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Oscar Nemon: Sculptor of Freud — & His Canine Circle

Oscar Nemon: Sculptor of Freud — & His Canine Circle

My discovery of Oscar Nemon — probably the most famous sculptor of whom almost no one has heard — started with a comment I received the other day on an earlier post, Richard Tauber: “How Can I Be a Jew?”: Congratulations on an informative and amusing blog. As you mention Richard Tauber I thought youContinue Reading

Freud & Dogs, Pt. 4: The Mystery of the Chows on the Balcony

Freud & Dogs, Pt. 4: The Mystery of the Chows on the Balcony

I didn’t think I would have much more to say about Freud’s dogs; I’ve already devoted a three-part series to them on this blog. But I recently encountered an intriguing mystery. It all started when David C. Farmer, who is playing Freud in Freud’s Last Session in Honololu — don’t miss it if you’re inContinue Reading

Freud & Dogs, Pt. 3:  Princesses, Dogs & Playwrights

Freud & Dogs, Pt. 3: Princesses, Dogs & Playwrights

In Part 1 of this series, I discussed Freud’s late life arrival at puppy love, including how my great uncle’s butcher shop provided meat for Yofi, Freud’s culturally Jewish — if not observant — chow. In Part 2, I talked about the role the family dogs played in Anna and Sigmund Freud’s psychoanalytic practice. HereContinue Reading