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In the 1880's, Vienna was Europe's glamour capital. It was in that brilliant city that Sigmund Freud began his long struggle to free people everywhere from the blindfolds & chains of their unknown natures. The Passions of the Mind is the story of an extraordinary man who proved that some of the most exciting challenges aren't met on the battlefield or on mountain peaksIn the 1880's, Vienna was Europe's glamour capital. It was in that brilliant city that Sigmund Freud began his long struggle to free people everywhere from the blindfolds & chains of their unknown natures. The Passions of the Mind is the story of an extraordinary man who proved that some of the most exciting challenges aren't met on the battlefield or on mountain peaks, but inside the hearts & minds of individuals. The story is told with great attention to accuracy. His research is recounted as meticulously as in a biography, tho it's fictionalized to allow readers understanding of feelings & thought processes. Freud was one of Vienna's most distinguished neurologists. He gave up a life of respectable affluence to become a daring researcher of uncharted seas in an effort to change forever our understanding of human motivations. He was a pioneer explorer of the dark frontiers of the sexual nature of humans, for which he was made a pariah. Includes Glossary & Bibliography. "This book involved six years of uninterrupted research & writing, yet the road was lighted at every turn, by the kindness & the generosity of almost everyone who had known Sigmund Freud or worked with him."-- Irving Stone....

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  • Ahmad Sharabiani
    2019-01-16 11:50

    The Passions of the Mind, Irving Stoneعنوانها: شور ذهن - داستان زندگی زیگموند فروید؛ رنج روح - داستان زندگی زیگموند فروید؛ نویسنده: ایروینگ استون؛ تاریخ نخستین خوانش: شانزدهم ماه آگوست سال 1999 میلادیعنوان: شور ذهن - داستان زندگی زیگموند فروید؛ نویسنده: ایروینگ استون؛ مترجم: اکبر تبریزی، فرخ تمیمی؛ مشخصات نشر: تهران، مروارید، 1378، در 919 ص؛ شابک: 9646026516؛ موضوع: داستان زندگی زیگموند فروید - قرن 20 معنوان دیگر: رنج روح - داستان زندگی زیگموند فروید؛ مترجم: پرتو اشراق؛ نشر جار، 1378، در 864 ص، مصور؛ شابک: 9649057465؛ایرونیک استون در این اثر خویش، خوانشگر را با فراز و نشیب زندگی زیگموند فروید آشنا می‌سازد. آنچه در این کتاب، نمود ویژه می‌یابد همانا طرح اندیشه‌ ها و افکار فروید است که به گونه مباحثات و مجادلات با افراد و دوستان، و در قالب رمان عرضه شده است. ا. شربیانی

  • Masumeh
    2018-12-25 18:56

    مشکلی که با تمام کتابهای ایروینگ استون دارم این است که همه چیز به طور تمام نشدنی کش دارند. به نظرم مردم قرن پیش حوصله و وقت بیشتری برای خواندن کتاب داشتند و برای همین نویسنده تا این حد تشویق میشد به جزئیات بی مورد بپردازد .اما از حق نگذریم که مولف حس بی طرفی را نگه داشته و حتی جاهایی با فروید مهربان هم هست. گویی همذات پنداری قوی با فروید داشته و رنجی که برای روشنایی کشیده را تمامن درک کرده است. کاری به این ندارم که مبانی روانشناسی فروید امروزه چقدر درست اند اما اینکه انسانهایی در هر جای تاریخ به خود جرات داده اند و سوال پرسیده اند حتی اگر جوابهای غلطی هم پیدا کرده باشند باز هم در جهت رشد و اعتلای انسان پرچم دارند. چیزی که تمام کتاب حس میکردم این بود که چقدر عقل و دانش در برابر جهل انسان بی دفاعند. چقدر فکر درخشان که گرفتار ظلمات جهل میشود و در نطفه خفه میشود . و چقدر انسان راه دارد برای رسیدن به اوج خودش.زمستان 96

