Martha Freud

Martha Freud : A Biography

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Who was Martha Bernays, the Hamburg-born woman who, after a long and turbulent engagement and against the opposition of her mother, married the Viennese doctor Sigmund Freud, and lived at his side for more than fifty years as wife and mother of six? How did she feel, coming from a traditional Jewish family but living in a household with no religious background? How did she cope with the challenge of being married to someone whose work had had such far-reaching repercussions? In this important new biography of Martha Freud, Katja Behling portrays this remarkable woman, whose loyalty and steadfastness contributed in no small measure to the success of the phenomenon by the name of psychoanalysis as it went from strength to strength and spread from Vienna to the four corners of the earth.
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  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 152 x 229mm
  • Polity Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0745633390
  • 9780745633398

Table of contents

Foreword by Anton W. Freud Preface HAMBURG A Hamburg Childhood The Move to Vienna Isaac Bernays, Martha's Grandfather Berman Bernays, Martha's Father Emmeline Bernays, Martha's Mother The Lovely Martha Cupid's Arrow Wandsbek The Cocaine Episode: an Opportunity Missed Paris Eli Bernays, Martha's Brother Till Death Us Do Part VIENNA Berggasse 19 Minna Bernays, Martha's Sister Sigmund and Martha Freud Travel Berlin Friends Martha as a Mother The Freud Family Martha's Children Later Years: She was 'Normal' Illnesses LONDON Emigration Refuge in Hampstead The Death of Her Husband The Second World War The Final Years Martha's Death Martha and Her Influence on Psychoanalysis Martha Freud, an Epilogue APPENDIX Chronological Table Bibliography Notes Illustrations Acknowledgements
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