Thou Shalt Not Be Aware : Society's Betrayal of the Child

Thou Shalt Not Be Aware : Society's Betrayal of the Child

Book Title: Thou Shalt Not Be Aware : Society's Betrayal of the Child

Author: Alice Miller

Format: Paperback | 336 pages

Publication Date: 15 Oct 1998

ISBN-13: 9780374525439

Originally published in 1984, Thou Shalt Not Be Aware explodes Freud's notions of "infantile sexuality" and helps to bring to the world's attention the brutal reality of child abuse, changing forever our thoughts of "traditional" methods of child-rearing. Dr. Miller exposes the harsh truths behind children's "fantasies" by examining case histories, works of literature, dreams, and the lives of such people as Franz Kafka, Virginia Woolf, Gustave Flaubert, and Samuel Beckett. Now with a new preface by Lloyd de Mause and a new introduction by the author, Thou Shalt Not Be Aware continues to bring an essential understanding to the confrontation and treatment of the devastating effects of child abuse.