Lou von Salomé: A Biography of the Woman Who Inspired Freud, by Julia Vickers

By Julia Vickers

The daughter of an illustrious Russian common, Lou von Salomé left her domestic within the middle of Tsarist Russia to overcome highbrow Europe on the smooth age of 18. ultimately settling in Germany, she grew to become a best-selling novelist, a groundbreaking essayist, and a well known literary critic. as well as all this, Salomé was once a real-life muse for essentially the most exceptional males of her time.
This biography tells the tale of Salomé’s whole existence and profession, targeting her younger maturity; celibate marriage with linguistics pupil Carl Friedrich Andreas; rumored affairs with Friedrich Nietzsche, Rainier Maria Rilke, and several authors and poets; and her dating with Sigmund Freud, which used to be marked such a lot particularly by way of their contrasting perspectives of psychoanalysis.

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