  • S. Hm
    2019-01-04 12:55

    کتاب شور ذهن شرح زندگی و فعالیت های زیگموند فروید، عصب شناس، روانشناس و روانکاو مشهوره. این کتابو اتفاقی توی کتابخونه دیدم و از اونجایی که به بیوگرافی علاقه دارم و داستان اگه واقعی باشه بیشتر بهم میچسبه کتاب رو خوندم. تصویری که از فروید توی ذهنم بود مربوط میشد به کتابای درسی دوره دبیرستان که ذهنیت منفی بود ولی اونجوری که ایروینک استون شرح میده فروید یک شخص کاملا پایبند به مسائل اخلاقی و خانواده دوست بود یه جورایی تا آخر داستان متوجه میشید که اون برای خانوادش نقش پدرخوانده رو داشت فروید یه انسان پیشرو بود و مسائلی رو بیان کرد که دیگران جرات مطرح کردن اونا نداشتن و با وجود تمام مخالفت هایی که جامعه پزشکی و روانپزشکی، گروه های دینی و حتی مقامات سیاسی و دولتی با تئوری های اون داشتن، باز هم از دیدگاه های خودش صرف نظر نکرد و بالاخره جایگاهی برای خودش و افکارش در سطح جهانی پیدا کرد. اینگه دیدگاه های اون تا چه اندازه با واقعیت منطبق هست حداقل من علم کافی راجع به اون ندارم. همونطور که اول کتاب توصیه کرده خوندن این کتاب برای دانشجوهای روانشناسی خیلی مفیده این کتاب منو به رشته روانشناسی و روانکاوی علاقه مند کرد و دوست دارم کتابای فروید رو بخونم البته اگه بتونم پیداشون کنم.

  • Hengameh
    2018-12-26 15:49

    کتاب بسیار دوست داشتنی ای بود. تقریبا یک سال طولش دادم تا بخونمش و تموم شه. یه مقدار ترجمه ش یه جاهایی بد بود (مثلا بخش های آخرش راجع به آیدی و اگو و سوپراگو) ولی اگر اساسا با حرفای فروید آشنایی داشته باشید میشد فهمید چی داره میگه. از بیوگرافی هایی هستش که خوندنش رو توصیه میکنم.زندگی فروید هم مثل زندگی تمام شخصیت های بزرگ تاریخ پر از پیچ و خم بوده. و خب نهایتا دستاوردی براش داشته که خودش هم باور نمیکرده بتونه بهش برسه.بیشترین چیزی هم که برام جذابه تو بیوگرافی ها مشکلات اصلی زندگی اون فرده. به نظر من بزرگ ترین مشکلات فروید برمیگرده به دوره پیریش و همزمانیش با جنگ های جهانی. یعنی تمام سالهایی که در تنهایی برای دفاع از تئوریش میجنگیده رو میذارم تو یه کاسه و از 60 سالگیش تا پایان داستان هم بار فلاکتش یه کاسه.در ضمن من عاشق بازی با تیپ های شخصیتی مایرز بریگز هم هستم (که خنده داره چون اساس کار این تیپ بندی برمیگرده به کارل یونگ :)) ) و به نظر من فروید بیشتر یه INTJ بوده نزدیک به میانهخیلی ها چون اعتقاد دارن INTP بوده و به طور شدیدخلاصه که همین. کتاب خوبیه و هایلی ریکامندد

  • pegah
    2019-01-03 14:07

    تا قبل از این هروقت اسم زیگموند فروید می اومد یه آدم عصبی که زیادی تو مسایل جنسی ریز شده و میخواد به زور روح رفیع آدمی! رو در قالب ضعیف و آبکیه انگیزه ها و عقده های جنسی جا بده به ذهنم میرسید. با خوندن این کتاب فهمیدم تا حدی حق با من بوده اما کفه ترازو به نفع فروید سنگینتر شد. فروید طبعی به مراتب حساستر از اونچه فکر میکردم داشته و به عنوان یه پزشک که تونسته پی ببره همه بیماریها صرفا نتیجه عوارض جسمی نیستن و روان آدمی میتونه حتی بیشتر تاثیر داشته باشه، موفق عمل کرده. زندگی خانوادگی و روابطش با پدر و مادرش خوب بوده بطوری که مطرح کردن تئوریهایی مثل عقده ادیپ نمیتونه نتیجه مشکلات روانی خودش بوده باشه منتها چون جامعه آن روزهای اروپا تحمل شنیدن اینگونه مطالب رو نداشته اون جنجالها برپا شده و مطرود جامعه پزشکی دوران خودش شده. بهرحال به هیچ عنوان نمیتوان نقش اصلی فروید رو در آنچه که سالها بعد نه تنها در پزشکی اعصاب و روان بلکه در زندگی شخصی تک تک ما آدمها به وقوع پیوسته ندیده گرفت

