By Nicholas Meyer
Houdini, My Father and Me
My father, a New York psychoanalyst, wrote about the sons of passive or absent fathers. (There was doubtless a reason why they interested him.) Among his many elegant papers and monographs, covering such (seemingly) disparate characters as Bishop James Pike and Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, are two published full-length biographies, one of Joseph Conrad (whose father…
Who Cares if Movies Are Historically Accurate?
It is depressing to read so many articles decrying the historical inaccuracies in recent movies, whether dealing with outer space, the southern slave trade, Somali pirates, or Walt Disney, articles in which the least deviation from the historical record or “reality” (a word Nabokov insisted routinely belongs within quotation marks), is held up against the…
Sigmund Freud’s Sister Complex
Freud’s Sister By Goce Smilevski Penguin Books, 272 pages, $16 There is an old maxim that great men are seldom good men. Perhaps no figure of note invites speculation on this question so much as Sigmund Freud, the father of psychoanalysis. Perhaps because of the enormous changes Freud wrought in human self-perception (even the title…
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אַ וויכטיקער בריוו פֿונעם ליובאַװיטשער רבין יוסף־יצחק שניאורסאָהן An important letter from the Lubavitcher Rebbe Yosef-Yitschok Schneerson
אַ רעפֿעראַט אויף דער טעמע איז געווען איינער פֿון אַ סך לעקציעס אויף דער „איי־דזשיי־עס“ קאָנפֿערענץ אין דעצעמבער.
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