Sunday, 17 May 2009

Salley Vickers: Where three roads meet

It is 1938 and Sigmund Freud, suffering from the debilitating effects of cancer, has been permitted by the Nazis to leave Vienna. He seeks refuge in England, taking up residence in the house in Hampstead in which he will die only fifteen months later. But his last months are made vivid by the arrival of a stranger, who comes and goes according to Freud’s state of health.

This is an interesting approach to the Greek mythology and a fascinating description of Dr. Freud's last days. This book was well written with a novel approach to history and man's psyche, however, it was also a very difficult read.

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