Freud on Holiday. Volume 4. Part 1. A Cavernous Defile - Sharon Kivland


Since 2006 Sharon Kivland has been reconstructing the holidays of Sigmund Freud. Her holidays—Freud’s holidays—have led her to dream of Rome, to Trieste, to Athens, and to the forgetting of a foreign name in several locations when her holiday plans came to very little. There have been other ports of call en route and many digressions. Like Freud, often she suffers from Reisemalheurs. In A Cavernous Defile she walks or describes walks, frequently repeating herself, pausing, covering old ground; she sends and receives postcards; she goes to the mountains in the place of another after sending another in her place. Her detours increase and her step is distinctive. The book is about walking and writing, about daughters and fathers and women alive and dead. An edition of the book in Italian, Freud in vacanza. Un gola cavernosa translated by the poet Silvia Bre, was published by the Fondazione Museo storico del Trentino in 2016.

Format: Paperback, 144 pages, 104 black & white images
230 mm x 145 mm

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