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It is hard to imagine why such a scholarly and respected intellectual could write such a weak and simplistic polemic. Unless he lost his good mind he went daffy. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Stan Zuckerman
Frederick Campbell Crews (born 1933) is Professor Emeritus of English at UC Berkeley; he has also written/edited books such as Unauthorized Freud: Doubters Confront a Legend,... Read morePublished on October 11, 2013 by Steven H Propp
Crews is a terrific writer, a dogged researcher, and a clear-headed critic. And the criticisms he levels are trenchant in the extreme. Read morePublished on October 31, 2007 by Librum
What is most disturbing about Crews is his intellectual dishonesty in setting up "straw men", especially early ideas of Freud's that Freud himself later modified -- as... Read morePublished on November 9, 1999
Any reader of this interesting volume should also read Crews' early works in literary criticism. It is a highly educating experience to learn the development--or should I say the... Read morePublished on March 11, 1998
Get a copy of one of those pocketbooks with the classic freudian ideas and get a copy of this book and you'll pretty well have all you need to know about psychoanalysis. Read morePublished on January 10, 1998