The Macedonian writer Goce Smilevski talks about his novel, Freud and his era. He is joined on stage in Passa Porta by Prof. Dr. Stijn Vanheule of the Department of Psychoanalysis (Ghent University) who compares ...
... the fictional to the historical Freud and shares his insights in the theory of psychoanalysis. Interview by Anna Luyten.
Sigmund Freud's Sister is a novel told from the point of view of Adolfina, one of Sigmund Freud's sisters, offering an intriguing insight into one of the most prominent thinkers of the 20th century.
Adolfina Freud's personal story mirrors the rise and fall of the era that begins with optimism in the middle of the 19th Century and ends with the Holocaust in the Second World War.
Set in Vienna, the novel portrays the relations within theFreud family, that could be seen as the soil from which grew Freud's ideas on dreams, the Oedipus complex and the death instinct. Its narrative structure relates a recollection of memories, which draw upon the interplay between the life of the Freud family and the theory of psychoanalysis.
Signmund Freud's Sister has been translated into over 15 languages and was awarded the European Union Prize for Literature.
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