Observing the Erotic Imagination

Robert J. Stoller

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January 29, 1992
242 pages, 5 1/4 x 8
ISBN: 9780300054736
Paper

"Stoller is not just a scientist but a lover of words and language. In this book, his text is as playful, charming, and serious as his topic.  The mix, a scientific and aesthetic exploration of the erotic imagination, is almost as irresistible as one's own erotic daydreams. Observing the Erotic Imagination is for all professional and private students of the erotic."—Dr. Ethel Person

 

"This book is a delight....He offers a model clinical illustration, brilliant and full of presence.  Indeed, Stoller's entire book is a model of clear, elegant conversational prose."—Jerome B. Katz, M.D., Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic

 

"Stoller presents new thoughts on his most provocative theory of the relationship between erotic excitement and fantasy of revenge and hostility."—Anke A. Ehrhardt, Ph.D. and Evan J. Elkin, Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent

 

"Stoller's account is comprehensive and levelheaded."—Psychological Reports

 

 

"Stoller's views are cogently expressed, thought-provoking and difficult to find fault. . . . [A] rich and essential summary of Stoller's later thoughts on the nature of sexuality, gender, and their disorders. . . . Essential reading for all those with an interest in gender identity and human sexuality."—Terry Birchmore, Changes: International Journal of Psychology & Psychotherapy

"Stoller presents new thoughts on his most provocative theory of the relationship between erotic excitement and fantasy of revenge and hostility."—Anke A. Ehrhardt, Ph.D. and Evan J. Elkin, Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent

"Provides a rich and engaging introduction to Stoller's important explorations of gender development....A thoroughly worthwhile contribution."—E. Barbara Hariton, Contemporary Psychology

"Stoller is not just a scientist but a lover of words and language. In this book, his text is as playful, charming, and serious as his topic. The mix, a scientific and aesthetic exploration of the erotic imagination, is almost as irresistible as one's own erotic daydreams. Observing the Erotic Imagination is for all professional and private students of the erotic."—Dr. Ethel Person

"This book provides a psychoanalytic focus on erotic imagination, presented with a sophisticated awareness of biological, sociological, and anthropological data and perspectives."—Albert Solnit, M.D., Yale University School of Medicine

 "A serious contribution to the subject of erotic behaviour."—Eva Lester, International Review of Psychoanalysis

"This book is a delight....He offers a model clinical illustration, brilliant and full of presence. Indeed, Stoller's entire book is a model of clear, elegant conversational prose."—Jerome B. Katz, M.D., Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic

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