  • DoctorM
    2019-01-04 13:02

    Irving Stone spent a lifetime writing great, huge, ponderous novelised historical biographies. No one has ever accused him of vivid prose or crafting memorable characters. But he's readable, and I grew up reading his biographical novels about Darwin, Schliemann, Michaelangelo, and Freud and finding in them my introductions to places and times and ideas I might otherwise have missed. I read "Passions of the Mind" in high school--- my first introduction to Freud and to fin-de-siecle Vienna and the Habsburg Monarchy. I was fascinated enough with Vienna and its twilight to ultimately go on to do a PhD based on Habsburg studies, and Stone's account of Freud's life sent me to read about the history of psychoanalysis and ultimately off into critical theory.This is a slow, ponderous book. But it's a good introduction to Freud and his life, and it's full of period detail and research. For all Stone's failings as a writer, this is a book I remember fondly and one I will recommend here.

  • Vahid .M
    2018-12-31 16:43

    نزدیک به 300 صفحه ش رو خوندم دیگه نتونستم 700ص دیگه رو با همین شکل جلو برم، پر از توصیفات اضافی،جزئیات غیرضروری و بشدت خسته کننده

  • Michael Smith
    2019-01-06 17:49

    This fictionalized biography of Sigmund Freud managed to endear itself to me despite the fact that as fiction it’s stilted and verbose to the point of stultifying, nothing at all like Stone’s excellent The Agony and The Ecstasy. At least I got the sense that the author’s massive research was leaving me with a real biography of Freud. I had to wonder why the author just didn’t write a straight biography, then thought that he probably was so used to thinking of himself as a writer of fictionalized biographies that his novelistic method was the only way to go about it. But though as a novel this work is a flop, my interest in the subject kept me going, aided by taking several months to read the book as I occasionally switched off to more interesting titles. The dialog in this novel is not credible, with Freud speaking what suspiciously appears to be lengthy extracts from his published works, and most characters apparently trying to sum up the essence of their psychoanalytic theories in long-winded, paragraphic declamations. Overwhelming details ranging from the contents of Freud’s apartment to minutiae about what happened on various vacations is apparently intended to fully call forth the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries in Vienna, but there is just so much of it that you suspect the author simply failed to succinctly nail down the theater stage where his characters would walk.A sense of drama finally emerges in the last hundred pages out of 823, as Jung splits away from Freud, rival psychoanalytic factions take root, World War I devastates the family finances, and mouth cancer introduces Freud to physical suffering and personal mortality. The last section on his refusal to leave Vienna in 1938 even amid Nazi occupation, changing his mind only when his own daughter is arrested, then fleeing to England, is quite interesting, but we don’t get any further information after Freud arrives in England. Is the author trying to leave an impression of escape from evil and arrival in a new land, and some sense of immortality? But the last year of his life, including his assisted death by morphine in September 1939, would seem to be worthy of inclusion, as it’s part of his character.

