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Turning Away at the Navel of the Dream

Religion and the Body of the Mother at the Beginning and End of Interpretation
  • Diane Jonte-Pace


On November 19, 1899, about two weeks after the publication of The Interpretation of Dreams, Freud wrote impatiently to his friend Wilhelm Fliess in Berlin, “It is a thankless task to enlighten mankind a little. No one has yet told me that he feels indebted to me for having learned something new from the dream book and for having been introduced to a world of new problems” (Masson 1985: 387).⋆ Although it took longer than two weeks for the world to realize that Freud had “enlightened mankind a little” with his “Dream Book,” we now understand that he did indeed introduce to our century a “world of new problems.”


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