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Alice Miller

Drama of the Gifted Child - The Search for the True Self

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Alice Miller
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Alice Miller has been a psychotherapist and researcher in matters of the influence of childhood troubles on the adult for more than 20 years. In 1980 she decided to dedicate herself completely to writing in order to commit to her broad experience of the deeper meanings of childhood and share her knowledge of their decisive persistence in entire life with a larger public. Alice Miller died on April 14th, 2010 at the age of 87.

www.alice-miller.com

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Why are many of the most successful people plagued by feelings of emptiness and alienation? This wise and profound book has provided thousands of readers with an answer – and has helped them to apply it to their own lives. Far too many of us had to learn as children to hide our own feelings, needs, and memories skillfully in order to meet our parents’ expectations and win their »love.«

Alice Miller writes, »When I used the word ’gifted’ in the title, I had in mind neither children who receive high grades in school nor children talented in a special way. I simply meant all of us who have survived an abusive childhood thanks to an ability to adapt even to unspeakable cruelty by becoming numb […] Without this ’gift’ offered us by nature, we would not have survived.«

But merely surviving is not enough. The Drama of the Gifted Child helps us to reclaim our life by discovering our own crucial needs and our own truth. (book description from the English edition by Basic Books)

Other publications

Wege des Lebens/Paths of Life (2007)

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USA (Basic Books), Spanish world rights (Ediciones B), France (Flammarion), Italy (Garzanti), Netherlands (Uniboek | Het Spectrum), Denmark (Munksgaard), Sweden (Wahlstrom&Wildstrand), Japan (Shin Yo Sha), Poland (Media Rodzina), Lithuania (Vaga), Turkey (Metis), Greece (Printa)

Dein gerettetes Leben/Free from Lies (2007)

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Domestic Rights Sales: German Audiobook (Firevoice)

Die Revolte des Körpers/The Body Never Lies (2005)

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English world rights (W.W. Norton - published, rights reverted), Spanish world rights (Tusquets), Chinese simplex rights (China Youth Press), Chinese complex rights (Psy Garden), Brazilian Portuguese rights (WMF - published, rights reverted), Arabic world rights (Dar El Kalema), France (Flammarion), Italy (Cortina), Netherlands (Uniboek | Het Spectrum), Korea (Tin Drum), Poland (Media Rodzina), Romania (Herald), Lithuania (Vaga), Slovenia (Tangram - published, rights reverted), Turkey (Okuyan), Greece (Printa)

Evas Erwachen/Thruth Will Set You Free (2003)

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Abbruch der Schweigemauer/Breaking Down the Wall of Silence (2003)

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Das verbannte Wissen/Banished Knowledge (1990)

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Der gemiedene Schlüssel/ The Untouched Key (1988)

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USA (Doubleday), UK (Virago), Spanish world rights (Tusquets), France (Aubier), Italy (Garzanti), Netherlands (Uniboek | Het Spectrum), Denmark (Reitzels), Japan (Shin Yo Sha), Lithuania (Vaga)

Bilder einer Kindheit/Pictures of a Childhood (1985)

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USA (FSG), UK (Virago), France (Aubier/Flammarion), Japan (Gendai Kikakushitsu)

Du sollst nicht merken/Thou Shalt Not Be Aware (1983)

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Am Anfang war Erziehung/For Your Own Good (1983)

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USA (FSG), UK (Virago), Spanish world rights (Tusquets), Russia (Klass), Brazilian Portuguese rights (WMF), France (Aubier), Italy (Bollati), Netherlands (Uniboek | Het Spectrum), Denmark (Reitzels), Norway (Gyldendal), Japan (Shichosha), Poland (Media Rodzina), Czech Republic (Triton), Hungary (Pont), Bulgaria (Iztok-Zapad), Estonia (Ursa Minor), Turkey (Arion), Israel (Kinneret)