  • Erik Graff
    2018-12-30 14:06

    Facing prosecution for draft resistance, I dropped out of college for a year. During this time I had a number of uninteresting jobs, but found plenty of time outside of work to study, renew old friendships and get involved in community politics.The biggest political accomplishment of the year was the creation of what we called the Park Ridge Community and Youth Coalitions which led, ultimately, to some legislation creating both youth and senior citizen centers in the city. More important, however, was the process and the involvement of thousands in our activities and hundreds in the creation of them.Of all the persons who got involved, the most impressive was Kara, a high school senior at my old school. She was articulate, aggressive, well-read and had one of the most interesting families I've ever become close to. Fortuitously, her dad owned a print shop and pressed our community newspaper, News & Views, without charge. Kara also had the longest, thickest blonde hair I'd ever seen. Being a sucker for the hair thing, respect soon turned to desire. The age difference, however, led to restraint and restraint, naturally, increased the passion. It was great, like knowing and working with Elizabeth Gurley Flynn.It was, I believe, on my twenty-first birthday, soon after the death of my childhood dog, Jimmy Olsen, that Kara presented me with Passions of the Mind, in hardcover, as a gift while we were standing in Hodges Park near the railway crossing in downtown Park Ridge. I was touched. Receiving any recognition from a friend, not a relative, on one's birthday was pretty much a new experience. The book itself wasn't one of Stone's best, but the thought behind it was good. I'd been studying continental depth psychology pretty seriously for months.Kara, now a novelist and film director, was my first serious girlfriend. Unfortunately, she now splits her time between L.A. and Paris, so it's been years since we've seen one another. The memories, however, remain quite fond and precious.

  • Fatemeh
    2018-12-24 17:57

    زمانی دراز نگرانیم که چگونه زنده بمانیم بعد خود را دلمشغول چگونه نمردن می کنیم.این است تمایز هوشمندانه.******************************************روزی که شروع به خواندن این رمان نهصد صفحه ای کردم فکر نمیکردم با چنین داستان جذاب و شیرینی روبرو شوم. شور ذهن داستانیست که لحظات زندگی زیگموند فروید را از آغاز جوانی و روییدن جوانه های عشق بر قلب او تا لحظه تبعید وی از وین به انگلستان را به زیبایی تمام به تصویر کشیده است. البته محتوای کتاب، صرفا داستان زندگی نیست بلکه بیان تلاشها و تحقیقات مداوم فروید و تلاش بی وقفه او برای کسب علم علیرغم ناملایمات فراوان در زندگی، چگونگی نهادینه شدن علم روانکاوری، داستانهای روان درمانی فروید که بنظرم بسیار جذاب هستند، و بخصوص آشنایی با نام بسیاری از بزرگان علم روانکاوری و ارتباط آنها با فروید از جمله کارل یونگ است. خواندن این کتاب را به تمام علاقمندان به روانکاوی و داستانهای روانکاوی پیشنهاد می کنم.******************************************زیگموند دریافت که از ضمیر ناآگاه مفهوم بسیار محدودی بدست داده و در قضاوت اخلاقی نسبت به آن دچار اشتباه شده.او در این رهگذر به اشتباه خود پی برد : دیگر بخشهای ضمیر ناآگاه را ندیده گرفته بود . شاید نیمی از آن را که شامل غریزه های زندگی بخش و حافظ حیات و آفرینندگی بود همان بخش که خاستگاه روشنگرترین و بزرگترین هنرها بود. نوشت:نویسندگان خلاق یاوران با ارزشی هستند که باید مورد سپاس بی کران قرار گیرند. زیرا مستعد دانستن همه چیزها از خاک تا افلاکند و فلسفه ما هنوز نگذاشته خوابش را هم ببینم. معرفت آنان به ذهن خیلی بیشتر از مردم عادی است.به منابعی دست می یبابند که ما هنوز در آن را به روی دانش نگشوده ایم...******************************************مارتا پرسید: دکتر یونگ سرچشمه افکار خود را چگونه زلال نگه می دارید؟یونگ با خنده گفت: به کرانه های دست نخورده زوریخ میروم و به جست و جوی چشمه های پنهان بر می آیم. در همان حال چشمه های پنهان ذهن خودم را نیز جست و جو می کنم.افکار خنک و روشن از چاه های نهفته بیرون می آیند. پس از بازگشت به اتاق کارم، بینش های تازه و تئوری های جدیدی برای نوشتن دارم. من بخشهای بی سکنه دریاچه را بسیار دوست دارم.همه انرژیهای واپس زده شده و جوهر خلاقیتم در آن سکوت و زیبایی مردابها و جزیره هایی که با کوههای پوشیده از برف احاطه شده، ظاهر میشوند.

