'The Intimate Ape' takes readers into the lives and habits of orang-utans, a species threatened with extinction in the rainforests of Borneo and Sumatra. Each chapter is a direct portrayal of the lives of individual orang-utans allowing readers to experience the complex nature of these great apes.
|Foreword: Orangutans, Us, and a Common Planet|
|In Deepest, Darkest Borneo|
|Touched by an Ape|
|Sumatra: The Other Side of Paradise|
|Too Smart for Us|
|The Little Schoolhouse in the Jungle|
|Music to Their Ears|
|The Heartfelt Man|
|Our Lady of the Forests|
|Requiem for an Ape|
|Fare Thee Well, Orangutan|
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Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson is the author of "Dogs Never Lie About Love: Reflections on the Emotional World of Dogs"; "When Elephants Weep: The Emotional Lives of Animals"; "My Father's Guru: A Journey Through Spirituality & Disillusion"; "Final Analysis: The Making & Unmaking of a Psychoanalyst"; & "The Assault on Truth: Freud's Suppression of the Seduction Theory", among other books. After receiving his undergraduate degree & a Ph.D. in Sanskrit & Indian Studies from Harvard University, he completed a full clinical training program in psychoanalysis at the Toronto Psychoanalytic Institute from 1970 to 1978. Masson served for one year as Projects Director of the Sigmund Freud Archives in London.