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Twain and Freud on the human race : parallels on personality, politics and religion

Author: Abraham Kupersmith
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This work explores the insights and theories of Mark Twain and Sigmund Freud in the field of psychology. After an extensive overview of each man's philosophy, the author examines the effect of this reading of Twain's understanding of human psychology on Twain studies and on our own sense of contemporary events"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Named Person: Mark Twain; Sigmund Freud; Mark Twain; Sigmund Freud; Mark Twain; Sigmund Freud; Mark Twain; Mark Twain; Sigmund Freud
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Abraham Kupersmith
ISBN: 9780786433063 078643306X
OCLC Number: 251302763
Description: x, 205 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Two models of human nature: "What is man?" and Freud's structured model of personality --
The creation of character: the role of circumstance in "The turning point of my life" --
Civilization and group psychology: herd behavior in "The United States of lyncherdom" and The adventures of Huckleberry Finn --
Character and civilization: the five worlds of The adventures of Huckleberry Finn --
The relationship between temperament and training: social ideology in "The man who corrupted Hadleyburg" --
Race and temperament: personality and the ideology of race in Pudd'nhead Wilson --
Religion and civilization: the democratic demagogue in Christian science --
History and character: temperament and training in two historical periods: A Connecticut Yankee at King Arthur's Court --
Politics, patriotism, and leadership: the democratic leader in Personal recollections of Joan of Arc --
Leadership, ideology, and the church: temperament and religion in the eseldorf version of "The mysterious strangers."
Responsibility: Abraham Kupersmith.

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