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The author, a well-known psychoanalyst in Los Angeles, presents several fascinating, thought-provoking concepts that apply psychoanalytic experience to several contemporary social problems, such as television, education, and the effect of political assassinations, as well as to works of art of the past, mainly Greek drama and the paintings of Hieronymus Bosch.
The analysis of TV addiction is excellent; to quote a few excerpts: "Television teases with all kinds of trends from the unconscious without helping to deal with them and to integrate them. . . . Television seduces by offering cheap identities or substitutes" (p. 10). "Art experience leads to
The Voice of the Symbol.. Ann Intern Med. 1972;77:489. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-77-3-489_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1972;77(3):489.
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