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Love in Vienna: The Sigmund Freud-Minna Bernays Affair.


Love in Vienna: The Sigmund Freud-Minna Bernays Affair

Barry G. Gale



250 pages




The author examines Sigmund Freud's relationship with his sister-in-law Minna Bernays and their probable affair, considering the arguments for and against it and implications for Freud's life and work. The affair was first mentioned by Carl Jung, who said that Minna told him about it. The author argues that Minna became Freud's second wife in a sense and explores the transition in Freud's affections from his wife Martha to Minna beginning in the mid-1890s through the turn of the century. He provides background on Freud and Jung, presents the views of those who believe there was an affair and those who do not, evaluates the evidence, and explores the relationships between Freud and Minna and Martha, showing how they differed and arguing that these differences are key to understanding the affair. ([umlaut] Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR)

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