Home Feed
Add Review, Blurb, Quote
In the Freud Archives | Janet Malcolm
post image

I‘m doing the disciplined thing and finishing my assigned reading in the book on the right (A Handbook to Old Testament Exegesis) before moving on to the #NYRBBookClub selection for this month. 😍 The OT book is surprisingly good! It‘s all about unpeeling the layers of literary nuance and the history of interpretation of the biblical text. Still…I‘m really looking forward to moving on to Malcolm‘s offering!

In the Freud Archives | Janet Malcolm
post image

Thoroughly enjoying this #nyrbbookclub selection. Gossipy academic shenanigans and big personalities in a field I have no vested interest in makes for a compelling and entertaining read.

In the Freud Archives | Janet Malcolm
post image

"You should have read him more carefully."
This quote, towards the end of the book, is by Janet Malcolm during her conversation with the opportunistic upstart Jeff Masson. Malcolm's assessment of the other person being a poor judge of character, despite being immersed in psychoanalysis, is applicable to several other characters in this juicy book that could easily be called Keeping Up With the Freudians. I loved this book & can't wait to discuss!

vivastory I think you would especially like this one @Megabooks A science book with a lot of drama. I was expecting it to be heavy on the psychoanalytic jargon & it's not. It's a lively quick read. 23h
Megabooks Thanks for the tag, Scott. I was curious when I saw @BarbaraBB ‘s positive review, so I‘m definitely going to stack this. I have a few nyrb titles on my list, so it‘s probably time to do an order during their next sale. 👍🏻 21h
See All 7 Comments
merelybookish Keeping up with the Freudians! 😂 Great review Scott. That's the thing isn't it? These people are supposed to be specialists in the human psyche and they are all so clueless! 21h
BarbaraBB Fab review and @merelybookish is right, they‘re clueless! 21h
vivastory @merelybookish Thanks! They really are clueless. I think this will be a great one to discuss. 14h
vivastory @BarbaraBB I'm looking forward to discussing it with the rest of the group. This has been on my TBR forever and was such a pleasant surprise. 13h
73 likes2 stack adds7 comments
In the Freud Archives | Janet Malcolm
post image

I'll see myself out 🤣

DrexEdit 😂😂 1d
daena 🤣🤣🤣 24h
See All 15 Comments
AmyG Ha! 24h
Ruthiella 😂😂😂 23h
LeahBergen 🤣🤣 23h
Ddzmini Uh oh 👀😳 21h
readordierachel 😂🤣 21h
sprainedbrain 😂😂😂 21h
Branwen OMG! 🤣😂🤣😂👏 20h
CarolynM 🤣 18h
Vansa Hilarious!Also Freud loved his jokes, he would have probably hugely enjoyed this one! 13h
Megabooks 😂😂😂😂 12h
batsy Lololol! 9h
Reggie Lololol 9h
77 likes15 comments
post image

Still listening to Unbound (usually takes me a few weeks to get through audiobooks) and started The Rules Do Not Apply last night which I‘m really liking so far. I was hoping our January read for #nyrbbookclub would have arrived so I could start that but no luck! #weekendreading

Andrew65 Have a good reading weekend. 1d
youneverarrived @Andrew65 thanks, you too! 1d
43 likes2 comments
In the Freud Archives | Janet Malcolm
post image

That last sentence 😬😂
#NYRBBookClub @merelybookish

BarbaraBB I can guess who‘s talking! 1d
merelybookish He hangs himself with his own rope so many times. 😂 1d
vivastory @BarbaraBB He's such a character! 1d
vivastory @merelybookish He really does. It's like watching an Errol Morris documentary. 1d
56 likes4 comments
In the Freud Archives | Janet Malcolm
post image

"... But almost everyone else in the analytic world would have done anything to get rid of me. They were envious of me, but I think they also genuinely felt that I was a mistake and a nuisance and a potential danger to psychoanalysis-a really critical danger. They sensed that I could single-handedly bring down the whole business..." #NYRBBookClub @merelybookish

merelybookish Hi's ego is pretty unbelievable. 1d
vivastory @merelybookish Initially he struck me as a total conman, but it was definitely his ego that made me think that 1d
61 likes2 comments
In the Freud Archives | Janet Malcolm
post image

Academic gossiping! I didn‘t know I‘d enjoy that but I did. Three academics fight about who knows best what Freud meant and thought. I learned a lot about Freud‘s early seduction theory, which he abandoned in favor of a theory of infantile sexuality. It‘s fascinating to read about the different interpretations and opinions of the three academics. And the author‘s role in all of this. What a great choice @merelybookish for the #NYRBBookClub

