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Analyzing Freud: Letters of H.D., Bryher, and Their Circle
     

Analyzing Freud: Letters of H.D., Bryher, and Their Circle

by Susan Stanford Friedman (Editor), Susan Stanford Friedman (Editor)
 

A landmark book about Sigmund Freud, H.D., modernism, gender, and sexuality.
Freud was old and fragile. H.D. was forty-six and despairing of her writing life, which, for all her success, seemed to have reached a dead end. Her sessions with Freud proved to be the point of transition, the funnel into which she poured her memories of the past and associations in

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A landmark book about Sigmund Freud, H.D., modernism, gender, and sexuality.
Freud was old and fragile. H.D. was forty-six and despairing of her writing life, which, for all her success, seemed to have reached a dead end. Her sessions with Freud proved to be the point of transition, the funnel into which she poured her memories of the past and associations in the present and from which she emerged reborn. Breezy, informal, irreverent, vibrant in detail, H.D.'s letters to her companion, the novelist Bryher, revolve around her hours with Freud. This volume includes H.D.'s and Bryher's letters, as well as letters by Freud to H.D. and Bryher, most of them published here for the first time. In addition, the book includes H.D.'s and Bryher's letters to and from Havelock Ellis, Kenneth MacPherson, Robert McAlmon, Ezra Pound, and Anna Freud, among others.

Editorial Reviews

Jane Augustine - Paideuma
“Admirably researched, well thought-out and very useful.”
Christine Froula - The Women's Review of Books
“This rich trove forms an illuminating supplement to H.D.'s poems and autobiographical writings....will be consulted and cited for decades.”
Robert Gottlieb - New York Times Book Review
“A fascinating production....Susan Stanford Friedman proves herself to be an excellent editor—scrupulous and thorough.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780811216036
Publisher:
New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publication date:
01/28/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
640
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.70(d)

Meet the Author

Susan Stanford Friedman is Virginia Woolf Professor of English and Women's Studies and chair of the English department, the University of Wisconsin—Madison.

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