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Ginsburg, L.M. (2004). A Review of Sigmund Freud's Synopsis of his Summer Reading in 1878. Free Associations, 11(1):104-109.

(2004). Free Associations, 11(1):104-109

A Review of Sigmund Freud's Synopsis of his Summer Reading in 1878

Lawrence M. Ginsburg

At 22 years of age, Sigmund Freud's critique — contrary to the high esteem with which a triumvirate of white 19th century explorer-authors were generally held — was contemptuous of what he perceived as their gross inhumanity. Focused, as Freud was, upon the martial nature of his subjects' Christianity, he seemed to be philosophizing about the shifting roles of the dramatis personae as they might have appeared in a Greek Drama.

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