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Wertham, Fredric 1895-1981

Overview
Works: 66 works in 244 publications in 6 languages and 7,695 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Case studies  Short stories  College stories  Catalogs  Exhibition catalogs  Biography  History 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Creator, Speaker, Editor
Classifications: HV6493, 301.1
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Fredric Wertham
A sign for Cain; an exploration of human violence by Fredric Wertham( Book )

24 editions published between 1966 and 1973 in 3 languages and held by 994 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seduction of the innocent by Fredric Wertham( Book )

30 editions published between 1949 and 2004 in English and held by 949 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The show of violence by Fredric Wertham( Book )

24 editions published between 1949 and 1976 in English and held by 792 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Accompanied by a prologue and an epilogue dealing tersely with the story of Cain which serves as a text, here are nine high-powered chapters by a psychiatrist who has been in the very center of the firing line in contested issues of murder cases he dramatically portrays. The book presents a collection of hard-boiled facts put together in virile, compelling, often ironic prose, which becomes a little shrill only in its generalized denunciations. Exhibiting sound scholarship the author likens the situations in certain of his cases to the essence of some Greek tragedies, Medea, Orestes, as well as Oedipus. Then the complex of Herostratus, who followed his urge to make himself famous by a terrible crime, is enunciated and a wealth of apt quotations from great writers illuminates many a point on many a page. Dr. Fredric Wertham (1895-1981) was a German-American psychiatrist and crusading author who protested the purportedly harmful effects of mass media, comic books in particular, on the development of children
The world within : fiction illuminating neuroses of our time by Mary Louise Aswell( Book )

7 editions published between 1947 and 2013 in English and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The world of fanzines; a special form of communication by Fredric Wertham( Book )

4 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The circle of guilt by Fredric Wertham( Book )

13 editions published between 1956 and 2007 in English and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume exposes the facts behind one of America's most shocking murders -- the story of Frank Santana, the so-called "hoodlum" who killed so-called "model-boy" Billy Blankenship. Santana, a fatherless boy from Puerto Rico, joined a stick-ball group which evolved into a gang for self-protection. Prejudice in the neighborhood was strong. What was not generally known, however, was that the victim was also a member of a gang who made a practice of beating up Puerto Ricans. The author, a noted psychiatrist who was asked to examine Santana by the defense, describes the events, the background and much data not heard in court. He argues that the media's presentation of the case reflected extreme cultural bigotry and ultimate legal bias against Santana. The author also concludes that people in general were beginning to feel less and less responsible for their actions, and that this was causing more violent crime in America. He suggested that comics and the mass media were contributing to this
Dark legend, a study in murder by Fredric Wertham( Book )

25 editions published between 1941 and 1966 in 4 languages and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The German euthanasia program : excerpts from A sign for Cain : an explanation of human violence by Fredric Wertham( Book )

7 editions published between 1966 and 1978 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The significance of the physical constitution in mental disease by Fredric Wertham( Book )

11 editions published between 1926 and 1980 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The brain as an organ; its postmortem study and interpretation by Fredric Wertham( Book )

9 editions published in 1934 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Fredric Wertham collection : gift of his wife Hesketh( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Auto-erotism : a psychiatric study of onanism and neurosis by Wilhelm Stekel( Book )

4 editions published between 1950 and 1961 in English and German and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La señal de Caín : sobre la violencia humana by Fredric Wertham( Book )

10 editions published between 1971 and 1998 in Spanish and Swedish and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The road to Rapallo : a psychiatric study by Fredric Wertham( Book )

3 editions published in 1949 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The road to Rapallo : a psychiatric study by Fredric Wertham( Book )

in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Racism : the roots of rebellion( Recording )

1 edition published in 1971 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roy Wilkins, Dr. Hortense Powdermaker, Dr. Frederick Wertham, and others wrestle with the question of why racism continues to flourish in an enlightened age
Letters to the Editor by Werner H Engel( Book )

in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Donkere legende : een psychiatrische gevalsstudie by Fredric Wertham( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in Dutch and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Psychiatrische studie over het geval van een jongen die zijn moeder vermoordde
The folded leaf by William Maxwell( Book )

2 editions published in 1945 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in Illinois in the 1920s, William Maxwell's serenely observed yet deeply affecting novel deals with the bonding of two half-grown boys
The world of fanzines by Fredric Wertham( Book )

2 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Seduction of the innocent
Alternative Names
Fredric Wertham Amerikaans psycholoog (1895-1981)

Fredric Wertham deutsch-amerikanischer Psychiater und Autor

Fredric Wertham psichiatra statunitense

Fredrik Vertham

Wertham, Frederic.

Wertham, Frederic 1895-

Wertham, Frederic 1895-1981

Wertham, Fredric

Wertham Fredric 1895-1981

Wertheimer, F. I. 1895-1981

Wertheimer, F. I. (1895-1981), Frederick Ignace

Wertheimer, F. I. Frederick Ignace

Wertheimer, F. I. (Frederick Ignace), 1895-1981

Wertheimer Frederick Ignace 1895-1981

Wertheimer, Friedrich Ignatz 1895-1981

Фредрик Вертхам

פרדריק ורתהם

フレデリック・ワーサム

弗雷德里克·魏特汉

Languages
English (190)

Spanish (10)

French (3)

Swedish (3)

German (1)

Dutch (1)

Covers
The circle of guiltFredric Wertham and the critique of mass culture