Anthony Storr (18 May 1920 – 17 March 2001) was an English psychiatrist and author. Born in London, he was educated at Winchester, Christ’s College, the University of Cambridge and Westminster Hospital. He qualified as a doctor in 1944, and subsequently specialized in psychiatry. Storr was known for his psychoanalytical portraits of historical figures.
Storr grew up to be kind and insightful, yet, as one of his obituarists observed, he was “no stranger to suffering” and was himself allegedly prone to the frequent bouts of depression his mother had endured. He married twice, to Catherine Cole (who became a children’s writer under her married name) in 1942 and writer Catherine Peters in 1970 after the first marriage ended in divorce. He died in 2001.
The integrity of the personality (1961)
Art of Psychotherapy
Churchill’s Black Dog and Other Phenomena of the Human Mind
Feet of Clay: Saints, Sinners, and Madmen (1997)
The School of Genius (1988)
Freud: A Very Short Introduction
Human Aggression (1968)
Music and the Mind
Selected Writings Carl Jung
Solitude: A Return to the Self
The Dynamics of Creation