Playthings

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‘Playthings’ is an intense and poetic exploration of a period in the life of Paul Schreber, the late 19th-century German judge who spent large chunks of his later life in an asylum, became a case study of Freud, and wrote the hugely influential ‘Memoirs of My Nervous Illness’.

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Paul Schreber is a man who wants to go home – but can’t. He is a man stymied by an illness he doesn’t understand – and sometimes doesn’t even know he has. He has to deal with past traumas, a disintegrating family, his own fantasies of persecution – as well as the very real forces marshalled against him. As Playthings delves deeper into Schreber’s disturbed mind, the book also unearths the roots of the great ills in the 20th century, the psychological structure of fascism, the cancer of anti-Semitism, and the abuse of institutional power.

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Weight0.318 kg
Dimensions19.3 × 13.8 × 2.1 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

235

Language

English

Edition

Paperback original

Dewey

823.92 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

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