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Crews to Deliver Lecture on Freud

Story posted September 15, 1997

BRUNSWICK, Maine -- Frederick Crews, professor of English emeritus at the University of California at Berkeley, will deliver a lecture titled "Freud: Harmful or Fatal if Swallowed" at Bowdoin College on Sunday, September 21, at 7:30 p.m. in Main Lounge, Moulton Union.

The lecture is open to the public free of charge.

Crews is the author of 11 books and has edited five others. His most recent book, "The Memory Wars: Freud's Legacy in Dispute," (New York Review) is based on his 1993 article "The Unknown Freud," published in The New York Review of Books. Crews' article critiquing Freudian theory and the recovered memory movement, and letters in response, form the basis of "The Memory Wars."

Among his other works are the satirical "The Pooh Perplex;" critical studies of E.M. Forster, Nathaniel Hawthorne and Henry James; and "The Critics Bear It," a 1992 nominee for the National Book Critics Award for Nonfiction.

The lecture is sponsored by the Psychology, English and German departments and the Lectures and Concerts Committee.

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