The Enigma of Hour : 100 Years of Psychoanalytic Thought

The Enigma of Hour : 100 Years of Psychoanalytic Thought
Author: Marina Warner Michael Newman Daniel Silver Adele Tutter Jennifer Higgie Goshka Macuga Simon Moretti
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Bestsellers Rate: 1417872
Publisher: Verlag Der Buchhandlung Walther Konig
Book Format: Paperback
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Pages: 96
Hours of reading: 1.6 hours
Publication Date: 2021
Languages: | English |
Price: 22,38 €

About the book

Artists interpret the archives of the legendary psychoanalysis journal Founded by British analyst (and Freud biographer) Ernest Jones with the collaboration of Sigmund Freud in 1920, The International Journal of Psychoanalysis has remained the main international vehicle for psychoanalysis. On the occasion of its centenary, artists Simon Moretti and Goshka Macuga have created a presentation of the origins and life of the journal with archival material, alongside contemporary artworks and pieces of the museum's collection. The book gathers texts and artworks relating the prehistory of the journal, the hidden role of women in its early years, its beginnings and connections with the Bloomsbury Group, and the influence of classical art and culture on Freud's ideas and the visual identity of the journal. Taking its title from the 1911 painting by Giorgio de Chirico, it focuses on themes central to both psychoanalysis and art, such as translation, transformation, temporality, metaphors, dreams and the unconscious. Artists include: Linder, Daniel Silver, Paloma Varga Weisz, Duncan Grant, Barbara Ker-Seymer with John Banting and Rodrigo Moynihan, Simon Moretti, Goshka Macuga and Sergei Pankejeff.





Marina Warner Biography

Dame Marina Sarah Warner, (born 9 November 1946) is an English historian, mythographer, art critic, novelist and short story writer. She is known for her many non-fiction books relating to feminism and myth. She has written for many publications, including The London Review of Books, the New Statesman, Sunday Times and Vogue. She has been a visiting professor, given lectures and taught on the faculties of many universities.She resigned from her position as Professor in the Department of Literature, Film and Theatre Studies at the University of Essex in 2014, sharply criticising moves towards "for-profit business model" universities in the UK, and is now Professor of English and Creative Writing at Birkbeck, University of London. In 2017 she was elected president of the Royal Society of Literature (RSL), the first time the role has been held by a woman since the founding of the RSL in 1820. She is a Distinguished Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, since 2019.In 2015, having received the prestigious Holberg Prize, Warner decided to use the award to start the Stories in Transit project, a series of workshops bringing international artists, writers and other creatives together with young migrants living in Palermo, Sicily.


Marina Warner was born in London to an English father, Esmond Warner (died 1982), and Ilia (née Emilia Terzulli, died 2008), an Italian whom he had met during the Second World War in Bari, Apulia. Her paternal grandfather was the cricketer Sir Pelham Warner. She has one sister, Laura Gascoigne, who is an art critic. Marina was brought up initially in Cairo, where her father ran a bookshop, until it was set on fire during attacks on foreign businesses in January 1952, a precursor to the Egyptian revolution. The family then moved to Brussels and to Cambridge, England, where Marina studied at St Mary's School, Ascot, back then a convent. She studied French and Italian at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford. While at Oxford she was the editor of Isis: a magazine for Oxford University (published by Robert Maxwell).In 1971, she married William Shawcross, with whom she has a son, the sculptor Conrad. The couple divorced in 1980. She was married to the painter John Dewe Mathews from 1981 to 1997. Her third husband is mathematician Graeme Segal.Warner is the "lady writer" of the Dire Straits song with that title, whom the singer sees on television "talking about the Virgin Mary" and reminds him of his former lover.


Warner began her career as a staff writer for The Daily Telegraph, before working as Vogue’s features editor from 1969 until 1972.Her first book was The Dragon Empress: The Life and Times of Tz'u-hsi, Empress Dowager of China, 1835–1908 (1972), followed by the controversial Alone of All Her Sex: The Myth and the Cult of the Virgin Mary (1976), a provocative study of Roman Catholic veneration of the Virgin Mary. These were followed by Joan of Arc: The Image of Female Heroism (1981) and Monuments ... Read full biography

Authors: Marina Warner Michael Newman Daniel Silver Adele Tutter Jennifer Higgie Goshka Macuga Simon Moretti
Publisher: Verlag Der Buchhandlung Walther Konig
Languages: | English |
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ISBN13: 9783960986980
ISBN10: 396098698X
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Illustrations: 66 colour, 42 b/w
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Book Format: Paperback
Book Binding: None
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Pages: 96
Book Weight: 272.16
Book Dimensions: 170x240x10.16
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Publication date: Jan. 21, 2020
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Publication City/Country: Cologne, Germany

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