Freud on Holiday. Volume I. Freud Dreams of Rome - Sharon Kivland


Sharon Kivland explores the longing for Rome which Freud felt as he worked on his seminal project The Interpretation of Dreams. Freud dreamt of visiting Rome four times before actually getting there––when his experience of Rome shifted from the imaginary to the real. There is an uncanny atmosphere, allowing the reader to take a dérive through Freud’s imagination. The images––introduced as ‘Freud’s holiday photographs of Rome–– are rather strange. They show no people. They are oddly cropped. They reveal only impasses, dark courtyards, angles of buildings. Following the text, the views appear as plates, tipped-in after the printing of the book. Their source is uncertain. The text appears to be a conference paper, with sudden asides and peculiar distractions.

Format: Paperback, 230 mm x 145 mm, 32 pages, 11 tipped-in photographic plates

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