The Mermaid and the Minotaur (Paperback)

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The Mermaid and the Minotaur (Paperback)

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"A seminal text in the womenís movement."
–Ethel S. Person, author of The Sexual Century

"Still the most important work of feminist psychoanalytic exploration, its re-release is a celebratory occasion."
–Eli Sagan, author of Freud, Women and Mortality

"[The Mermaid and the Minotaur] continues to astonish us with the depth and wisdom of its psychoanalytic approach even as its major ideas have become as unobtrusively essential to psychoanalytic feminism as the atmosphere."
–Jessica Benjamin, author of The Bonds of Love
Dorothy Dinnerstein

Dorothy Dinnerstein was born in a poor Jewish section of the Bronx, New York City, in 1923. As a psychologist, she worked with such well-known names as Kohler, Wertheimer, and Asch. She was a distinguished professor of psychology at Rutgers University for thirty years and lived in New Jersey until her death in a car accident in 1992.
Product Details ISBN: 9781892746252
ISBN-10: 1892746255
Publisher: Other Press
Publication Date: June 17th, 1999
Pages: 332
Language: English
“This book is a game-changer.” —Gloria Steinem, from her introduction

“To the very largest degree this book is exciting and valuable and belongs in every prominent library of feminist thought. Dinnerstein writes beautifully, often eloquently, and she argues brilliantly…a stirring view of the common psychic life of men and women and its relation to the whole of organized human history.” —Vivian Gornick, New York Times Book Review

“The most important work of feminist psychoanalytic exploration thus far. Its re-publication is a celebratory occasion…The book is disturbing—almost frightening—in certain parts of its analysis. Truly facing and understanding its message, however, is an act of liberation.”—Eli Sagan, author of Freud, Women, and Morality: The Psychology of Good and Evil 

“A seminal text in the women’s movement.” —Ethel S. Person, author of The Sexual Century

“[The Mermaid and the Minotaur] continues to astonish us with the depth and wisdom of its psychoanalytic approach even as its major ideas have become as unobtrusively essential to psychoanalytic feminism as the atmosphere.” —Jessica Benjamin, author of The Bonds of Love