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Life Against Death
The Psychoanalytical Meaning of History
Norman O. Brown; Christopher Lasch, intro.

1959 • 387 pp. 5 1/2 x 8 1/2"
Philosophy / Philosophy / Psychology & Psychiatry

$29.95 Paperback, 978-0-8195-6144-2
$23.99 Ebook, 978-0-8195-7053-6

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A shocking and extreme interpretation of the father of psychoanalysis.

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Reviews / Endorsements

“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


Books for College Libraries (1988) Commendation

NORMAN O. BROWN is Professor Emeritus of Humanities at the University of California at Santa Cruz. He is also the author of Hermes the Thief: The Evolution of a Myth, Hesiod’s Theogony, Love’s Body and Closing Time. His most recent book, Apocalypse and / or Metamorphosis, completes a trilogy which includes Life Against Death and Love’s Body.

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