1st Edition

Introspection in Biography The Biographer's Quest for Self-awareness

Edited By Samuel H Baron, Carl Pletsch Copyright 1985

    This book is a collection of introspective essays bringing together the experience of the biographical process of biographers. It illustrates which type of psychoanalytic response is likely to catalyze a process that will increase the biographer's self-awareness as it pertains to his creativity.

    Part I: Introduction 1. Psychological Dimensions of the Biographical Process 2. Psychoanalysis and Biography Part II: Collaborative Explorations of the Biographical Process with George Moraitis 3. A Psychoanalyst's Journey into a Historian's World: An Experiment in Collaboration 4. Returning to Nietzsche 5. Henry Adams: An Intellectual Historian's Perspective Reconsidered 6. A Psychoanalyst's Perspective on Henry Adams 7. Biography and the Russian Intelligentsia Part III: Repeating the Moraitis Method 8. Newton and His Biographer 9. My Life with G. V. Plekhanov 10. A Second Look at Andrew Carnegie Part IV: Other Introspections on the Biographical Process 11. Thoreau's Lives, Lebeaux's Lives 12. A Stalin Biographer's Memoir 13. T. E. Lawrence and the Psychology of Heroism 14. A Biographical Inclination 15. Notes on Researching James Forrestal Part V: Afterword 16. The Psychoanalyst's Role in the Biographer's Quest for Self-Awareness 17. Subjectivity and Biography


    <p>Samuel H. Baron, Alumni Distinguished Professor of History at the University of North Carolina, is the author of Plekhanov: The Father of Russian Marxism and Muscovite Russia: Collected Essays, and is coeditor of Windows on the Russian Past: Essays on Soviet Historiography since Stalin.</p> <p>Carl Pletsch, Assistant Professor of History at the University of North Carolina, has written articles on Freud and psychoanalysis, and A Psychoanalytic Study of Friedrich Nietzsche.</p>