Vladimir Nabokov

NABOKV-L post 0012866, Sun, 25 Jun 2006 14:14:12 EDT

Re: Freud and VN and psychoanalysis

In a message dated 25/06/2006 16:56:18 GMT Standard Time, nabokv-l@UTK.EDU

"VN's decades-long crusade against popularized Freudianism", and
"popularized" is a term people often forget to consider while endorsing VN's opinions
about Freud. It appears to me that VN usually directed his invectives against
what falls under the term "Applied Psychoanalysis", not to Psychoanalysis

I do not think Jansy's argument here is really sustainable. VN explicitly
attacked Freud's dream theory, which Freud himself thought his greatest work,
and the foundation of psychoanalysis proper. He explicitly said he had given
John Shade some of his own hates, and these included Freud. I could go on...

Anthony Stadlen

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