Analysis and Exile: Boyhood, Loss, and the Lessons of Anna Freud (Paperback)

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The story of the childhood and youth of Peter Heller, one of the first children to be psychoanalyzed by Anna Freud. To tell this story Vivian Heller draws on a wealth of primary sources, including her father's case history and his internment diary, using novelistic techniques to bring the past alive. While in Anna's care, Peter's native Vienna slides into Fascist barbarism and he is forced to navigate an increasingly dangerous world. He flees to England only to be deported to Canada, where he is interned as a German-speaking foreign national, a situation that put him among Jewish refugees and Nazi P.O.W.'s.

About the Author

VivianHeller​ received her Ph.D. in English Literature and Modern Studies from YaleUniversity. She is the author of ​Joyce, Decadence, and Emancipation (University of Illinois Press)which won the Choice Book Award, and TheCity Beneath Us: Building the New York Subway​. Her essays haveappeared in ​New Observations, ​ the ​Journal of Literature and Medicine, ​ and ​The Georgetown Review​; her short fiction hasbeen published in Confrontation, ​​Bomb, and Fence​. She works at theCenter for Curatorial Studies at Bard College and the Narrative MedicineProgram at Columbia University.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781913494360
ISBN-10: 1913494365
Publisher: Karnac Books
Publication Date: April 5th, 2022
Pages: 304
Language: English