Fried Risto: Freud on the Acropolis

Risto Fried: FREUD ON THE ACROPOLIS - a detective story, 2003, 656 s.

656 pages;  includes appendix: Sigmund Freud: A disturbance of memory on the Acropolis.   An open letter to Romain Rolland on the occasion of his seventieth birthday.

Risto Fried (1930-2004) was born in Paris. He was awarded the Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology (The psychogenesis of paranoid delusion in women, Harvard University 1957). Professor Fried lived in Finland since 1968 teaching, training and doing research at the University of Jyväskylä and several other Finnish universities.

This book is a critical study of Freud’s essay “A disturbance of memory on the Acropolis” (1936). The author had noticed that the deceptively simple essay sums up the fruits of Freud’s lifelong self-analysis. Finding it impossible to reconcile the widely different views of commentators, Fried left for Athens.