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GOODNIGHT VIENNA: Vagabonds Exiled to a Dark Void

Early twentieth-century Viennese modernity, obsessed with identity in crisis, was especially preoccupied with the play between external appearances and internal dimensions of the self. How could it not? No doubt, all roads eventually lead to Freud as part of the … Continue reading

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OLD VIENNA OBSCURED BY CLOUDS: Psychic Conflict, Anxiety and Hysteria

In a letter written in 1892 to Wilhelm Fliess, ¬†Freud made a remark, ” No neurasthenia or analogous neurosis exists without a disturbance in the sexual function.” “I am pretty well alone here in tackling the neuroses. They regard me … Continue reading

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TAKE A WALTZ: A Kampf of Bohemian Rhapsodies

Now in Vienna there’s ten pretty women There’s a shoulder where Death comes to cry There’s a lobby with nine hundred windows There’s a tree where the doves go to die There’s a piece that was torn from the morning … Continue reading

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