Life Against Death: The Psychoanalytical Meaning Of History

Life Against Death: The Psychoanalytical Meaning Of History

Life Against Death: The Psychoanalytical Meaning of History

A shocking and extreme interpretation of the father of psychoanalysis.

Review
“One of the most interesting and valuable works of our time. Brown’s contribution to moral thought . . . cannot be overestimated. His book is far-ranging, thoroughgoing, extreme, and shocking. It gives the best interpretation of Freud I know.” (Lionel Trilling)

“Life Against Death cannot fail to shock, if it is taken personally; for it is a book which does not aim at eventual reconciliation with the views of common sense…The highest praise one can give to Brown’s book is that, apart from its all-important attempt to penetrate and further the insights of Freud, it is the first major attempt to formulate an eschatology of immanence in the seventy years since Nietzsche.” (Susan Sontag)

From the Publisher
5 1/2 x 8 1/2 trim. LC 85-17928

From the Back Cover
Life Against Death cannot fail to shock, if it is taken personally; for it is a book which does not aim at eventual reconciliation with the views of common sense.

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