CKCU Literary News
Wednesday May 27th, 2015 with Hans G. Ruprecht
Hartmut Heyck in conversation about Wilhelm JENSEN.
Hartmut HEYCK in conversation about his great grandfather Wilhelm JENSEN (1837-1911), who was a widely read 19th c. novelist, and who is still known as the author of 'Gradiva'. About this book Sigmund FREUD wrote his famous study 'Delusion and Dream in Jensen's Gradiva ("Der Wahn und die Träume in W. Jensen's Gradiva" (1907).) Hartmut HEYCK has stranslated two of Wilhelm JENSEN's novellas, which Freud had also read, and about which Jensen and Freud have had a correspondence. The admirably well translated novellas are now available at Amazon.com under the title 'Superior Powers: The Red Umbrella / In the Gothic House'. By Wilhelm JENSEN, translated into English by Hartmut Heyck (date of publication: JAN 23, 2015) ISBN: 1503179230 Paperback Taschenbuch, [EAN: 9781503179233], CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, Book, [PU: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform]. • The ensuing discusion of JENSEN's novella 'The Read Umbrella' is focusing on Freud's notion of the 'uncanny' ("das Unheimliche") as well as on his psychoanlytic understanding of jokes.
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