Modern Classics Uncanny

Paperback | July 29, 2003

bySigmund FreudForeword byHugh HaughtonTranslated byDavid Mclintock

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An extraordinary collection of thematically linked essays, including THE UNCANNY, SCREEN MEMORIES and FAMILY ROMANCES. Leonardo da Vinci fascinated Freud primarily because he was keen to know why his personality was so incomprehensible to his contemporaries. In this probing biographical essay he deconstructs both da Vinci's character and the nature of his genius. As ever, many of his exploratory avenues lead to the subject's sexuality - why did da Vinci depict the naked human body the way hedid? What of his tendency to surround himself with handsome young boys that he took on as his pupils? Intriguing, thought-provoking and often contentious, this volume contains some of Freud's best writing.

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An extraordinary collection of thematically linked essays, including THE UNCANNY, SCREEN MEMORIES and FAMILY ROMANCES. Leonardo da Vinci fascinated Freud primarily because he was keen to know why his personality was so incomprehensible to his contemporaries. In this probing biographical essay he deconstructs both da Vinci's character ...

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Screen Memories/Leonardo da Vinci and a Memory of his Childhood/Family Romances/Creative Writers and Daydreaming/The UncannyFreud was fascinated by the mysteries of creativity and the imagination. The major pieces collected here explore the vivid but seemingly trivial childhood memories that often ‘screen’ far more uncomfortable desire...

Sigmund Freud was born in 1856 and died in exile in London in 1939. As a writer and doctor he remains one of the informing voices of the twentieth century.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 7.8 × 5.11 × 0.63 inPublished:July 29, 2003Publisher:Penguin UkLanguage:English

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