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Child Abuse in Freud's Vienna: Postcards from the End of the World (Paperback)
  • Child Abuse in Freud's Vienna: Postcards from the End of the World (Paperback)
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Child Abuse in Freud's Vienna: Postcards from the End of the World (Paperback)

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Paperback 286 Pages / Published: 01/02/1995
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On the cusp of the twentieth century, in the most cosmopolitan city in the world, there a sensation that entranced the city's populace as nothing had before a sensation that cast a great and disturbing shadow over the city, and then vanished, leaving no more trace than a shadow would. Child Abuse in Freud's Vienna is the story of that forgotten sensation in this fabled city.

In the autumn of 1899, Vienna's attention was focused not on its extraordinary cultural life, but on child abuse specifically, two cases of child murder and two of abuse. While Sigmund Freud was anxiously awaiting the publication of The Interpretation of Dreams, in which he first theorized about the Oedipal hostilities between parents and children, every day's headlines proclaimed the ugly reality of child abuse. Focusing on the four cases that dominated the pages of the newspapers, Larry Wolff's riveting narrative paints a picture of a great city enthralled by a spectacle it desperately wished to ignore.

Publisher: New York University Press
ISBN: 9780814792872
Number of pages: 286
Weight: 386 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 19 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

"Describes one of the great lost opportunities in European social thought. In the end, humankind could not bear very much reality. The waltz began once more, and it drowned the cries of the abused. Two generations elapsed before anyone heeded them again."

-New Statesman

"A powerful story, one that raises themes that still reverberate."
The New York Times

"Wolff tells us a great deal that is disturbing and fascinating both about turn-of-the-century Vienna and about the strange combination of love and loathing out of which child-abuse and even child-murder all too often spring."

-The Spectator

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