Freud And His Disciples
By 1910, Freud was established in Vienna and gathered around him such brilliant psychoanalytic colleagues as Jung, Stekel, Ferenczi, Adler ,Fliess, and Jones. Vincent Brome gives an account of both the personal and professional relationships of these early pioneers of psychoanalysis, including the conflicts which lead to the schisms and breakaways in the movement. Brome’s fascinating book is for anyone interested in Freud and his life during the crucial period when he was developing his major theories.
Simply unprecedented - produced by the rarest of all biographical gifts.
Author biography:Vincent Brome was educated at Streatham Grammar and Elleston Schools.
He started writing professionally aged twenty-one, and held a variety of jobs including feature writer, editor of ‘Menu Magazine’, a post at the Ministry of Information during the Second World War, and assistant editor at ‘Medical World’.
Brome wrote more than thirty books including nine biographies, eleven novels, historical studies, and a two-volume work on the ‘Problem of Progress’, as well as plays for the stage, television and radio. His novels ‘The Embassy’ and ‘The Surgeon’ were international bestsellers.
Psychology and psychoanalysis were enduring interests throughout his career. As well as his distinguished book writing career, Brome also appeared regularly on radio and was a contributor to numerous newspapers and magazines including ‘The Observer’, ‘Sunday Times’, ‘The Times’, ‘The Guardian’, ‘The Spectator’ and ‘The New Statesman’ (in the UK), along with ‘The Nation’ and ‘The New York Times’ (USA). He held the distinction of having an entire 'South Bank Show' on TV devoted to him and his writing.
He lived in central London, where he died in 2005.