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Haunted by parents

Author: Leonard Shengold
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In this book the eminent psychoanalyst Leonard Shengold looks at why some people are resistant to change, even when it seems to promise a change for the better.

Drawing on a lifetime of clinical experience as well as on wide readings of world literature. Shengold shows how early childhood relationships with parents can lead to a powerful conviction that change means loss."--Jacket.

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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Leonard Shengold
ISBN: 0300116101 9780300116106
OCLC Number: 69672816
Description: xi, 257 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: A literary example of haunting : Dr. Benjamin Spock --
A clinical illustration of some of my main themes --
Knowing, change, and good and bad expectations --
Beginnings and Wordsworth's "immortality ode" --
Change means loss : spring and summer must become winter --
The myth of Demeter and Persephone --
Another dream of death in a garden --
A clinical and a literary example : Edna St. Vincent Millay --
A second literary example : Leonard Woolf --
A third literary example : Sergei Timofeevich Aksakov --
On listening, knowing, and owning --
Gardens, unweeded gardens, and the garden of Eden : death and transience --
"The promise" and Ibsen's A doll's house and Hedda Gabler --
What do I know?
Responsibility: Leonard Shengold.
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