Observations from the Refuse-Heap: Freud, Michelangelo's Moses, and Psychoanalysis

  title={Observations from the Refuse-Heap: Freud, Michelangelo's Moses, and Psychoanalysis},
  author={Malcolm Macmillan and Malcolm Peter J Swales},
  journal={American Imago},
  pages={104 - 41}
Sigmund Freud's 1914 essay on Michelangelo's statue of Moses is unique in having been the only one of his works whose authorship he sought to conceal. Although the essay bears no relation to psychoanalytic theory as such Freud characterized the method of inquiry that he employed therein as one that has in point of fact a certain resemblance to the methodology of psychoanalysis, and a number of authors have since insisted on this resemblance even to the point of proclaiming the essay to be… Expand
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