The Dreams of Mabel Dodge: Diary of an Analysis with Smith Ely Jelliffe

Author(s) : Patricia R. Everett

The Dreams of Mabel Dodge: Diary of an Analysis with Smith Ely Jelliffe

Book Details

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Published : 2021
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 262
  • Category :
  • Catalogue No : 95577
  • ISBN 13 : 9780367749323
  • ISBN 10 : 9780367749

Reviews and Endorsements

"History comes alive, as we are drawn into the dream life of Mabel Dodge, an articulate woman who played a significant role in the history of psychoanalysis in America. It is 1916 and we listen as she recounts dreams and associations to her analyst, Smith Ely Jelliffe, and he responds. Through impeccable scholarship and priceless historical documentation, Patricia Everett contextualizes a psychoanalytic adventure. Unconscious meets conscious, patient meets analyst, and reader meets author, as this fascinating story unfolds. Patricia Everett gives us privileged access to their exciting, spirited, even thrilling interplay as they explore a realm of dreams." - Sandra Buechler, Ph.D., Training and Supervising Analyst at the William Alanson White Institute, author of Psychoanalytic Approaches to Problems in Living.

"If I hadn't seen it with my own eyes, I'd find it hard to believe that such a book actually exists. Everett presents us with the dreams of Mabel Dodge, recorded during her analysis with Smith Ely Jelliffe, one of the most influential and creative of the first American psychoanalysts. We are whisked, as if by a time machine, deep into a lost world of a century ago. And what is revealed is the inner life of an extraordinary woman, the contours of the American avant-garde, of which she was a central figure, and the workings of psychoanalysis in an early, crucial period of its history." - James William Anderson, Ph.D., Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Northwestern University.

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