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|Notes:||"With a new foreword by Sam Keen"--Cover.
Originally published: New York : Free Press, 1973.
|Awards:||Winner of Pulitzer Prize General Non-Fiction Category 1974.|
|Description:||xxii, 314 pages ; 22 cm|
|Contents:||Introduction: Human nature and the heroic --
pt. I. The depth psychology of heroism --
The terror of death --
The recasting of some basic psychoanalytic ideas --
Human character as a vital lie --
The psychoanalyst Kierkegaard --
The problem of Freud's character, Noch Einmal --
pt. II. The failures of heroism --
The spell cast by persons, the nexus of unfreedom --
Otto Rank and the closure of psychoanalysis on Kierkegaard --
The present outcome of psychoanalysis --
A general view of mental illness --
pt. III. Rerospect and conclusion: The dilemmas of heroism --
Psychology and religion: what is the heroic individual?
<i>The Chicago Sun-Times</i> It is hard to overestimate the importance of this book; Becker succeeds brilliantly in what he sets out to do, and the effort was necessary.