  • SerA Mo
    2019-01-04 17:44

    مدت زیادی بود که این کتاب رو در کتاب‌خانه داشتم و طرفش نرفته بودم تا اینکه هوس یک رمان بلند کردم و راستش فکر نمی‌کردم انقدر خواندنش بهم بچسبه. کتاب جالبی بود. نویسنده سعی کرده بود به شیوه معمول زندگی‌نامه‌ها قلم نزنه و واقعن هم موفق بود. بگذریم از این‌که بیش از حد هوای فروید رو داشت وگاهی آدمی رو درخصوص مستند بودن وقایعی که مربوط به تئوری‌های فروید و حتا یونگ است به شک می‌انداخت، اما درکل فضای داستانی، خیلی خوب و روان از کار دراومده بود. درخصوص ترجمه، من با ترجمه پرتو اشراق خوندم و به موازات نسخه دیگری رو هم با ترجمه دوتن دیگر(اکبر تبریزی و فرخ تمیمی) به نام شور ذهن دانلود کردم. مقایسه‌ی دو ترجمه کمی من رو گیج کرد چون خیلی جاها اطناب و ایجازهایی در متن بود که به دلیل عدم دسترسی به متن اصلی نمی‌شد گفت کدام ترجمه درسته. در کل اما ترجمه خوب بود و اذیت نمی‌کرد

  • Talie
    2019-01-17 15:49

    چند نقل قول از کتابزیگموند هر شب پشت میز خود به این فکر بود که چند نفر از کسانی که به پزشکان یا بیمارستان مراجعه می کنند بیمار ایده ای هستند نه عفونی. .ویلهلم فلیس به فروید:جرئت بدیهه گویی داشته باش! فکرت را متوجه فراسوی حدود و معلومات و حدس هایمعمولی بکن

  • Adenike Adebiyi
    2019-01-08 12:05

    Sigi Freud noticed a little blood on a piece of bread he had been eating. He checked his mouth and found a spot on the right cheek from where the blood was coming. He paid it no serious attention, and the blood dried out. But a few days later, the bleeding returned. He checked his mouth again and noticed that the bleeding was coming from an area beyond the last tooth – he attributed the bleeding to a swollen gum or impacted tooth and did nothing for another few weeks. When the growth started extending to his palate he decided to consult a doctor, Dr. Markus Hajek.Dr. Hajek examined Sigi’s mouth and found a growth of leucoplakia on the mucosa of the hard palate. He advised Sigi to undergo a minor operation to excise the growth. Sigi didn’t take the advice right away. Later, he asked a young internist, Felix Deutsch, for a second opinion. Deutsch agreed with Dr. Hajek’s diagnosis. Sigi was worried and decided to have the growth excised. During the excision, Sigi bled profusely, but Hajek managed to remove the growth through the pool of blood – it wasn’t clear if Hajek removed all the growth though. The excised tissue was sent to the lab, which reported back that the growth was benign.But four months after the operation, the wound on Sigi’s palate failed to heal properly. He asked Deutsch to look at his mouth again. Deutsch looked but did not make any comment about the growth. A day later Deutsch told Sigi that he had made an appointment for Sigi to see Professor Hans Pichler, a famous oral surgeon.Dr. Pichler examined Sigi’s mouth and asked if Sigi wanted to know the truth. Certainly, Sigi answered.

  • Michael Hołda (Holda)
    2019-01-06 15:10

    Life of Sigmund Freud in novelist style, his interesting work as neurology as new and fascinating subject in his times (19th century breakthrough in medicine doctrine) Then, his work with, Jean-Martin Charcot "the founder of modern neurology". Besides, his traveling to live in France seemed to give him experience blended with his study and practice at hospital. Further, at the time when he started his private practice he found out benefits of hypnosis, however then he started psychoanalysis on himself to heal and learn roots to the mind. Just to work on his passion together with friends like Carl Jung. Even then he visited New York. Also there are parts of his family life in this biographical novel. And finally at the autumn of his live first ward war appears only to make problems but he moved to Tatra Mountains, but just before Second World War he had to emigrate to US.Now, from my, historical point of view that book is like a mirror to the past (like most of the books). However I disliked Freud’s idea of going into patients mind and changing it (yes, he wanted only to cure his subjects but still unsafe idea).

