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Oedipus: myth and complex a review of psychoanalytic theory. by Patrick Mullahy

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Published by Grove Press in New York .
Written in English


  • Oedipus complex.,
  • Psychoanalysis.

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Bibliography: p. 364-370.

The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 370 p.
Number of Pages370
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16583995M

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