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Old Testament Stories with a Freudian Twist Paperback – December 7, 2010

ISBN-13: 978-1855758322 ISBN-10: 1855758326

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“Leo Abse’s books are masterpieces of wit, provocation, and insight. They are completely original and could not have been written by anyone but him.”

“Leo Abse has done it again. This posthumous collection presents his unique blend of wisdom, wit, insights on Judaism, psychoanalysis, British politics, science, and art in compellingly readable essay-form.”

“Anyone who has read and enjoyed Leo's Abse's previous books will certainly not be disappointed by this posthumous one. It displays all his gifts of insight and originality, effectively challenging what is often the conventional wisdom.”

“His final offering will not disappoint. Vintage Abse, this volume offers important insights into the unconscious origins of the some of the foundational stories of Judeo-Christian thought, and will become classic reading for clinicians, for academics, and for the intelligent general public--anyone who enjoys pondering and learning or who has the courage to be challenged.”

“From the moment he entered politics and then went on to political biography, Leo Abse never wrote a page that did not contain a new profound or challenging insight. Sometimes he was wrong, but usually (in my view) he was right: often he was shocking and almost always he was unexpected. Leo looked at the main-strings of human behaviour and human belief in a completely different way from most: he was touched by genius.”

"Leo Abse's characteristic energy and verve, allied to a sharp and sympathetic intellect, unfailingly delight the reader in this admirable book."

About the Author

Leo Abse (1917 - 2008) was a lawyer and writer. He attended the London School of Economics and acquired a reputation for his independence of spirit. He was a senior figure within the Labour Party and was a Member of Parliament over nearly 30 years. After his retirement he wrote several political books whose main topics are revealed and explained through a psychoanalytic viewpoint.

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