literal search for roots becomes a crucial part of the journey toward wholeness.

Hypnosis for Beginners: Reach New Levels of Awareness & Achievement
Hypnosis for Beginners
Reach New Levels of Awareness & Achievement
Paperback      ISBN: 156718359x

This friendly introductory guide to hypnosis will show you how to achieve your dreams using hypnosis and self-hypnosis. Completely relaxing and natural, hypnosis is a highly effective way to reach personal goals, overcome phobias and fears, eliminate bad habits, improve memory--the possibilities are nearly endless Using the easy step-by-step instructions in this book, you will quickly be able to hypnotize yourself or others.

  • Lose weight
  • Quit smoking
  • Gain confidence
  • Overcome fears and phobias
  • Heal more quickly
  • Improve money management skills
  • Release stress
  • Increase creativity
  • Discover your past lives
Improvisational Therapy: A Practical Guide for Creative Clinical Strategies
Improvisational Therapy
A Practical Guide for Creative Clinical Strategies
Paperback      ISBN: 089862486x

In this unusual volume, Bradford Keeney depicts psychotherapy as a performing art. Emphasizing the advantages of improvising one's own therapeutic style, he presents a host of tried-and-true strategic interventions, a short course on brief intervention design, a way of scoring'' conversations with clients much like one would score music, a collection of therapeutic moves, and chapters on creating one's own clinical design. As such, IMPROVISATIONAL THERAPY is a book that will be valued by all who do clinical work.

Feelings Buried Alive Never Die--
Feelings Buried Alive Never Die--
Paperback      ISBN: 0911207023

Charts and tables from the Feelings Buried Alive Never Die book, for reference. Laminated 3x5 cards.