Listen, Little Man!

Wilhelm Reich; Translated from the German by Ralph Manheim; Illustrated with line drawings by artist William Steig

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

0374504016

9780374504014

Trade Paperback

144 Pages

$15.00

CAD17.00

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Listen, Little Man! is a great physician's quiet talk to each one of us, the average human being, the "Little Man." Written in 1946, in answer to the gossip and defamation that plagued his remarkable career, this book tells how Reich perceived—at first innocently, then with amazement, and finally with horror—what the Little Man does to himself. This is a book about how the Little Man suffers and rebels; how he esteems his enemies and murders his friends; and how, wherever he gains power as a "representative of the people," he misuses this power and makes it crueler than the power it has supplanted.

Reich asks us to look honestly at ourselves and to assume responsibility for our lives—and for the great untapped potential that lies in the depth of human nature.

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Wilhelm Reich, a native of Austria, was born in 1897. His many other works include The Function of the Orgasm, Character Analysis, and The Mass Psychology of Fascism. He died in 1957. William Steig (1907-2003) was a cartoonist, illustrator and author of award-winning books for children, including Shrek!, on which the DreamWorks movies are based. Steig was born in New York City. Every member of his family was involved in the arts, and so it was no surprise when he decided to become an artist. He attended City College and the National Academy of Design. In 1930, Steig’s work began appearing
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  • Wilhelm Reich; Translated from the German by Ralph Manheim; Illustrated with line drawings by artist William Steig

  • Wilhelm Reich, a native of Austria, was born in 1897. His many other works include The Function of the Orgasm, Character Analysis, and The Mass Psychology of Fascism. He died in 1957.
  • William Steig Copyright Anne Hall
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