WHAT THEY REALLY SAID (MACDONALD; SCHOCKEN)
Series Note: "Great men attract legends and misquotation. Their lives are frequently described; all too often what they thought and wrote is ignored or distorted. The aim of this series is to recall what was really said by men whose thoughts and words have exercised much influence, to account for this effect upon their contemporaries and to assess their lasting value.
They will sometimes be revealed as much mistaken, but they stand securely above the portrayal of their warts. Freud's mythology may be as absurd as Bernard Shaw's muddles about medicine, the Marxist labor theory of value as unsound as William Temple's view on banking. But the intelligent non-specialist of any age will find here no shallow debunking but a basis for forming a fair judgment upon men who, though dead, still make us think today.
These books not only supply authoritative factual summaries of 'What they really said' in a concise and approachable manner, but also express the personal criticisms of a wide variety of experts. The series therefore forms an ideal basis for informed discussion and a valuable stimulus to further reading in the works of the world's great men."
-- Blurb on back panel of dustwrapper of What Freud Really Said by David Clark (Schocken Books, 1966).
Series editor: A. N. Gilkes.
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(printed by Purnell & Sons, Ltd., Paulton, Somerset and London, United Kingdom)
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Series Number / Author or Editor / Title
What Darwin really said
by Benjamin Farrington
What Freud really said
by David Stafford-Clark; Elisabeth Young-Bruehl
What Jung really said
by Edward Armstrong Bennet
What Mao really said
by Philippe Devillers; Tony White
What Marx really said
by H. B. Acton
What Nietzsche really said
by Robert C. Solomon; Kathleen Marie Higgins
What Shaw really said
by Ruth Adam
What St. Paul really said
by J. W. C. Wand
Author of this page:
David Paul Wagner