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Rudnytsky, P.L. (2004). Preface. Am. Imago, 61(2):129-133.

(2004). American Imago, 61(2):129-133


Peter L. Rudnytsky

To edit American Imago is in large measure an art of improvisation. With good luck, a piece that rounds out an issue will appear as if by magic just as we are about go to press, and it is possible to add it at the last moment. In the Spring 2004 issue, for example, the serendipitous arrival of Jerrold Brandell's essay on dream sequences in the movies enabled me to put the finishing touch on “Picturing Freud.” On the other hand, the symposium on F. Robert Rodman's biography of D. W. Winnicott, which I had originally intended to include in the present issue, has been postponed since it seems to belong more fittingly in a projected issue on psychoanalysis in Great Britain.

As analytically informed readers will readily understand, the relationship between an editor and his authors does not lack a potential for drama for which the word “transferential” seems an appropriate designation. Thankfully, all the storms have been weathered and everything has come together to it make possible for me to present with pride “Queer as Royal Folk.”

The complexities attendant on editing every issue of American Imago have been compounded by the fact that I am currently spending four months in Vienna as the Fulbright/Sigmund Freud Society Visiting Scholar of Psychoanalysis. The Freud Society could not be more gracious and helpful, but nothing is ever as easy as when one is at home; and several weeks ago, my computer was stricken by the latest round of toxic agents making their way through cyberspace. Although my bark has been tempest-tossed also by technology, at least in this instance I can bear witness to Louise Kaplan's affirmation that “no voice is ever wholly lost.”

Moving in a progressively darker sequence, each of the major essays in “Queer as Royal Folk” takes up aspects of gay or lesbian experience from a psychoanalytic standpoint.

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