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Milberg-Kaye, R. (1987). Freud and Dora: The Artful Dream. Phillip McCaffrey. New Brunswick. NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1984, 192 pp.. Psychoanal. Rev., 74(3):422-427.
   

(1987). Psychoanalytic Review, 74(3):422-427

Freud and Dora: The Artful Dream. Phillip McCaffrey. New Brunswick. NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1984, 192 pp.

Review by:
Ruth Milberg-Kaye

Freud and Dora: The Artful Dream is yet one more addition to the already bulging file of the Dora case. However, in contrast to some of its predecessors, the book is valuable, interesting, and clearly written. It is a more or less dispassionate investigation of Freud's Fragment of an Analysis of a Case of Hysteria.

Phillip McCaffrey, who teaches in the English Department at Loyola College, focuses his attention on the second of Dora's two dreams. He proceeds from two hypotheses, which he propounds in his introduction: 1. That which Freud called the manifest dream is an internally coherent psychic construction. 2. The mode of [its] coherence is aesthetic (p. 9), that is, parts of the dream are related to one another and can be analyzed much as one would analyze a work of literature. The dream, McCaffrey contends, is coherent, but not necessarily intelligible, just as a short story written in a language the reader does not understand is unintelligible until it is translated or the reader learns the language.

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