Freud on Holiday: Appendices I-IV

Sharon Kivland

Price £24+pp
ISBN 978-1907-468162
Year 2013
Edition 200
Pages 4 volumes, 20pp each
Binding softback; stapled; quartet in a printed paper wrapper + shrink wrapped

Almost every year Sigmund Freud went on holiday, often accompanied by his brother Alexander, who was an expert on railway transport, timetables, and travel tariffs. S. Freud made a distinction between the holidays he spent with his family during the month of August and the voyages he took later with Alexander, most often in September and with complicated itineraries. S. Freud prepared carefully for his trips, consulting tourist guides and other travel literature concerning the places he intended to visit, especially those that included sites of classical antiquity. The fifty-six letters and hundred and eighty-nine postcards of his travel correspondence exchanged with his family between 1895 and 1923 reveal how he enjoyed these holidays — his pleasure in his liberty, in getting a bargain, in the blue skies and the southern warmth, in the beauty of the landscape, in wine and food.

Kivland’s trilogy, Freud on Holiday, also published by iam, re-imagined these trips through three performances of bodily and literary reconstruction. In a quartet of appendices, Kivland has composed concise and thematic archives of Freud’s memories about those holidays. Appendices III and IV are newly available, and all four appendices can be bought with attractive band wrapper designed by James Brook. Appendix III: Freud’s Hotel’s (ISBN: 978-1-907468-13-1), contains a list of all of the hotels that Frued visited during his holidays and that could be identified from his archive, including their promotional descriptions. Appendix IV: Freud’sShopping (ISBN: 978-1-907468-14-8) contains a chronological list of all the shopping done by Freud whilst on holidays, coupled with photographs of some of the things that he bought that are now in the collection of the Freud Museum in London.


Freud on Holiday: Appendices III and IV, plus full wrapped set

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