Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Q&A Peter Kramer


Originally appeared in the Boston Globe,

By Harvey Blume

When I phoned Peter Kramer recently to talk about his new book, "Freud: Inventor of the Modern Mind," he said the volume represented his "most negative" encounter yet in a "lifelong series of encounters" with the work of Sigmund Freud. Given Kramer's knack for summing up and helping to shape the zeitgeist -- as demonstrated by his 1993 bestseller "Listening To Prozac" -- a negative report from him is not good news for 21st-century Freudianism.