The Resource Living in the shadow of the Freud family, written and edited by Sophie Freud ; with contributions from Esti Freud ... [et al.] ; with letters from Esti Freud ... [et al.]

Living in the shadow of the Freud family, written and edited by Sophie Freud ; with contributions from Esti Freud ... [et al.] ; with letters from Esti Freud ... [et al.]

Label
Living in the shadow of the Freud family
Title
Living in the shadow of the Freud family
Statement of responsibility
written and edited by Sophie Freud ; with contributions from Esti Freud ... [et al.] ; with letters from Esti Freud ... [et al.]
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
""I had to do something to escape Hitler's clutches," writes Esti Freud. Yet she waits with her then-16-year-old daughter, Sophie in Paris, until German canons can be heard in the distance, before deciding to escape by bicycle across France as Sophie keeps looking back to see whether German tanks will overtake them. Both women survive by sheer miracle and, in their own ways, come to feel a need to keep a personal record of those tumultuous times. In a memoir written at age 79, Esti Freud, daughter-in-law of Sigmund Freud and wife of his oldest son Martin, looks back on her life that began before the 20th century, was lived on three continents, and stretched through two world wars and the Holocaust. Twenty years after her mother's death, daughter Sophie turned to Esti's memoir as a scaffold for this book, expanding it through family letters and archival material. Out of these documents the author has created a fascinating, many-voiced mosaic - the story of a famous family and of a century seen through the eyes of many characters. Indomitable Esti was not an easy person to love. While she establishes herself professionally three times, in three different languages, her troubled family relationships leave her lonely, often deeply unhappy. Sophie confides that Esti died without son or daughter at her side." "This work gives an insider's, in-law view of the family Freud, its foundations, and flaws. The relationship between Esti, daughter of a wealthy Vienna attorney and her husband Martin Freud is foreshadowed by the young lovers' fathers."--BOOK JACKET
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 940.53/18092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DS135.A93
LC item number
F735 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Living in the shadow of the Freud family, written and edited by Sophie Freud ; with contributions from Esti Freud ... [et al.] ; with letters from Esti Freud ... [et al.]
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 439) and index
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Contents
Childhood memories -- The (grand)parents next door -- Early school years -- Growing up -- Climbing mountains -- Austria's war soon turned into defeat -- The other famous grandfather -- Meeting Martin Freud -- Letters to a prisoner of war -- Joys and sorrows of married life -- Young motherhood -- Starting an independent life -- Mother's poems -- Grandfather Freud -- Franz Josephs Kai 65 -- Rooms full of memories -- Waiting for the apocalypse -- Heroes of their own lives -- Getting settled in Paris -- Tante Janne -- Liebstes Herzenspuckerl -- Miraculous acceptance -- Twelve years would pass before I met my child again -- Baggage from Vienna -- But we corresponded for some time -- Sigmund Freud as marriage counselor -- The summer before the dark -- (Grand)parents Drucker redux -- Une drôle de guerre -- I had to escape Hitler's clutches -- Reading Balzac in Castillionès -- Wartime in Nice -- Insanity strikes -- Mademoiselle Kronheim -- From Marseille to Casablanca -- The delay of the Serpapinto -- Waiting in Casablanca -- From Casablanca to Lisbon -- Lisbon -- On the Carvalho Arujo to America -- Arrival in America -- The new country -- Neither the family nor Papa have the slightest intention of sending money -- Radcliffe Summer 1943 -- Difficult at the beginning -- Lectures for the United Jewish Appeal -- Getting settled in New York City -- It took me seven years to finish my Ph.d -- Neither of my children invited me to their wedding -- At New York Hospital -- A case of false memory -- Mrs. Sigmund Freud -- Grandmother Freud's letters to Sophie and Paul -- Disaster at Valloe -- Those honorable brothers-in-law -- Let me complain -- Remember the good days in the Freud household -- A much smoother course -- Friends at the cemetery -- Tante Janne's tragedy -- Martin's ghost -- Working until her last breath -- Mother's death without daughter and without son
Control code
000041092380
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxiv, 446 p.
Isbn
9780275994150
Lccn
2006038815
Other physical details
ill.
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.b23276484
System control number
  • rm23276484
  • (OCoLC)76820859

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