Our Wish to Kill: The Murder in All Our Hearts

Herbert S. Strean, Author, Lucy Freeman, With St. Martin's Press $18.95 (270p) ISBN 978-0-312-05488-5
``There is no emotion in any human being that is not in every single human being,'' said lawyer Clarence Darrow--and that includes the will to murder, claim the authors of this noteworthy study. Strean, director of the New York Society for Psychoanalytical Training, and Freeman, who previously collaborated `with him'? (if not, it's fine as is.) aa/doesn't collaborated say that they collaborated together?gs on Behind the Couch and The Severed Soul, urgeto avoid repeating `begin', in next sentence. aa us to be aware of our capacity for malevolence and our ability to convert that capacity into aggression. The authors demonstrate how the wish to murder can begin in infancy and childhood, emerging more frequently than not in abused children and those from single-parent homes, and how it can develop further in adolescence. They proceed to analyze murder within families, serial killingparallelism. aa and suicide, and conclude by showing how we can understand and overcome the murder ``in our hearts.'' Revealing. (Apr.)
Reviewed on: 03/04/1991
Release date: 03/01/1991
Genre: Nonfiction
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