Reading Freud's Reading

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Sander L. Gilman
NYU Press, 1995 - Psychology - 324 pages

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. These specialists are joined here by internationally renowned scholars including Ned Lukatcher, Harold P. Blum, and Michael Molnar 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.

 

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Contents

Freuds Début in the Sciences
1
Freuds Reading of Classical Literature and Classical
23
GILMAN
47
Freuds Uncanny Woman PHILLIP MCCAFFREY
91
HAROLD P BLUM
109
JUTTA BIRMELE
129
Freuds Macbeth
152
Denkwürdigkeiten eines Nervenkranken JAY GELLER
180
IO Freuds Pompeian Fantasy PETER L RUDNYTSKY
211
Freud and Physics
232
A Slant on Freuds Light Reading
252
I3 On the Sources of Moses and Monotheism
266
Index
287
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Sander L. Gilman is Distinguished Professor of the Liberal Arts and Sciences, as well as Professor of Psychiatry, at Emory University. He is the author or editor of more than ninety books, including the basic study of the visual stereotyping of the mentally ill, Seeing the Insane.

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