Bruno Bettelheim was born in Vienna in 1903. He received his doctorate at the University of Vienna and came to America in 1939, after a year in the concentration camps of Dachau and Buchenwald. He was a Distinguished Professor of Education and Professor of both psychology and psychiatry at the University of Chicago. He died in 1990.
"VITAL...an eloquent attempt to reclaim Freud's reputation in America." --THE NEW YORK TIMES
"Lucid and provocative." --THE LOS ANGELES TIMES BOOK REVIEW