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The Sullivanians : sex, psychotherapy, and the wild life of an American commune  Cover Image Book Book

The Sullivanians : sex, psychotherapy, and the wild life of an American commune

Stille, Alexander (author.).

Summary: "The shocking story of the Sullivan Institute, a psychoanalytic organization of artists and intellectuals that devolved into a dangerous cult on Manhattan's Upper West Side"--

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  • ISBN: 9780374600396
  • ISBN: 0374600392
  • Physical Description: print
    x, 418 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2023.

Contents / Notes

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Formatted Contents Note: A parallel world -- Part I: Precursors. Origins -- The Sullivan Institute and the world of abstract expressionism -- The 1960s : Time of transition -- Part II. The group gathers. Transference -- Breaking with family -- Strange interlude -- Group living -- The secret history -- Part III: Building the Fourth Wall. The Kremlin and the Gang of Four -- Three Mile Island -- The secret history, part 2 -- The security squad -- Paternity -- The children of the Fourth Wall -- Having children in the group -- The defectors -- The unraveling -- Part IV: The Fourth Wall crumbles. Aftermath -- The reckoning -- Coda. The Kids are (mostly) all right.
Subject: Sullivan Institute/Fourth Wall Community (New York, N.Y.)
Communal living New York (State) New York
Counterculture New York (State) New York
Psychoanalysts New York (State) New York
Newton, Saul
Pearce, Jane 1914-1977
PSYCHOLOGY / History
Sullivan Institute/Fourth Wall Community (New York, N.Y.)
Collective settlements
Psychotherapy
Social control
New York (State) New York
Genre: History.

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