EROS OF THE IMPOSSIBLE: The History of Psychoanalysis in Russia, by Alexander Etkind -1997


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Eros of the Impossible: The History of Psychoanalysis in Russia

by Alexander Etkind

A fascinating journey of discovery into the past of psychology study in twentieth century Russia. The beginning of the century, with all the new ideas brought on by Marxism and German philosophers and psychologists, was a turning point in the history of Russia, which was so closely influenced by the changes going on in Western Europe at the time. Delving deep into the nature of these changes and the way in which they affected Russian thinkers and intellectuals, the author takes us on a captivating journey of discovery of what made psychoanalysis flourish as a tool for political improvement, developed by Trotsky and his followers, who hoped to create a uniquely Russian approach to the science. He then describes with erudite accuracy how the initiative was cut short by the coming to power of Stalin and his reign of terror. This will be found an invaluable reference for study, and an enthralling volume for discovery. 408 pages. 6.25 x 9.5 inches.

Includes an introduction and a conclusion as well as notes and a chapter About the Book and the Author. Includes a history of the life and work of Lou Andreas-Salome and her relationship to Nietzsche. 

Presumed First Edition. Published by: Westview Press, HarperCollins, Inc., 1997.

Hardback is overall in NEAR FINE condition with VERY GOOD+ DJ.

  • ISBN: 0813327121
  • Volume displays minimal wear to covers and interior.
  • Quarterbound in black cloth.
  • Covers are in dark green cardboard.
  • Spine features text in gilt.
  • Spine ends display some minimal fading and scuffing, mostly foot.
  • Binding is secure.
  • Inside pages are free of writing and intentional marks. 
  • Textblock edges are minimally dusty.
  • DJ is in great condition, showing minor edgewear limited to slight bumping and creasing. (See photos)
  • Book may exhibit additional minor signs of age or wear.
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Condition: Used
Year: 1997
Original/Reproduction: Original
Binding: Hardcover
Region: North America
Original/Facsimile: Original
Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
Subject: Psychology
Product Type: Textbook
Educational Level: College
Special Attributes: 1st Edition
Publication Year: 1997
Language: English
Format: Hardcover
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