Freud was "ambivalent" (8) about Anna's unconventional development (symptomatically, the word "ambivalence" crops up more than once in the introductory text): unwilling to part with his devoted caregiver yet concerned with her seeming inability to settle into a marriage and family life; happy to share his professional and intellectual passion with an ambitious successor yet worried about Anna's psychological and physical health.
Anna corresponded regularly with Martha Freud, spent holidays with her, accompanied her on journeys, looked after her and dutifully reported to her father on her condition.
Lucian, whose daughters are fashion designer Bella Freud and novelist Esther Freud, once said: "Family is not important to me.
Clement's five children include PR man Matthew Freud - who divorced Rupert Murdoch's girl Elisabeth - and daughter Emma Freud, the broadcaster and partner of Love Actually writer Richard Curtis.
Such embellishments aside, After Freud Left makes a much needed intervention into the historical record, revealing the eclectic and incongruous ways in which Freud's ideas migrated stateside.
Carting Carl Jung--then an unwavering disciple --in tow, Freud passed the better part of September 1909 at Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts, where he gave a series of lectures on sexuality, slips, and dreams.
Given his linguistic background, Freud
presumably could have spoken in English at Clark.
In fact, in Singing Forest, Freud
has only a recurring cameo role in a dizzying epic about three generations of a beleaguered Austro-American family.
(Harris Yulin), whom Jung has admired from afar but has never met.
s readers will be familiar with her earlier accounts of her work with Freud
: the 1956 Tribute to Freud
(composed of her 1945-1946 memoir Writing on the Wall and Advent, based on a diary she kept in her first three weeks in Vienna but broke off when Freud
asked her not to take notes) and a poem "The Master" (written by 1935, published posthumously), her homage to the "old man" who "set [her] free to prophesy.
, granddaughter of Sigmund, is coming to Clark.
Said's lecture ends by characterizing Freud
as representative of a line of modern thought traced by Isaac Deutscher through the "non-Jewish Jews" Spinoza, Marx, Heine, and Freud
that stresses a dialectical relationship with reality, not a static one, and a relativistic view of human values that still upholds the basic solidarity of humanity as a whole.