Reading Freud's Reading

Reading Freud's Reading

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Perhaps nothing is more revealing about a person than what he or she reads. In 1938, when Freud was forced by the Nazis to flee Vienna, he brought with him to London a large portion of his annotated personal library. Reading Freud's Reading is a guided tour of this library, the intellectual tools of the genius of Sigmund Freud. Specialists from a wide range of areas - from the history of medicine, to literary scholarship, to the history of classical scholarship - spent two months working on questions raised by Freud's reading and his library at the Freud Museum in London. Such internationally renowned scholars as Harold P. Blum, Ned Lukacher, Phillip McCaffrey, Robin N. Mitchell-Boyask, Michael Molnar, Ursula Reidel-Schrewe, Ritchie Robertson, and Peter L. Rudnytsky gather here to apply a wide range of critical approaches, from depth psychoanalysis to cultural analysis. Together, they present a detailed look at the implications of how and what Freud read, including the major sources he used for his work.Where does Macbeth intervene in Freuda#39;s struggle to prevent his empirical impressions from being lost in the barrenness ... It is in the interval between the 1912 essay on the a€œTypes of Onset of Neurosisa€ and the 1915 discussions of the play that Freud begins to study the play. ... The play seems always to have been caught up in Freuda#39;s thinking with the questions of productivity and survival, with the mostanbsp;...

Title:Reading Freud's Reading
Author: Sander L. Gilman
Publisher:NYU Press - 1994

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