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5.0 out of 5 stars A fine group of psychoanalytical biographies
Storr describes the inner lives of such greats as Winston Churchill, Franz Kafka and Isaac Newton using psychoanalytical techniques. Extremely englightening and well-written so as not to intimidate the average reader.
A fascinating read, goes deeper into the minds of genuises than all other biographies.
Published on 27 Jun 2008 by Kitty Killin

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3.0 out of 5 stars Churchills Black Dog
I work at Chartwell and so am interested in all things Churchill. It is a good explanation of Churchill's 'black dog. Most of the book is not about him and is about other figures so the author has used 'C' as a taster to attract attention.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A fine group of psychoanalytical biographies, 27 Jun 2008
This review is from: Churchill's Black Dog (Paperback)
Storr describes the inner lives of such greats as Winston Churchill, Franz Kafka and Isaac Newton using psychoanalytical techniques. Extremely englightening and well-written so as not to intimidate the average reader.
A fascinating read, goes deeper into the minds of genuises than all other biographies.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Accessible and entertaining, 26 Jun 2011
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Anthony Storr is a civilised chap, who makes psychoanalysis engaging. This book covers lots of different subject from depression to creativity to violence. It's quite an old book but it's lasted well. Having read it I felt better informed about creativity and madness.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Very interesting, 6 May 2013
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You may agree or disagree with these essays - for example - Storr makes a good case for Jung's practical work, and he has less respect for Freud's, but they are all interesting. Storr is concerned with the question whether creative people are madder than others, but this book makes a great starting point for someone interested in psychiatry as a subject, but who doesn't know much about it.

I think his insight into Churchill's depression is impressively empathetic. Anyone interested in Churchill should be encouraged to read it. The following chapter deals with Kafka and the next with Isaac Newton - but each is less convincing.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Churchills Black Dog, 13 Oct 2013
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I work at Chartwell and so am interested in all things Churchill. It is a good explanation of Churchill's 'black dog. Most of the book is not about him and is about other figures so the author has used 'C' as a taster to attract attention.
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