Anna Freud (Paperback)

The Dream Of Psychoanalysis (A Merloyd Lawrence Book)

By Robert Coles

Da Capo Press, 9780201622324, 256pp.

Publication Date: May 21, 1993

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"An intellectual biography with its own grace and warmth."--Washington Post Book World

Robert Coles's penetrating intellectual portrait gives us an entirely new view of Anna Freud. Far from the stereotype of the distant analyst, she was the warm guide, the ego ideal, the "good parent" for her young patients. Drawing on years of conversation and correspondence, and from a deep mutual concern for the inner lives of children facing adversity, Dr. Coles brings Anna Freud to life in each of her many roles: teacher, theorist, healer, leader, idealist, and writer.

About the Author

Robert Coles is professor emeritus at Harvard University and the author of numerous books, including his series Children of Crisis, for which he won a Pulitzer Prize. He has also won a MacArthur Award, a Presidential Medal of Freedom, and a National Humanities Medal. He lives in Massachusetts.