1st Edition

The Life of Gregory Zilboorg, 1890-1959
Psyche, Psychiatry and Psychoanalysis and Mind, Medicine and Man 2 volume set

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ISBN 9781032043975
July 1, 2021 Forthcoming by Routledge
760 Pages 61 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

The two-volume Life of Gregory Zilboorg is a meticulously researched biography of the Russian-American psychoanalyst Gregory Zilboorg and chronicles the period from his birth as a Jew in Tsarist Russia to his prominence as a New York psychoanalyst on the eve of the Second World War.

Drawing on previously unpublished sources, including family papers and archival material, this biography offers a dramatic narrative that will appeal to general readers as well as scholars interested in the First World War, the Russian revolution, the Jewish diaspora, and the history of psychoanalysis.

Table of Contents

Volume I.  1. Family and Childhood: 1890-1909  2. The Struggle for Education: 1909-1914  3. War: 1914-1916  4. Revolution: 1916-1917  5. Escape: 1917-1919  6. Embracing the New World: 1919-1922  7. ‘The Great Columbia University’: 1922-1923  8. ‘Complete moral independence’: 1923-1926  9. Bloomingdale and Berlin: 1926-1931  10. Private Practice: 1931-1933  11. Alternatives: 1933-1935  12. Divided Attention: 1935-1937  13. ‘World affairs’:1937-1939  14. Other Affairs: 1939-1940  Volume II.  1. Confrontation: 1940-1941  2. ‘I do not consider myself up for charges’: 1941-1942  3. Mind, Medicine, and Man: 1942-1943  4. War and Peace: 1944-1946  5. Health and Happiness: 1946-1950  6. Peace and Prosperity: 1950-1953  7. Faith, Hope and Charity: 1954-1955  8. ‘His should be the path of spiritual development’:1955-1957  9. Time and Tide: 1957-1959  10. Aftermath: Coda

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Caroline Zilboorg is a life member of Clare Hall, Cambridge University, and a scholar of the British Psychoanalytic Council. Her books include Richard Aldington and H.D.: Their Lives in Letters, The Masks of Mary Renault: A Literary Biography, and the biographical novel Transgressions. She lives in Brittany, France, where she continues to write.