Paul Goodman left his mark in a number of fields: he went from
being known as a social critic and philosopher of the New Left to
poet and literary critic to author of influential works on
education (Compulsory Mis-education) and community planning
(Communitas).a Perhaps his most significant achievement was in his
contribution to the founding and theoretical portion of the classic
text Gestalt Therapy (with F. S. Perls and R. E. Hefferline, 1951),
still regarded as the cornerstone of Gestalt practice.
Taylor Stoher's Here Now Next is the first scholarly account of
the origins of Gestalt therapy, told from the point of view of its
chief theoretician by a man who knew him well.a Stoehr describes
both Goodman's role in establishing the principal ideas of the
Gestalt movement and the ways in which his practice as a therapist
changed him, ultimately leading to a new vocation as the
socio-therapist of the body politic.a He places Goodman in the
midst of his world, showing how his personal and public life -
including his political activities in the 1960s - were transformed
by Gestalt ideas, and he presents revealing sketches of other major
figures from those days - Fritz Perls, Wilhelm Reich, A. S. Neill,
and others. "
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