Publisher: Polity Press
Number of pages: 400
"Perfectly collated, ordered, logged; every bit of background that could be found has been meticulously researched and impartially presented.""The Independent"''This compendious volume, expertly translated and annotated, provides a riveting insight into the relations between the two psychoanalysts in the Freud household the Professor, himself, and Anna, the daughter he named his Antigone. Here the everyday Freud, the paterfamilias, chides and encourages Anna through what was in her own description a 'stupid, not reasonable' adolescence marked by a 'fervent overzealousness'. Later, they exchange views on congresses and psychoanalysts, as well as her lecture in Oxford, 'no disgrace for family'. Still later, it is Anna who does the caring. This exchange of letters and postcards, with ever illuminating notes, has the heft of an intimate biography. I couldn't put it down.''Lisa Appignanesi, Chair Freud Museum London''This excellent edition is certainly the most significant addition to the writing about Freud and psychoanalysis for some time. It is not only a compelling document of a very special father-daughter relationship and its ramifications, but also an essential contribution to the historical understanding of two of the most influential figures of the 20th century.''Andreas Mayer, ecole des Hautes etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris and author of Sites of the Unconscious. Hypnosis and the Emergence of the Psychoanalytic Setting
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