Erich Fromm: Escape from Freedom

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Erich Fromm’s first book publication, Escape from Freedom (1941, British edition as The Fear of Freedom, 1942), established his fame as a social psychologist almost overnight. Fromm began work on the study when he was still associated with Max Horkheimer’s Institute for Social Research. In the inaugural volume (1932) of Horkheimer’s Zeitschrift für Sozialforschung [Journal for Social Research] Fromm had published two seminal articles, “Über Methode und Aufgabe einer analytischen Sozialpsychologie” [“On the Methods and Goals of Analytical Social Psychology”] and “Die psychoanalytische Charakterologie und ihre Bedeutung für die Sozialpsychologie” […

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Knapp, Gerhard P.. "Escape from Freedom". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 23 March 2005
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