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Unformatted text preview: from what Freud sought to teach about the inner life of man and of the reader himself. . . . Stujdents of psychoanalysis are not led to take it personally. . . to gain access to their own unconscious and everything else within them that is most human but nevertheless unacceptable to them. . . .Almost invariabley, I have found that psychoanalytic concepts had become for [American] students a way of looking only at others, from a safe distance. . . . It was always someone else's unconscious they analyzed, hardly ever their own. . . . [Freud] was speaking about us all--about the rreader as much as about himself, his patients, and others. Freud's choice of words and his direct style serve the purpose of making the reader apply psychoanalytic insights to himself." (6,7)...
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- Fall '09