WorldCat Identities

Miller, Alice

Overview
Works: 295 works in 1,420 publications in 8 languages and 20,253 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Creator, Interviewee, Compiler
Classifications: RC569.5.C55, 616.8582239
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Alice Miller
For your own good : hidden cruelty in child-rearing and the roots of violence by Alice Miller( Book )

83 editions published between 1980 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 2,664 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This contemporary classic by a celebrated Swiss psychoanalyst explores the serious if not gravely dangerous consequences parental cruelty can bring to bear on children everywhere. With her typically lucid, strong, and poetic language, Miller investigates the personal stories and case histories of various self-destructive and/or violent individuals to expand on her theories about the long-term affects of abusive child-rearing. Her conclusions--on what sort of parenting can create a drug addict, or a murderer, or a Hitler--offer much insight, and make a good deal of sense, while also straying far from psychoanalytic dogma about human nature, which Miller vehemently rejects. This important study paints a shocking picture of the violent world--indeed, of the ever-more-violent world--that each generation helps to create when traditional upbringing, with its hidden cruelty, is perpetuated. The book also presents readers with useful solutions in this regard--namely, to resensitize the victimized child who has been trapped within the adult, and to unlock the emotional life that has been frozen in repression.--From amazon.com
Prisoners of childhood : the drama of the gifted child and the search for the true self by Alice Miller( Book )

33 editions published between 1979 and 1996 in English and held by 1,904 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the cyclical patterns of parental exploitation and the resulting loss of self-esteem in their children
Thou shalt not be aware : society's betrayal of the child by Alice Miller( Book )

46 editions published between 1984 and 1998 in English and held by 1,595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Originally published in 1984, Miller's book 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
Banished knowledge : facing childhood injuries by Alice Miller( Book )

51 editions published between 1988 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Successor to the author's The drama of the gifted child. This book reveals Alice Miller's latest theories on how to release childhood repression
The drama of the gifted child : the search for the true self by Alice Miller( Book )

34 editions published between 1981 and 2008 in English and held by 1,278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why are many of the most successful people plagued by feelings of emptiness and alienation? This wise and profound book has provided thousands of readers with an answer -- and has helped them to apply it to their own lives. Far too many of us had to learn as children to hide our own feelings, needs, and memories skillfully in order to meet our parents' expectations and win their "love." Alice Miller writes, "When I used the word 'gifted' in the title, I had in mind neither children who receive high grades in school nor children talented in a special way. I simply meant all of us who have survived an abusive childhood thanks to an ability to adapt even to unspeakable cruelty by becoming numb ... Without this 'gift' offered us by nature, we would not have survived." But merely surviving is not enough. The Drama of the Gifted Child helps us to reclaim our life by discovering our own crucial needs and our own truth. -- Back cover
The untouched key : tracing childhood trauma in creativity and destructiveness by Alice Miller( Book )

32 editions published between 1988 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 1,196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Also has brief case studies of Pablo Picasso, Kathe Kollwitz, Buster Keaton, and Chaim Soutine
The body never lies : the lingering effects of cruel parenting by Alice Miller( Book )

32 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 910 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Using numerous case histories gleaned from her practice, as well as examining the biographical stories of celebrated writers such as Marcel Proust, Virginia Woolf, Friedrich Nietzsche, and others, Miller shows how a child's emotional traumas, repressed humiliation, and bottled rage can manifest themselves as serious adult health problems. In discussing the lives of these literary giants, Miller explores the known or, in some cases, unknown traumas that haunted each author's childhood. More important, Miller connects the writers' painful childhoods with their later afflictions, which included depression, anorexia, cancer, and even insanity. While examining everything from parental spanking to sexual abuse and emotional blackmail, Miller exposes the societal pressures that converge to harm children."--Jacket
Breaking down the wall of silence : the liberating experience of facing painful truth by Alice Miller( Book )

16 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in English and held by 746 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focuces on how child abuse should be recognized, condemned, and dealt with before victims become adults
Das Drama des begabten Kindes und die Suche nach dem wahren Selbst by Alice Miller( Book )

113 editions published between 1979 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu zuo wei yi bu jing dian er tong jiao yu xin li xue zhu zuo,Tan tao le yi zhong pu bian de she hui xian xiang.Qi mu de zai yu bang zhu cheng ren fa xian sheng huo zhong de ji ben xu qiu,Xiao zheng ta men yu er tong xiang chu de tai du he fang fa,Zhi dao ta men zhong xin zhao hui ying yong de jian quan sheng huo
The truth will set you free : overcoming emotional blindness and finding your true adult self by Alice Miller( Book )

16 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the fallout from child abuse and shares insights into how people can heal their psychic wounds from childhood
Paths of life : seven scenarios by Alice Miller( Book )

