chapter  17
Travels with Charlie: On My Longstanding Affair with Theory
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The title of this chapter refers not to one, but to two Charlies, both infl uential fi gures in my life, both now deceased. One was my Uncle Charles, a devilish fellow, who had as his mistress a woman he continually fought with, repeatedly condemned as an impossible person-and clung to for over half a century. The other Charles was Charles Brenner, a friend, mentor, guide, and occasional adversary in debates, who played a major role in my development as an analyst.