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WHEN HISTORICAL FICTION GOES MAGICAL 4 (1)

2020-03-02T07:51:21-05:00

A list of history’s mythic tricksters, Lewis Hyde says in his book “Trickster Makes This World” (1998), would be endless. Since the trickster is culture’s ultimate shape-shifting, boundary-crossing figure, “there will be some sort of representative wherever humans invent boundaries, which is to say, everywhere.” www.newyorker.com/magazine/2020/02/17/when-historical-fiction-goes-magical

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Freud has been debunked, yet the apparatus that defends him persists. Why do his ideas endure? Because we want to believe them 0 (0)

2017-09-05T07:00:02-04:00

On January 24, 1895, in a letter that was kept unpublished for nearly 90 years, Sigmund Freud wrote nervously about a dangerous experiment he was planning to embark upon. “Now only one more week separates us from the operation,” he wrote to his friend Wilhelm Fliess, who would be performing the surgery. “My lack of

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