13 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and held by 545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"How do our first experiences of pain and love affect our future? ... [The author] shows us people who have suffered great loneliness in childhood and who now, in adulthood, despite their yearnings for contact and communication, are still trapped in inner isolation"--Jacket
Free from lies : discovering your true needs by Alice Miller( Book )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Counsels adults on how to overcome childhood traumas, discussing such topics as improving communication productivity between therapists and clients, expressing trapped emotions, and healing unhealthy manifestations of subconscious pain
The drama of being a child and the search for the true self by Alice Miller( Book )

36 editions published between 1983 and 2011 in English and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why are many of the most successful people plagued by feelings of emptiness and alienation? This wise and profound book has provided thousands of readers with an answer—and has helped them to apply it to their own lives. Far too many of us had to learn as children to hide our own feelings, needs, and memories skillfully in order to meet our parents' expectations and win their "love." Alice Miller writes, "When I used the word 'gifted' in the title, I had in mind neither children who receive high grades in school nor children talented in a special way. I simply meant all of us who have survived an abusive childhood thanks to an ability to adapt even to unspeakable cruelty by becoming numb... Without this 'gift' offered us by nature, we would not have survived." But merely surviving is not enough. The Drama of the Gifted Child helps us to reclaim our life by discovering our own crucial needs and our own truth
Le drame de l'enfant doué : à la recherche du vrai soi by Alice Miller( Book )

29 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in French and German and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'auteure montre la place que prennent les émotions dans le développement de l'être humain, et, à partir d'observations cliniques, les conséquences des traumatismes de la petite enfance sur le devenir de l'être humain
Du sollst nicht merken : Variationen über das Paradies-Thema by Alice Miller( Book )

34 editions published between 1973 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Breaking down the wall of silence : to join the waiting child by Alice Miller( Book )

15 editions published between 1990 and 1997 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

C'est pour ton bien : racines de la violence dans l'education de l'enfant by Alice Miller( Book )

20 editions published between 1984 and 2015 in French and German and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essai d'explication des répercussions sur le comportement adulte, des mauvais traitements d'une éducation répressive reçus dans la petite enfance. Après un survol et une dénonciation de la "pédagogie noire" des deux derniers siècles, l'auteure explicite sa thèse à l'aide de trois cas: Christiane F. (autodestruction par la drogue); Adolf Hitler (la destruction d'autrui); Jürgen Bartsch (un criminel). La drogue, la psychose et la criminalité sont des "expressions codées des expériences de la petite enfance."
Het drama van het begaafde kind : op zoek naar het ware zelf by Alice Miller( Book )

23 editions published between 1995 and 2017 in Dutch and Undetermined and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Psychoanalytische beschouwing, met een kritiek op de freudiaanse benadering, over de identiteitsstoornis die vooral bij begaafde kinderen kan ontstaan
From rage to courage : answers to readers' letters by Alice Miller( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collects therapeutic answers to hundreds of reader letters, in a volume that explores the controversial connection between childhood trauma and physical illness, drug use, crime, and future cycles of abuse
Paths of life : six case histories by Alice Miller( Book )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Announcing an updated tenth anniversary edition of Paths of Life from the world-renowned psychoanalyst Alice Miller
 
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For your own good : hidden cruelty in child-rearing and the roots of violence
Alternative Names
Ai li si Mi le 1923-2010

Ailisi-Mile 1923-2010

Alice Miller Pools pyschologe (1923-2010)

Alice Miller psicologa, psicoanalista e saggista polacca

Alice Miller Swiss psychologist

Mile, Ailisi 1923-2010

Miler, Alice

Miler, Alis 1923-2010

Miler, Alise 1923-2010

Miller, Alice

Miller, Alice 1923-2010

Miller, Alis 1923-2010

Miller-Rostowska, Alice 1923-2010

Miller-Rostowska, Alicja

Millere, Alise 1923-

Millerová, Alice

Millerová, Alice 1923-2010

Mīllir, Alīs 1923-2010

Millner, Alice 1923-2010

Mirā, Arisu 1923-2010

Rostowska, Alicja

Rostowska, Alicja 1923-2010

Rostowska, Alicja Miller-

Миллер, Алис 1923-

אליס מילר פסיכולוגית

מיללער, אליס

מילער, אליס

מילר, אליס 1923-2010

밀러, 알리스 1923-2010

밀러, 앨리스 1923-2010

アリス・ミラー

ミラー, A

ミラー, アリス

Languages
English (334)

German (206)

French (59)

Spanish (42)

Dutch (21)

Chinese (4)

Turkish (2)

Japanese (1)

Covers
Prisoners of childhood : the drama of the gifted child and the search for the true selfThou shalt not be aware : society's betrayal of the childBanished knowledge : facing childhood injuriesThe drama of the gifted child : the search for the true selfThe untouched key : tracing childhood trauma in creativity and destructivenessThe body never lies : the lingering effects of cruel parentingBreaking down the wall of silence : the liberating experience of facing painful truthDas Drama des begabten Kindes und die Suche nach dem wahren Selbst