Freud's Italian Journey (Google eBook)

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Rodopi, Jan 1, 2006 - Psychology - 282 pages
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"Freud's Italian Journey takes the psychoanalytical texts of Freud on the visual arts and literature as its objects for analysis. While the biographical figure of Freud appears throughout its pages, it is not simply a psychobiographical reading of Freud, his personal circumstances and their relationship to his texts. Rather the processes of interpretation begun by Freud are turned on Freud himself, thus eventually displacing and questioning his theoretical mastery." "Freud's Italian Journey also argues that Freud's interest in, frequent journeys to, and obsession with Italy profoundly shaped and informed his elaboration of psychoanalysis. The volume organizes its material around the major Italian cities which were the destinations of Freud's travel, and the sites of the artworks he examined."--BOOK JACKET.

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About the author (2006)

Laurence Simmons was formerly the Head of the Italian Department at the University of Auckland, New Zealand and is currently Associate Professor in the Department of Film, Television and Media Studies.

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