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Freud, Dora, and Vienna 1900

Freud, Dora, and Vienna 1900

by Hanna S. Decker

This book studies one of Freud's famous, but unhappiest cases 'Dora'--an adolescent girl from the upper-middle-class Viennese-Jewish family that he treated in his early years as a psychoanalyst. Hannah Decker does a wonderful job of locating both Freud and Dora in their historical context and of reconstructing attitudes about Jews, women, and doctors in turn-of-the-century Vienna.

Decker explores the psychoanalytic encounter between Freud and the 18-year-old girl he called "Dora" against the backdrop of fin-de-siecle Vienna and against the backdrop, too, of the virulent antisemitism that characterized the period and pervaded the lives of Viennese Jews.

Paperback
320 pages
0.72 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 9.00 (d) inches
Free Press
ISBN 9780029072127

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