Anna Freud: A Biography, Second Edition by Elisabeth Young-Bruehl

By Elisabeth Young-Bruehl

This version of Elisabeth Young-Bruehl's definitive biography of pioneering baby analyst Anna Freud includes―among different new features―a significant retrospective creation by way of the author.


Praise for the second one variation:

“Young-Bruehl’s description of 1 of the main advanced yet significant lighting in psychoanalytic heritage has stood as a beacon to scholars of psychoanalytic history.  it's the most sensible so much conscientiously crafted biography of any psychoanalyst and it illuminates the complete culture with a readability that basically the exploration of the lifetime of the daughter of the founding father of the stream may be able to provide.  it's a fantastically written insightful and remarkably edifying piece of work.  the easiest has simply received better.”-- Peter Fonagy, Freud Memorial Professor of Psychoanalysis, collage collage London


Praise for the 1st Edition:

“A gem of biographical writing. . . .”―Ron Grossman, Chicago Tribune


“Lucid, erudite, swiftly authoritative, Elisabeth Young-Bruehl . . . has given us the perception into personality that makes biography an art.”―James Atlas


Elisabeth Young-Bruehl is a college member on the Columbia heart for Psychoanalytic education and study and a training psychoanalyst in Manhattan.  She lives in big apple and Toronto.



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She was shaking so badly before him that she dropped a dime in his office. He made her kneel on a round curtain rod for punishment. Father Kolb’s sister bought him a big black De Soto or Chrysler every year or two. He was very particular about keeping it clean. I had to make certain not to let a drop of gas get on the finish. And at the desk he looked over my shoulder as I wrote each number in my calculations. He made me a nervous wreck. Often, I had to start over, because he distracted me so that I lost my place.

Why, once we mined forty tons in a single day. Nobody beat that. Never. “He was a good man. You be proud, boy. ” He stared out over my head and loosened his grip. I slipped away and pushed Howard’s door open, walking into the familiar smells of coffee, fresh produce, and sundry dry goods. Years later, when Watty left mining, he grew and sold vegetables to occupy himself. He faithfully stopped at , and Mom faithfully bought something (mostly lima beans, as I recall). Whenever I was present, I never W H E R E I [ T ] S TA RT E D {  } heard either of them say anything that would reveal that they shared a personal history with my dad.

He faithfully stopped at , and Mom faithfully bought something (mostly lima beans, as I recall). Whenever I was present, I never W H E R E I [ T ] S TA RT E D {  } heard either of them say anything that would reveal that they shared a personal history with my dad. However, I want to believe that they shared a tacit understanding of younger, happier days when my dad was with them. These polite transactions went on until they both grew very old and his arthritis forced him out of gardening. 4 THE MEMORIAL DAY PARADE AND CEREMONY Masontown, Pennsylvania May  We watched the Memorial Day parade from our screened-in, second-story porch, shouting and waving to neighbors lining the street and to friends marching in the parade.

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