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Freud, Dora, and Vienna 1900

Freud, Dora, and Vienna 1900
Author: Hannah S. Decker
ISBN 13: 9780029072127
ISBN 10: 29072123
Edition: N/A
Publisher: Free Press
Publication Date: 1992-09-21
Format: Paperback
Pages: 320
List Price: $19.95

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