Freud, Dora, and Vienna 1900

Freud, Dora, and Vienna 1900

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by Hannah S. Decker
     
 

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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…  See more details below

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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.

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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 anti- semitism that characterized the period and pervaded the lives of Viennese Jews. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9780029072127
Publisher:
Free Press
Publication date:
09/21/1992
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
0.72(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)

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