This concise dictionary of Judaism comprises over one thousand entries describing all of the key features of faith, tradition and background within the Jewish religion. Designed for the scholar in addition to the final reader, it merits a spot in each library and each Jewish domestic.
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It is high time that Ahasverus came to rest somewhere” (E. Freud 1992: 298). The heroic adventurer ends his years as a wandering Jew seeking a place of rest. There is another important dimension to the way Freud narrates the quest for interpretation. In the mythic associations Freud uses to present his theory, Freud’s own interpretive identity shifts from the role of The Counterthesis / 29 hero to the role of antihero or villain. Freud’s role is an oppositional one. The Virgilian motto discussed above is actually spoken by Juno, the great goddess who is opposed to Aeneas’s heroic quest to establish the city of Rome.
ON THE ROYAL ROAD: “ACHERONTA MOVEBO” Devoting an entire chapter of his mid-twentieth-century biography of Freud to The Interpretation of Dreams, Ernest Jones applauds the volume as Freud’s most important, best-known, and most original work, the work which would bring him lasting fame. “By general consensus,” he says, “The Interpretation of Dreams was Freud’s major work, the one by which his name will probably be longest remembered” (1953: 384). Emphasizing the Oedipal themes in the work, Jones states, “the description of the now familiar ‘Oedipus complex,’ the erotic and the hostile relations of child to parent, are frankly exposed” (384).
Only the part on mortality or immortality of the protozoa” (Jones 1957: 43). 2 A text composed contemporaneously with Beyond the Pleasure Principle that we’ll discuss below, “The Uncanny,” also exhibits this slippage from death to the afterlife and from mortality to immortality. There, Freud wrote: Biology has not yet been able to deduce whether death is the inevitable fate of every living being or whether it is only a regular but Death, Mothers, and the Afterlife / 51 yet perhaps avoidable event in life .
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