  • Nancy
    2018-12-31 17:02

    Stone almost tempts you to call his novel non-fiction as he follows the life and accomplishments of Sigmund Freud.Freud built his theory of psychoanalysis slowly one step at a time. Some of the things we have heard about Freudian psychology have come from those who followed him and added or detracted from his theories. Freud was a careful scientist.His first medical achievement was to discover the correct dosage and use of cocaine for taking away pain from cataract operations. It was later in his career that he formulated the study of the mind, finding many adult neurosis seated in childhood experiences.I was surprised at the misconceptions I had about Freud which came from later scientists' corruptions of his theories and practices. He was a pioneer in his field. Granted psychoanalysis is not perfect nor is everyone cured of their mental illnesses, but he is to be commended for his groundwork in this science.

  • Jessica
    2019-01-22 14:46

    Very interesting book about the professional development of Freud. The book begins during Freud's time at medical school, and journeys through his life as medical doctor and later founder of psychoanalysis, with personal information provided along the way. I enjoyed this book because it really showed the development of his ideas; while many of Freuds ideas are indeed lofty, weird, and since been declared as oversimplified or "applying one theory to all problems," many other ideas are indeed still relevant today and have served as a basis for a great deal of psychological studies, therapies, and research that is still applied and accurate today. After reading this book, I appreicate Freud much more. While the book is interesting and has a great deal of fascinating information regarding psychology and psychoanlysis, I will say it is a very long book and can indeed get tiring at times, which is why I cannot give it 5 stars.

  • Starr
    2018-12-27 19:00

    I first fell victim to the web of Stone's literary genius about 10 years while reading The Agony and Ecstacy, his account of Michelangelo. Passions of the Mind and the intimate portrayal of Freud's struggle as he struggles for others, wrenches me away from myself. Irving Stone's capacity to understand the character who he is writing about in a compassionate manner, allows the reader to understand their joys and struggles. Although Freud's psychological methods are antiquated and deemed more harmful than helpful by the modern mental health community; all of those with mental illness owe him a great depth of gratitude. He undermined his own financial and personal comforts to help those who could not help themselves. Unafraid of what his contemporaries thought of him, he constantly strove to find answers to questions and worked hard and consistently. His biography also shows him to be a moral and upstanding family and father figure. I deeply respect Freud.

  • Joe
    2018-12-31 17:03

    What can be said about this book must be absorbed from its pages. Irving Stone's eloquence is as artful as his research is thorough.In true Stone fashion the biographical-novel begins in Sigmund Freud's mid-twenties, and chronicles his life in narrative form. This is not the book for those who are deeply invested in understanding Freud's theories or psychoanalytic concepts, though they are obviously treated with some discrete insight as Freud lived and breathed his work.Freud was an artist whose canvas was the written word, his inspiration was the mind.

  • Angela Jacobs
    2019-01-12 17:03

    Very interesting book that takes us through the life of Sigmund Freud. We get to see how his illustrius career starts from its humble beginnings and how he weathered a lot of controversy and ridicule from his friends and collegues about his discoveries. Also of interest is his work in coccaine. It is very interesting, but also a bit dry, so if you require high action then this may not be the book for you, but the historians out there will enjoy becuase it also gives a nice glimpse of life in Vienna and Europe in the late 1800 and early 1900's

  • Pat
    2019-01-11 18:40

    Fascinating story of Sigmund Freud. His personal life and family involvements. The development and early stages of what was to become psycho-analytical thought.Some interesting elements:- His belief that love is irrational--and his desire to thus be "irrationally loved" by his wife.- His addiction to cocaine and its consequences.- The facade of attempting to objectively and dispassionately understand the human condition, while suffering from every element of the human condition.

  • CatherineMustread
    2019-01-12 18:48

    Good but lengthy fictional biography of Sigmund "Sigi" Freud and his life and times, covering primarily 1880-1920s. Good overview of the beginnings of the psychoanalytic philosophy and what was happening in the neurology field in Austria and the world during that time.

