Archive for Sigmund Freud

The Full Irish, Freudian Style

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on 18 February 2014 by delclem

‘His book includes at least one Irish joke, which Freud (above) considered very interesting. It’s an old joke, from the 19th century. And it must be said that, while few witticisms remain funny after Freud has analysed them, this one was struggling even before it reached the couch.’ >full text (c) THE IRISH TIMES


PS. Great Moments in Sarcasm: Freud & the Nazis

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on 17 February 2014 by delclem

“In 1938, after much harassment by the Gestapo, Sigmund Freud was permitted to leave Austria on the condition that he sign a document stating that he’d been treated with all the respect and consideration due to my scientific reputation, that I could live and work in full freedom.
This was, of course, completely untrue. But, as a Jew who’d been named an enemy of the Reich, his books specifically targeted for burning when the Nazis came to power in Germany five years earlier, Freud had little choice but to sign. He could not, however, resist adding a postscript: I can most highly recommend the Gestapo to everyone.” (c), 2011

Freud’s Life & Legacy – in a Comic

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on 16 February 2014 by delclem

“In recent years, the comic book genre has been applied to a wealth of graphic nonfiction for grownups, ranging from famous biographies to philosophy, but nowhere does the genre shine more exquisitely than in Freud — a magnificent biography-as-graphic-novel of the founding father of psychoanalysis by Swiss-born writer, economist, historian, and psychoanalyst Corinne Maier, illustrated by celebrated French cartoonist Anne Simon.”>full review (c) 2014

“Inward-Looking Portraits”

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on 22 December 2013 by delclem

The Lucian Freud exhibition at the Kunsthistorisches Museum was one of the highlights of the autumn 2013 exhibition season. Those who have not yet done so are well advised to check it out before 12 January. It’s worth it! >Text (a bit odd;) & album with images (c) 2013 Also see another text posted earlier.

The Vienna of 1913

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on 20 April 2013 by delclem

A century ago, the city of Vienna played host to Hitler,
Trotsky, Tito, Freud and Stalin.”
>full text with more photos & a map (c) BBC, 2013

>audio file (interview with Charles Emmerson & Dardis McNamee)

(the same facts are also mentioned in the German 1913 book by Florian Illies)

Cronenberg & Mortensen do Freud

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , on 7 November 2011 by delclem

Viggo Mortensen replaced Christoph Waltz when it came to play Sigmund Freud in David Cronenberg’s new film A Dangerous Method (2011)

> Article on “Freuds movie treatments”.

Freud’s Cocaine Years

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on 24 July 2011 by delclem

> On April 21, 1884, a 28-year-old researcher in the field now called neuroscience sat down at the cluttered desk of his cramped room in Vienna General Hospital and composed a letter to his fiancée, Martha Bernays, telling her of his recent studies: “I have been reading about cocaine, the effective ingredient of coca leaves,” Sigmund Freud wrote, “which some Indian tribes chew in order to make themselves resistant to privation and fatigue.” < . READ MORE >

PS. On 20 July 2011, Freud´s grandson Lucian, a prominent British painter,
died at the age of 88   > OBITUARY    > SLIDESHOW