Anna Freud: A Biography

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Drawing on never-before-used correspondence, manuscripts, and memorabilia, this portrait captures the many-layered relationship that Anna shared with her noted father, as well as capturing life in early twentieth-century Vienna

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Drawing on a trove of Anna Freud's poems, letters, dreams and short storiesnever before made available to researchersthis sympathetic, authorized biography offers a rigorous psychoanalytic understanding of the internal conflicts that scarred Sigmund Freud's youngest child, who was keeper of the flame after his death. Anna Freud, we're shown, over-identified with males and had trouble admitting she needed maternal affection. Besides her mother, her primary caretakers were her aunt, Minna Bernays, and a nursemaid, Josefine Cihlary. She compensated for her troubled relations with these figures through a platonic female companion. According to Wesleyan professor Young-Bruehl ( Hannah Arendt ), Freud's devoted daughter-nurse "Annerl" remained a virgin, believing that an escape from femininity was the price of her success. The author provides intriguing glimpses of Ernest Jones's aggressive courting of Anna, her close encounter with the Gestapo, her work in England running a psychiatric nursery and her imbroglio with Jeffrey Masson when he edited the Freud/Fliess correspondence. Photos. Psychology Today Book Club alternate.
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The first authorized biography since Anna Freud's death in 1982, this detailed and insightful work reveals as much about the roots of psychoanalysis as it does about the life of this youngest daughter of Sigmund Freud. Basing her portrayal on primary materials such as correspondence, manuscripts, poetry, and dream interpretations as well as on interviews with Freud's friends, colleagues, and analysands, Young-Bruehl (Wesleyan University) offers a unique chronicle of creativity and dedication to psychoanalysis. More importantly, she serves as Freud's "courier," revealing an energetic woman whose skill at sublimation facilitated her pursuit of altruistic goals. Highly recommended for larger and academic collections. Janice Arenofsky, formerly with Arizona State Lib., Phoenix
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