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Using Freud’s correspondence, this book argues that his Jewishness was in fact a source of energy and pride for him and that he identified with both Jewish and humanist traditions. Gresser presents an extended analysis of Freud’s personal correspondence. Arranged in chronological order, the material conveys a vivid sense of Freud’s personal and psychological development. Close reading of Freud’s letters, with frequent attention to the original German and its cultural context, allows Gresser to weave a fascinating story of Freud’s life and Jewish commitments, as seen through the words of the master himself. The book culminates in an extended discussion of Freud’s last and most deliberately Jewish work, Moses and Monotheism. Gresser thus initiates a discussion about modern Jewish identity that will be of interest to anyone concerned about questions of the relationship between tradition and modernity, and between the particular and the universal, that moderns struggle with in the search for authenticity.

Table of Contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. pp. i-1
  1. Half Title Page
  2. pp. ii-ii
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  1. Title Page
  2. pp. iii-iii
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  1. Copyright Page
  2. pp. iv-iv
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  1. Dedication Page
  2. pp. v-v
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  1. Table of Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. 11-12
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  1. Blank Page
  2. pp. i-i
  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-22
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  1. The Early Period
  2. pp. 23-131
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  1. The Middle Period
  2. pp. 132-188
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  1. The Late Period
  2. pp. 174-244
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  1. Dual Allegiance and Modern Identity
  2. pp. 245-251
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  1. Blank Page
  2. pp. 252-252
  1. Notes
  2. pp. 253-290
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  1. Selected Bibliography
  2. pp. 291-302
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  1. ADDENDUM
  2. pp. 303-304
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  1. General Index
  2. pp. 319-338
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  1. Index of Sigmund Freud's Letters
  2. pp. 339-353
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  1. Back Cover
  2. pp. 340-340
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781438404813
Print ISBN
9780791418116
MARC Record
OCLC
794701295
Pages
337
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
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