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by Christopher Turner

ePub Adventures in the Orgasmatron download
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Christopher Turner
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978-0007181575
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0007181574
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HarperCollins Publishers; ePub edition edition (August 1, 2011)
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Christopher Turner is a British writer.

Christopher Turner is a British writer. Turner is the author of Adventures in the Orgasmatron: Wilhelm Reich and the Invention of Sex (2011), which was long-listed for the Orwell Prize.

In Adventures in the Orgasmatron, Christopher Turner tells the revolution’s story-an illuminating, thrilling, often bizarre story of sex and scienc One of The Economist’s 2011 Books of the Year A Boston Globe Best Nonfiction Book of 2011. Well before the 1960s, a sexual revolution was under way in America, led by expatriated European thinkers who saw a vast country ripe for liberation. In Adventures in the Orgasmatron, Christopher Turner tells the revolution’s story-an illuminating, thrilling, often bizarre story of sex and science, ecstasy and repression.

In Adventures in the Orgasmatron, Christopher Turner tells the revolution's story-an illuminating, thrilling, often bizarre story of sex and science, ecstasy and repression. Central to the narrative is the orgone box-a tall, slender construction of wood, metal, and steel wool

In Adventures in the Orgasmatron, Christopher Turner tells the revolution's story-an illuminating, thrilling, often bizarre story of sex and science, ecstasy and repression. Central to the narrative is the orgone box-a tall, slender construction of wood, metal, and steel wool. A person who sat in the box, it was thought, could elevate his or her "orgastic potential. The box was the invention of Wilhelm Reich, an outrider psychoanalyst who faced a federal ban on the orgone box, an FBI investigation, a fraught encounter with Einstein, and bouts of paranoia.

As Christopher Turner notices in his very amusing and intelligent book, Adventures in the Orgasmatron, George Orwell, not usually associated with promiscuity of any kind, included central elements of the Reichian theory and program almost uncritically in the pages of 1984. The terrifying inquisitor O’Brien tells the cowering Winston Smith: The sex instinct will be eradicated.

The following excerpts are reprinted by permission of Farrar, Straus and Giroux, LLC: Excerpts from Beyond Psychology by Wilhelm Reich.

Christopher Turner’s smart, thorough, wholly engaging book takes the reader on a tragicomic adventure of the history of an idea that became an object: Wilhelm Reich’s orgone box. What began in Vienna with Sigmund. Siri Hustvedt, author of The Summer Without Men. Turner has created a masterful synthesis of social history, psychosexual theory, obsession, and farce.

In Adventures in the Orgasmatron, Christopher Turner tells the revolution's storyan illuminating, thrilling, often bizarre story of sex and science, ecstasy and repression. ISBN13: 9780374100940.

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For your reference, the terms that appear in the print index are listed below iet UnionAbraham, KarlAbrams box Ad Hoc Committee for the Study of the Emotional Plague, Adler, AlfredAdler, VictorAdorno, TheodorAftenposten (newspaper)After Long Silence (Straight)After Polygamy Was Made a Sin (Cairncross)Agee, JamesAgeloff, SylviaAgrarian d Nightmare, The (Miller)air force, .

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The untold story of Wilhelm Reich and the dawn of the sexual revolution. An illuminating, startling, at times bizarre story of sex and science, ecstasy and repression.

The untold story of Wilhelm Reich and the dawn of the sexual revolution. An illuminating, startling, at times bizarre story of sex and science, ecstasy and repression. Adventures in the Orgasmatron is the untold story of the dawn of the sexual revolution in America - an illuminating, startling, at times bizarre story of sex and science, ecstasy and repression. In the middle of the 20th century, the United States became an adoptive home for dozens of expatriated European thinkers, who saw this rich, young country ripe for sexual liberation. One of the most left-field of them was the Viennese psychoanalyst Wilhelm Reich, a disciple of Freud's who had broken with the master. Reich's own approach was based on his theories of the orgasm and sexual energy, which he dubbed 'orgone energy'. Instead of the couch, he made use of a tall, slender construction of wood, metal, and steel wool, which he called the orgone box. A highly sexed man himself, Reich thought that a person who sat in the box could elevate their 'orgastic potential' ridding the body of repressive forces, improving sexual potency, and enhancing overall health. After World War Two, Reich's theories caught on among writers and artists, the early adopters of the counter-culture. Norman Mailer and Saul Bellow were amongst those for whom the orgone box represented a yearned-for synthesis of sexual and political liberation, and of physical science and psychology. Meanwhile, Reich himself faced one debacle after another. Albert Einstein heard him out before rebuffing him. The FBI investigated him as a Communist sympathizer: it turned out that they were hunting the wrong man. The federal government banned the orgone box and tagged Reich as a fraud. There were claims of sexual misdeeds, and bouts of Reich's own mental instability. This is the story of the blossoming of the 20th century's sexual revolution, and the unshackling of a repressed society, and sex before science.