Item #10816 [Two Books on Wilhelm Reich] In the Wake of Reich; Where's the Truth? Letters and Journals 1948-1957. David Boadella, Wilhelm Reich, Mary Boyd Higgins, James E. Strick, Intro.

[Two Books on Wilhelm Reich] In the Wake of Reich; Where's the Truth? Letters and Journals 1948-1957

New York / Boston: Coventure Ltd. / Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1991-2012.

Paperback. 8 1/2" X 5 1/2". vii, 424pp. ; 9 1/4" X 6 1/4".x, 272pp. Mild wear to pictorial paper wraps of In the Wake of Reich with rubbing and toning to covers, corners, and edges and price sticker to rear cover. Very mild shelf wear to unclipped dust jacket of Where's the Truth?. Previous owner's stamp to half-title page of In the Wake of Reich. Pages of both volumes are clean and unmarked. Bindings are sound.

Author, lecturer and therapist David Boadella has compiled a Who's Who of colleagues and students that reflects the resurgence of interest in Wilhelm Reich's work on the psyche/soma connection. Included is a discussion by best-selling American author, Alexander Lowen, on bio-energetic analysis.(Publisher)

Where's the Truth? is the fourth and final volume of Wilhelm Reich's autobiographical writings, drawn from his diaries, letters, and laboratory notebooks. These writings reveal the details of the outrider scientist's life his joys and sorrows, his hopes and insecurities and chronicle his experiments with what he called "orgone energy."

A student of Freud's and a prominent research physician in the early psychoanalytic movement, Reich immigrated to America in 1939 in flight from Nazism, and pursued research about orgone energy functions in the living organism and the atmosphere. Where's the Truth? begins in January 1948, shortly after Reich became a target of the Federal Food and Drug Administration. He had already faced persecution by the U.S. government, having been mistaken by the State Department and the FBI for both a Communist and a Nazi. Starting in 1947, Reich was hounded by the FDA, which, in 1954, obtained an injunction by default against him that enabled it to burn six tons of his published books and research journals, and to ban the use of one of his most important experimental research tools the orgone energy accumulator. Challenging the right of a court to judge basic scientific research, Reich was imprisoned in March 1957 and died in the U.S. Penitentiary in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, eight months later.

The text gathered here shows Reich's steadfast determination to protect his work. "Where's the truth?" he asked a lawyer, and that question animates this volume and rounds out our understanding of a unique, irrepressible modern figure.(Publisher). Good + / very good. Item #10816

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