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After enduring a child’s cruel death, the composer/hero of Thomas Mann’s Dr. Faustus is moved to write a piece which will subvert the ebullient optimism of the “Ode to Joy” and “take back” Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony Mann’s oddly potent phrase springs to mind after viewing Clint Eastwood’s Unforgiven, the sixteenth film of an uneven but […]

The Media on My Mind: Adventures in Pop Culture: The Letter Killeth

Read the latest installment of The Media on My Mind, Adventures in Pop Culture: The Letter Killeth, at Clinical Psychiatry News. Here’s a sample: It’s been said that academic rivalry is so vicious because the stakes are so small. For instance, psychoanalytic film theory occupies a tiny niche of a tiny niche of analytic and […]