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Obsessive fears are unconscious desires. The woman who is obsessively afraid that her phone is tapped actually wants her phone to be tapped; that is, she wants someone to pay attention to her. A neurotic fear of such and such is actually an unconscious desire for such and such, this being the topic of this brutally honest exchange.

©2016 John-Michael Kuczynski (P)2016 John-Michael Kuczynski

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A skillful and accurate discussion.

What made the experience of listening to Obsessive Fear as Unconscious Desire the most enjoyable?

I liked the rapid-fire dialogue, and I liked how the dialogue was, indeed, dialogue, not monologue posing as dialogue.

What did you like best about this story?

The insightfulness. The author is a path-finder, not a dull secondary figure.

What about J.-M. Kuczynski’s performance did you like?

The quickness, the understated irony, combined with a reserved intelligence.

What did you learn from Obsessive Fear as Unconscious Desire that you would use in your daily life?

That neurotic symptoms are consciously experienced as their opposites.

Any additional comments?

Yes, this guy is a genius, but his recording equipment is wretched. He has substance, and even quite a bit of style; but I get the feeling that he needs to invest a little more in himself.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Hitchcock meets Freud

What made the experience of listening to Obsessive Fear as Unconscious Desire the most enjoyable?

Far out claims that are all obvious truths once you think about them.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Obsessive Fear as Unconscious Desire?

'The woman who fears that her phone is being tapped wants her to be phone tapped.'

Which scene was your favorite?

The part where he is talking about how he hated working with machines; so he became compulsive about it, to counteract his real desires.

What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?

The part where the female character (played by a man...not ideal) is talking about her hysteria.

Any additional comments?

Yes, Kuzyssky narrated both parts; he should have gotten a female actor to do the female part.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful