The Cultivation of Hatred by Peter Gay
(Bourgeois Experience)

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The bestselling author of Freud: A Life for Our Time now presents a remarkable journey through middle-class Victorian culture. The 19th century restrained aggressive behavior until ultimately, their aggressions exploded in WWI.

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Peter Gay lives in New York City and Connecticut.
Published September 1, 1993 by W. W. Norton & Company. 752 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, History, Travel, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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Gay extends the meaning of aggression itself in a discussion of the development of professions, of the division of labor, of the rise of a literature of advice, and of versions of neurosis that reflected a growing belief in the civil wars within the self.

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The third volume in Gay's study ``The Bourgeois Experience'' (following The Education of the Senses and The Tender Passion ), this engaging, hugely rewarding survey uses Freudian insights to illuminate the dark, irrational side of 19th-century culture, which in Gay's view underpinned the modern b...

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But libido must always be understood to be lurking, in the German cartoonist Wilhelm Busch’s observation of children watching a pig being slaughtered (‘Death, cruelty, voluptuousness: here they are united’) or in sports and competitions, which, Gay tells us in The Tender Passion, he might have tr...

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