Originally published in 1924, this title is divided into four parts each looking at contemporary issues of the time. Beginning with ‘The Liberators of the Mind’ the author discusses important thinkers of the time, such as Tolstoy and Nietzsche. The second part looks at ‘The War and Peace’ which refers to the recently fought First World War. He then moves on to ‘Education and Society’ where discussions include Bahaism and Father Christmas. The final part looks at ‘Art and Criticism’ discussing the trends of French post-war poetry – realism, symbolism and dynamism – followed by a look at dynamic drawing. Available again after many years out of print.
Part 1: The Liberators of the Mind Tolstoy’s Diary; Tolstoy as Educationalist; Tolstoy and the Realist Faith; Nietzsche’s Letters; Nietzsche as Forerunner in Psychoanalysis; Carl Spitteler; Romain Rolland; Hans Ryner Part 2: The War and the Peace Appeal for the Foundation of "Le Carmel"; Nicolai and the Biology of War; In Favour of Peace (1916); A Message to the Berne Conference of 1917; A Message to the Berne Conference of 1919; The East Against the West Part 3: Education and Society Bahaism, a Movement Towards the Community of Mankind; The Linguistic International (Esperanto); William James’ "Talks to Teachers on Psychology"; Father Christmas Part 4: Art and Criticism The Coming Poetry; Marcel Martinet; P.J. Jouve; The Diary of a French Private; Jean-Bard and Dynamism; Dynamic Drawing; The Dynamic Interpretation of Poetry. Bibliography. Index.
Charles Baudouin (1893-1963) was a French psychoanalyst. Born in Nancy, a town that played a significant role in the history of psychoanalysis, he was a contemporary of Freud, Jung and Adler. After receiving his degree in philosophy, he moved to Geneva where his early work and first book focused on suggestion and hypnosis, later becoming interested in literature and the relation between psychoanalysis and education. Largely forgotten, Charles Baudouin’s work warrants greater attention from both psychoanalysts and historians alike. He was a prolific author throughout his career; the Collected Works of Charles Baudouin is an opportunity to revisit some of his finest works.