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The Resource Pushing time away : my grandfather and the tragedy of Jewish Vienna, Peter Singer

Pushing time away : my grandfather and the tragedy of Jewish Vienna, Peter Singer

Label
Pushing time away : my grandfather and the tragedy of Jewish Vienna
Title
Pushing time away
Title remainder
my grandfather and the tragedy of Jewish Vienna
Statement of responsibility
Peter Singer
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
""What binds us pushes time away" wrote David Oppenheim to his future wife, Amalie Pollak, on March 24, 1905. Oppenheim, classical scholar, collaborator, then critic of Sigmund Freud, and friend and supporter of Alfred Adler, lived through the heights and depths of Vienna's twentieth-century intellectual and cultural history. He perished in obscurity at a Nazi concentration camp in 1943, separated from family and friends, leaving his grandson, the philosopher Peter Singer, without a chance to know him." "Almost fifty years later Peter Singer set out to explore the life of the grandfather he never knew, and found a scholar whose ideas on ethics and human nature often parallel his own writings. Drawing on a wealth of documents and personal letters, Singer made startling discoveries about his grandparents' early romantic attachments, the basis on which they decide to marry; their professional aspirations, and their differing views of Judaism. An essay that Oppenheim co-wrote with Freud, but which was suppressed because of a bitter split within Freud's psychoanalytical society, leads Singer to explore the difficulties of following one's own ideas in the circles of both Freud and Adler." "Combining touching family biography with thoughtful reflection on both personal and public questions we face today, Pushing Time Away captures critical moments in Europe's transition from Belle Epoque to the Great War and to the rise of Fascism and the coming of World War II. Singer gives us a vivid portrait of Vienna when it was the center of European culture and new ideas, a culture that was both intensely Jewish and distinctly secular. Examining this culture and its fate forces Singer to confront one of the foundations of his own thought: How much can we rely on universal values and human reason?"--Jacket
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Singer, Peter
Dewey number
  • 943.6/13004924/0092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
  • genealogical tables
Index
no index present
LC call number
DS135.A93
LC item number
O657 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Psychoanalysts
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • Jews
  • Oppenheim, D. E.
  • Vienna (Austria)
Label
Pushing time away : my grandfather and the tragedy of Jewish Vienna, Peter Singer
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [245]-254)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The Religious Problem
  • The Erotic Factor
  • That New, Troublesome Highway
  • Marriage
  • Venetian Reflections
  • In Freud's Circle
  • An Invitation from Freud
  • David's Choice: Freud or Adler?
  • "Dreams in Folklore"
  • Psychology, Free and Individual
  • David Oppenheim's Family Tree
  • The Soldier
  • The Eastern Front
  • The Battles of the Isonzo
  • The Scholar and Teacher
  • The New Republic
  • "The Secret of the Human Soul"
  • My Grandfather's Book
  • Independence
  • The Teacher of Humanity
  • The Secular Jew
  • Vienna, Now and Then
  • Sexual Equality
  • Vacations and a Wedding
  • One of the Multitude
  • The End of Austria
  • New Life and Old
  • Enticing Hopes
  • "Best to Stay"
  • Good Austrians
  • Renunciation
  • In My Grandparents' Flat
  • In My Aunt's Flat
  • Theresienstadt
  • Terezin
  • Survival
  • A Good Life?
  • David and Amalie
  • "A Relationship of the Heart"
  • "Let There Be Truth Between Us"
  • The Engagement
  • Brno
Control code
50280114
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xi, 254 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780060501310
Lccn
2002029715
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, genealogical table, portraits
Label
Pushing time away : my grandfather and the tragedy of Jewish Vienna, Peter Singer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [245]-254)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The Religious Problem
  • The Erotic Factor
  • That New, Troublesome Highway
  • Marriage
  • Venetian Reflections
  • In Freud's Circle
  • An Invitation from Freud
  • David's Choice: Freud or Adler?
  • "Dreams in Folklore"
  • Psychology, Free and Individual
  • David Oppenheim's Family Tree
  • The Soldier
  • The Eastern Front
  • The Battles of the Isonzo
  • The Scholar and Teacher
  • The New Republic
  • "The Secret of the Human Soul"
  • My Grandfather's Book
  • Independence
  • The Teacher of Humanity
  • The Secular Jew
  • Vienna, Now and Then
  • Sexual Equality
  • Vacations and a Wedding
  • One of the Multitude
  • The End of Austria
  • New Life and Old
  • Enticing Hopes
  • "Best to Stay"
  • Good Austrians
  • Renunciation
  • In My Grandparents' Flat
  • In My Aunt's Flat
  • Theresienstadt
  • Terezin
  • Survival
  • A Good Life?
  • David and Amalie
  • "A Relationship of the Heart"
  • "Let There Be Truth Between Us"
  • The Engagement
  • Brno
Control code
50280114
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xi, 254 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780060501310
Lccn
2002029715
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, genealogical table, portraits

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