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Karush, R.K. (1989). A Mind of her Own. The Life of Karen Horney: By Susan Quinn. New York: Summit Books, 1987. 479 pp.. Psychoanal Q., 58:658-661.

(1989). Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 58:658-661

A Mind of her Own. The Life of Karen Horney: By Susan Quinn. New York: Summit Books, 1987. 479 pp.

Review by:
Ruth K. Karush

Susan Quinn, who is primarily a journalist, has written an interesting and, for the most part, sympathetic account of the life of Karen Horney. It seems that the author became interested in Horney after reading her 1926 essay, "The Flight from Womanhood," where she "found it so remarkable that in the 1920's Horney was saying things that women rediscovered in the 1960's." There is no doubt that the author did an extensive amount of research in Germany, in the United States, and finally in Japan, where Karen Horney traveled in the final year of her life to pursue her interest in Zen Buddhism. Quinn also had access to Horney's personal diaries, which she had kept up from childhood through young adulthood.

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