Vladimir Nabokov

NABOKV-L post 0019690, Wed, 24 Mar 2010 09:32:58 EDT

Re: Freud in Soviet literature

In a message dated 24/03/2010 12:06:15 GMT Standard Time, skylark05@MAIL.RU

The Freudian method was never oficially banned in Soviet Russia, but, I
imagine, it was better to avoid all mention of it.

A friend and colleague of mine, Dr Michael Sebek, Director of the
Institute of Psychoanalysis in Prague, has vividly described to me what it was like
practising psychoanalysis illegally during the Stalinist times in
Czechoslovakia (i.e. before 1989), when neither analyst nor analysand could be sure
the other was not a secret policeman or policewoman.

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