A very pleasant paternal memoir of the great man by his eldest son adds an aside to the definitive Ernest Jones' biography...

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SIGMUND FREUD: Man and Father

A very pleasant paternal memoir of the great man by his eldest son adds an aside to the definitive Ernest Jones' biography and shows Freud as a ""gay and generous father in the circle of his family"". This was a large one. Freud had six children, and if the doctor had a long working day, 16 to 18 hours, he spent a great deal of time with his children during the extended summer holidays. A large part of this reminiscence is filled with the ""Alpenrosen, strawberries and chamois"" of the walks and mountain climbs taken by Freud- and his sons- during the summer. There are domestic scenes as well and occasional comments on the character of the man; his lack of all personal vanity- but ambition for his children; his later interests in antiquities- and chows; his easy sociability; his tolerance.... All in all, it shares the warmth of the close family circle over which Freud presided and softens the imposing image of the man.

Pub Date: May 1, 1958

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Publisher: Venguard

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: May 1, 1958