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….Maybe its just the funny animal humor that never seems to die; the idealization of the animal world into the realm of human properties. Like LOL cats. Or in this case, the colorful art and brisk pacing that defined the … Continue reading

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OLD VIENNA OBSCURED BY CLOUDS: Psychic Conflict, Anxiety and Hysteria

In a letter written in 1892 to Wilhelm Fliess, ¬†Freud made a remark, ” No neurasthenia or analogous neurosis exists without a disturbance in the sexual function.” “I am pretty well alone here in tackling the neuroses. They regard me … Continue reading

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AUTUMN OF IMPERIAL VIENNA: Illusions Haunted by the Shadow of Death

When Adolf Hitler left provincial Linz in late adolescence there was only one place to go: Habsburg Vienna, the great imperial city, home to a veritable Babylon of peoples, the ineffable seat of an ancient empire. But the crowded streets … Continue reading

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FINE LINE BETWEEN THE HEROIC & THE IDIOTIC

No other artist has made such ferocious demands upon his performers and the public. Richard Wagner, an autocrat, not only wrote the libretto and the music; often with total disregard for the human voice; but also flung into the score … Continue reading

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