Paul Goodman was one of the founders and major theoreticians of Gestalt therapy, as well as a practicing psychotherapist for many years. He constantly sought to understand the nature of our selves and our society. "Our misery seems so ingrained that it calls for an explanation from our essential natures."
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|Vydavateľstvo||Gestalt Journal Press|
Nature Heals contains Goodman's most Important writings on psychology, including his critiques of Sigmund Freud and Wilhelm Reich, his discussions of aggression, racism, sex, ethics and other areas of modern psychopathology. Of particular Interest is his appraisal of the special problems of writers, and his notes on his own self-analysis.
This book stands alone as perceptive psychological writing. These essays also help us understand the underpinnings of Goodman's political and literary visions. The pieces — some of them published here for the first time — have been selected and introduced by Taylor Stoehr, Goodman's biographer and one of his literary executors.
Paul Goodman was born In New York City In 1911, and died in 1972. He received his doctorate In humanities from the University of Chicago, and taught and lectured at various schools, Including Sarah Lawrence and Black Mountain College. A novelist, social commentator, poet, literary critic and psychologist, he was consistently controversial and thought-provoking. Goodman's writings have appeared widely, and his best-known books Include Growing Up Absurd, The Empire City, Compulsory Mis-education, andGestalt Therapy: Excitement and Growth in the Human Personality.
Taylor Stoehr, long-time friend of Goodman's and one of his literary executors, Is professor of English at the University of Massachusetts. He edited Goodman's Collected Poems, and Is the author of Here, Now, Next: Paul Goodman and the Origins of Gestalt Therapy.
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