The Art of Listening

The Art of Listening

by Erich Fromm

Although Erich Fromm intended to publish his work as a practicing psychotherapist, these plans were never realized in his lifetime.

Not intended as a textbook about psychoanalytic therapy, these reflections provide welcome new information about Fromm the therapist and the way he dealt with the psychological suffering of his patients.

As Fromm envisioned, each chapter is structured to capture the informality and intimacy of his psychoanalytic work so that readers get a new and different sense of Fromm's humanism, honesty and insight.

  • Language: English
  • Category: Psychology
  • Rating: 4.09
  • Pages: 204
  • Publish Date: September 1st 1998 by Bloomsbury Academic
  • Isbn10: 0826411320
  • Isbn13: 9780826411327

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I first became acquainted with the work of Erich Fromm at the age of 13 or 14 when I went looking in a local bookstore for an authoritative guide on, wellya knowhow to do it. More than fifty years later, I erred in exactly the same way when I took The Art of Listening out of the local public library and read it front to back. But if there are six people there is no concentration really, one talks about thisand its like a big three-ring circus. One final note In the Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data just prior to the Table of Contents, Rainer Funk is credited with editing The Art of Listening. In any case, I feel that this particular work of Erich Fromm remains in need of a substantial editnot for the content, but for the form.

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