  • Lucinda Vinoski
    2019-01-06 11:48

    Love these older books, written in a time when there was not so much competition with reading.I still enjoy turning off the TV and spending quiet time with Irving Stone. This one gave a personal up-close view of Freud and his struggles to be recognized as a true doctor in a completely new field at that time. Excellent for those who have an interest in the field of psychiatry.

  • Marketa Simackova
    2019-01-10 13:54

    Velkolepá románová freska nejen o životě Sigmunda Freuda. Zachycuje poutavě i atmosféru konce 19. a přelomu 19. a 20 století v císařském Rakousko-Uhersku. Zaujetí tehdejších lékařů proniknout do tajů lidského těla a mysli je fascinující, ta vášeň a touha po poznání mě naplňuje obdivem k vědcům a lékařům té doby. Spoustu nemocí dokázali přesvědčivě disagnostikovat, ale neuměli léčit, přesto nepropadali frustraci a šli dál.

  • Thom Swennes
    2018-12-27 17:45

    Sigmund Freud (1856-1939) was an enigma in his time and in many ways he has remained so to this day. Trained in medicine at the University of Vienna, he was graduated in 1881 and practiced at the Vienna General Hospital. He researched the fields of aphasia, cerebral palsy and microscopic neuroanatomy. He is justly known as the founding father of psychoanalysis. This story in more than a commemoration of a great person and his immense mind but it is also a story of love seldom equaled. Like in Lust for Life (Vincent van Gogh) and The Agony and the Ecstasy (Michelangelo), Irving Stone has brought the life of a very remarkable person to the forefront and given it life. I was particular fascinated and interested in hearing blatherskite on various subjects that have since been proven groundless or simply wrong. This, to me, shows a human aspect to a god in his field of expertise. The different cases presented in this book are both captivating and insightful. There is little the author could do to dulcify the times and attitudes of Europe during the early Twentieth Century as Freud’s Jewish roots played a major part in his life. This is a keeper! I recommend this book to all lovers of history and everyone interested in a good yarn.

  • Denise
    2019-01-01 17:56

    Although an investment of time, this book was thoroughly enjoyable. Stone doesn't disappoint in the exciting story of Sigmund Freud and of the medical field moving from pure anatomy to the mind. The anticipation the reader feels as this new science is developed is exciting. Stone develops the characters in the Freud family as well as his colleagues and adversaries in technicolour. A book worth reading.

  • Ameya
    2018-12-29 10:57

    This is yet another thoroughly researched masterpiece by Irving Stone, which brings to life the life of the great Sigmund Freud, with all it's idiosnycracies and genius in place. This is a page turner and one cannot but awe at the revelations as they surprise you on every second page. Very insightful book into the human nature, presented in a beautiful story telling format with Dr Freud as the cynosure of this magnificient biographical treatise.

  • Anna
    2019-01-20 17:41

    Very good biography of Sigmund Freud written in such a different way. There is no dry facts, but a human behind the legend. Freud has doubts, loves his wife and has strong bond with friends he gained during medicine studies. He asks himself - keep his neurological practice without much time for his other interests like hypnosis and hysteria or develop studies just on hysteria and hypnosis.

  • Tracy Viselli
    2019-01-03 11:06

    If you are interested in Sigmund Freud or the beginnings of psychiatry and psychoanalysis and you would rather read historical fiction than a traditional biography or history book, Passions of the Mind is for you. Stone delves deeply into the medical history as well as personal history of Sigmund Freud. I read it as a young girl and just revisited it and it was even better than I remembered.

  • Mitzi
    2019-01-16 19:09

    Very interesting look at Freud's life, and how he came to his game changing ideas about the human mind. As with all of Stone's books, it is a little long - it includes a lot of his different cases, which are interesting but a few could have been left out and not hurt the book at all. Overall a great read!

  • ☯︎Hanna☯︎
    2018-12-25 15:54

    It's a very absorbing book, from my viewpoint. Irving Stone succeeded in representing the life of a great person, Sigmund Freud. I've been listening to the book for almost a month, but I can't believe the story has come to an end.