AshleyHoss820 This actually sounds really fun! 5d
merelybookish I'm so glad you enjoyed it! It's surprisingly entertaining. And nice that it ticked off a few reading prompts for you too! 5d
See All 15 Comments
BarbaraBB @AshleyHoss820 It is! It‘s intellectual hysterical, it‘s about conflicting male ego‘s, it made me chuckle more than once! 5d
AshleyHoss820 @BarbaraBB Oh my gosh, totally gonna have to stack it, then! ☺️ 5d
BarbaraBB @merelybookish I really did and am so curious where our discussion will lead to. I don‘t know that much about Freud, only what I read about him in fiction books. So I am looking forward to see what you all will think! 5d
BarbaraBB @AshleyHoss820 I think you have to 😊 5d
merelybookish @BarbaraBB I was thinking about that and how our assumptions about Freud (and psychoanalysis) today might differ from when it was written in the 80s. 5d
BarbaraBB @merelybookish They might indeed. I‘d say his theories are controversial to say the least but again, I don‘t know much about psychotherapy. Interesting! 5d
Librarybelle Sounds interesting! 5d
readordierachel Oh yay! I'm looking forward to this 5d
batsy Nice review! And what @readordierachel said! 😁 5d
Cinfhen Great review!! You have me VERY intrigued 5d
vivastory Wonderful review! I'm starting this one soon and looking forward to it. I've heard really good things about it. 4d
youneverarrived Sounds fascinating. I ordered it a few weeks ago, hoping it arrives soon! 4d
82 likes2 stack adds15 comments
Out of mind | J. Bernlef
post image

#WeeklyForecast 03/22

I‘m having an emotional week. My mother in law passed away unexpectedly and we‘re arranging her funeral, to be held on Thursday. For comfort I‘ll reread one of my favorite Dutch books (tagged) and we‘ll be doing our Divers #buddyread, Cindy 💕
Nothing too ambitious except maybe for In the Freud Archives, which I am reading at the moment for the #NYRBBookClub. I‘m reading it slowly and so far am really enjoying it.

Reggie I‘m so sorry to hear about your mother in law. 7d
AmyG I am so very sorry for your loss. 7d
Velvetfur I'm so sorry to hear of your loss Barbara 💔 7d
See All 45 Comments
Ruthiella You and your family have my condolences Barbara. ❤️ 7d
DrexEdit Sorry for your loss. It's good that books can be a comfort to you. 7d
Jas16 I am so very sorry for your loss 7d
squirrelbrain Sorry for your loss Barbara. Sending love to you and your family. ❤️ 7d
DivineDiana Sending condolences for your loss to you and your family. I hope that your books bring you some solace. ❤️ 7d
Simona So sorry for your loss 💔 7d
TrishB So sorry to hear Barbara. Sending love to you all ❤️ 7d
kspenmoll Barbara so so sorry to hear of your loss. Sending love to you & your family. 7d
vivastory I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. Hope you find comfort in books 💙 7d
LiteraryinLawrence I‘m so sorry to hear that. 💗 7d
Soubhiville I‘m so very sorry. 7d
AnneCecilie I‘m so sorry for your loss 💔 7d
Megabooks Sending love to you my dear sister 💕💕💕 (edited) 7d
RaeLovesToRead Sorry to hear that. Sending well wishes to you and your family 💙 7d
marleed Oh, I‘m so sorry. 7d
Flaneurette So sorry to hear this Barbara, thinking of you and your family 7d
Chelsea.Poole So sorry for your loss. 💔 7d
Anna40 So sorry for your loss. 💕 7d
quietjenn I'm sorry for your loss 💙 7d
Librarybelle So sorry for your loss 7d
staci.reads I'm so very sorry about your mother in law 💔 7d
Kdgordon88 Im so sorry for your loss. Wishing you and your family peace and comfort. 7d
LeahBergen Oh, I‘m so sorry for your loss, Barbara. Sending love. ❤️❤️❤️ 7d
MaureenMc I‘m so sorry for your loss. 💗 7d
Mindyrecycles I‘m terribly sorry, Barbara. I had a very dear MIL and it was awful to lose her. My love to all your family. 7d
Cinfhen Barbara, if you want to push off our reading I‘d totally understand. Here for you and the family. Sending much love 💗 6d
Cathythoughts So sorry for your loss Barbara ❤️ 6d
Vansa Oh, I'm so sorry , a loss of a close family member must be devastating. What a difficult time for you and your family. 6d
batsy I'm so sorry, Barbara ❤️❤️ Take care. 6d
Leftcoastzen I‘m so sorry . Hugs to you and your family. 6d
youneverarrived So sorry Barbara ♥️♥️ sending love to you all 6d
MicheleinPhilly Oh Barbara. I‘m so sorry. Sending light and love to you and your family and will keep you in my thoughts this week. ❤️ 6d
sarahbarnes I‘m so sorry. ❤️ Keeping you in my thoughts. 6d
BookNAround I‘m so sorry Barbara. May your memories bring more love and laughter than tears. 6d
BarbaraBB @Vansa @batsy @Leftcoastzen @youneverarrived @MicheleinPhilly @sarahbarnes @BookNAround Thank you all so much for your kind words and thoughts. It means so much to me 💕 6d
thebluestocking I‘m very sorry, Barbara. 💙 I hope you find some comfort this week. 6d
BarbaraBB @thebluestocking Thanks Jessica 🤍🤍 6d
readordierachel Oh no, how awful. I'm so sorry for your loss. Sending good thoughts to you and your family ❤ 5d
BarbaraBB @readordierachel Thank you Rachel 🤍 4d
Suet624 Oh my! I just saw this post. I‘m so very sorry. 2d
71 likes45 comments
In the Freud Archives | Janet Malcolm
post image
vivastory @Liz_M Fixed it. Thanks 👍 2w
BarbaraBB I‘ll be there! 2w
Sapphire Your selections look amazing. I would like to read along with you all. now
60 likes4 comments