Recent searches
TMC
TMM
Lost your password?

Lost your password? Please enter your username or email address. You will receive a link to create a new password via email.

Norman O. Brown

California, 1913

Norman O. Brown, (1913-2002), the Californian son of an Irish mining engineer and a Cuban mother, enjoyed an exceptional education at Balliol College Oxford as an outstanding disciple of Isaiah Berlin and graduated in Greek and classical languages at the University of Michigan (Madison). He taught the classics for a couple of decades at Wesleyan University, when he published his essay on the figure Hermes ("Hermes the Thief", 1947) and his highly praised English version of Hesiod s Theogony ("Theogony", 1953), until he began "an in-depth study on Freud", the first and extraordinary result...

Norman O. Brown, (1913-2002), the Californian son of an Irish mining engineer and a Cuban mother, enjoyed an exceptional education at Balliol College Oxford as an outstanding disciple of Isaiah Berlin and graduated in Greek and classical languages at the University of Michigan (Madison). He taught the classics for a couple of decades at Wesleyan University, when he published his essay on the figure Hermes ("Hermes the Thief", 1947) and his highly praised English version of Hesiod s Theogony ("Theogony", 1953), until he began "an in-depth study on Freud", the first and extraordinary result of which was Life Against Death (1956), the book that we now present as "Eros y Tánatos".
This reading of Freud had a huge impact on Brown. Shortly afterwards, following a stay at the University of Rochester, he moved permanently to the University of California (Santa Cruz), now as a Humanities lecturer, where he extended his focus of attention from the ancient world to a no less classical reflection on human nature and its destiny. At that time, he was already an intellectual reference in California comparable with Herbert Marcuse. After seven years of dedication, Brown published "Love s Body" (1967; included in this collection as "El Cuerpo del Amor", 2005), possibly his masterpiece, which he presented as "a continuation of the journey which began with "Life Against Death", especially of the last chapter, dedicated to "the resurrection of the body".

Designs Norman O. Brown

El cuerpo del amor

Norman O. Brown - 2005

Fertile Eyes

Eros y Tánatos

Norman O. Brown - 2007

Fertile Eyes