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Anita Eckstaedt

»Der Struwwelpeter« Fiction and Interpretation

Der Struwwelpeter was first published 150 years ago and has been a bestseller ever since. How can we account for the enduring relevance of this picture book after a century and a half, when most readers find it inhumane and harsh, gruesome and disturbing?

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Andreas Heinz

The Concept of Mental Disorders

The revision of pivotal handbooks for the diagnosis and classification of mental disorders stimulated lively discussions on how long a person may grieve after the death of a close relative without being diagnosed with clinical depression.

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Alice Miller

Breaking Down the Wall of Silence

Psychohistorical analyses of such brutal tyrants as Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin, and Nicolae Ceausescu show the obvious links between the horrors of their childhoods and the horror they inflicted on the world. Dr. Miller pleads for a course of remembrance and recognition on the part of the victim, and for awareness and condemnation of child abuse on the part of the society.

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USA (Basic Books), France (Aubier), Poland (Media Rodzina), Romania (Nemira)

Alice Miller

For Your Own Good

For Your Own Good, the contemporary classic exploring the serious if not gravely dangerous consequences parental cruelty can bring to bear on children everywhere, is one of the central works by Alice Miller, the celebrated Swiss psychoanalyst.

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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)

Alice Miller

Pictures of a Childhood

In Pictures of a Childhood, Alice Miller explores the connection between childhood and that creative activity which »somehow permits us to give form to the chaos within and thereby master our anxiety.«

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

Alice Miller

Drama of the Gifted Child

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.«

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USA (Basic Books), UK (Virago), Spanish world rights (Tusquets), Chinese simplex rights (Beijing Standway Books), Chinese complex rights (Psy Garden), Brazilian Portuguese rights (Summus), Portuguese rights (Paz), Arabic world rights (Dar El Kalema), France (PUF), Italy (Bollati), Netherlands (Uniboek | Het Spectrum), Denmark (Reitzels), Sweden (Wahlstrom&Wildstrand), Norway (Gyldendal), Korea (Prunyuka), Japan (Shin Yo Sha), Poland (Media Rodzina), Czech Republic (Triton), Hungary (Osiris), Romania (Herald), Latvia (Atena), Lithuania (Vaga), Serbia (Zoran Stojanovic), Turkey (Mavi Agac), Greece (Printa), Israel (Kinneret)

Domestic Rights Sales: German Audiobook (Ungehört)

Alice Miller

Thou Shalt Not Be Aware

Originally published in 1984, Thou Shalt Not Be Aware explodes Freud's notions of »infantile sexuality« and helps to bring to the world's attention the brutal reality of child abuse, changing forever our thoughts of »traditional« methods of child-rearing.

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English world rights (FSG), Brazilian Portuguese rights (Martins Editora), France, (Aubier), Italy (Bollati), Netherlands (Uniboek | Het Spectrum), Japan (Shichosha), Poland (Jacek Santorski), Czech Republic (Triton)

Alice Miller

Thruth Will Set You Free

When God created the Garden of Eden, he came up with a cruel scenario: He gave Adam and Eve the tree of knowledge, but forbade them to eat of its fruits. The Father of all fathers punished the disobedience of his children with great suffering.

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English world rights (Basic Books), Spanish world rights (Paidos), Chinese simplex rights (China Youth Press), Chinese complex rights (Psy Garden), Brazilian Portuguese rights (Martins Fontes), France (Flammarion), Italy (Cortina), Netherlands (Uniboek | Het Spectrum), Korea (Tin Drum), Japan (Shin Yo Sha), Czech Republic (Triton), Greece (Printa)

Alice Miller

The Untouched Key

As in her former books, Alice Miller again focusses on facts. She is as determined as ever to cut through the veil that, for thousands of years now, has been so meticulously woven to shroud the truth. And when she lifts that veil and brushes it aside, the results are astonishing, as is amply demonstrated by her analyses of the works of Nietzsche, Picasso, Kollwitz, Keaton and others. 

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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)

Alice Miller

Free from Lies

An astoundingly moving and perceptive work on how adults can finally overcome the traumas of their childhood.

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English world rights (W.W. Norton), Spanish world rights (Tusquets), Arabic world rights (Dar El Kalema), France (Flammarion), Italy (Bollati), Netherlands (Uniboek | Het Spectrum), Poland (Media Rodzina)

Domestic Rights Sales: German Audiobook (Firevoice)

Alice Miller

The Body Never Lies

In this empowering work, writes Rutgers professor Philip Greven, readers will learn how to confront the overt and covert traumas of their own childhoods with the enlightened guidance of Alice Miller.

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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)

Alice Miller

Banished Knowledge

Cruelty to a »bad child« will make that child into a bad adult and later create a bad world, unless an enlightened witness comes to the rescue. A child respected and taken seriously will create a different world; our biological mission is not to destroy but to protect human life.

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USA (Doubleday), UK (Virago), Spanish world rights (Tusquets), France (Aubier), Italy (Garzanti), Netherlands (Uniboek | Het Spectrum), Greece (Printa)

Beate Rössler

Autonomy

Naturally, we assume that we are all autonomous. And we think that a life in which we must do essential things against our will cannot be a successful one. But it is also true that numerous aspects of our lives are not chosen so freely. That is true for a number of our social relations as well as for all those situations we simply seem to stumble into. Everyday experience teaches us that we can by all means succeed at self-determination, but that we oftentimes also fail.

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Netherlands (Boom)