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Would you consider the audio edition of Freud's Sister to be better than the print version?
I have not read the print version of this book, but I cannot imagine that my internal voice could come near to matching Barbara Rosenblatt's. This book contained a lot to think about and I was grateful to be relieved of the task of reading so that I could take in the story and think about it at the same time
What did you like best about this story?
I liked best the way it took a view of events, motivations, behaviour which was other than the Freudian-laden reality which is now the default assumed. In doing so it returned Freud to the dimensions of a single human man who managed to be successful in the promugation of a worldview. It made me aware that it could easily have been otherwise - that any one of the several other neuropsychiatric models which emerged at the time could have become the dominant or co-dominant model. I loved the real understanding it gave me that this current reality was not inevitable. I liked the way the side-stories created not only the feeling of the incredible intellectual fecundity of early 20th century Vienna, but of the day-to-day ordinariness of events from the point of view of the characters involved
What about Barbara Rosenblat’s performance did you like?
Who was the most memorable character of Freud's Sister and why?
The character who has stayed with me longest is that of Gustav Klimt's sister. Her transition from early diamond bright awareness, clarity and strength to a sad, defeated, enduring strength and generosity seems the most dreadful of all the wasted women's lives depicted, and yet I am left with a feeling of wonder at her achievements.
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Any additional comments?
This is quite an intellectual book and as such not that easy to listen to. Would suit Psychologists and students of Psychology as it offers great insight into Freud. Me, who is neither, found I struggled to finish it as it became quite dreary and reflective. While I accept this is a fault of me not the book, the net result was still the same.
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