A Tale of Two Political Psychobiographies….

Psychobiography is a very specialized and much maligned literary genre.  Attempting to assess the psychological intricacies of an individual ‘remotely’, that is removed from the sanctity and free-associations of the psychoanalyst’s couch, is controversial. Nonetheless, if done well, it makes for fascinating reading. I’ve recently finished reading a couple of political psychobiographies, a task that has taken … More A Tale of Two Political Psychobiographies….

Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s Letters and Papers from Prison : A Biography

I’ve just come across this fascinating interview with Martin Marty who recently appeared at the Chicago Tribune Printers Row Lit Fest to talk about his book, “Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s ‘Letters and Papers from Prison’: A Biography.”   Marty was in discussion with Owen Youngman, professor of Digital Media Strategy at Northwestern University’s Medill School. There are … More Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s Letters and Papers from Prison : A Biography