Freud on Holiday
Like Sigmund Freud and his brother Alexander, Sharon Kivland and her sister go on holiday together each year. In Trieste in 1904 Freud and his brother decided to go to Corfu but were told by their host it would be too hot and they should go to Athens instead.
When Freud arrived in Athens and stood on the Acropolis he was surprised to find himself thinking: 'So all this really does exist, just as we learnt at school!' His surprise was twofold; firstly, that something unbelievable existed, and secondly, that its existence should have been in doubt.
This book documents the travels of Sharon Kivland and her sister (also accompanied by Sharon’s son), as they follow the Freud brothers to Trieste and Athens. During their journey they are frequently diverted by other traces, including those of James Joyce, Jacques Derrida, Ulysses and Italo Svevo. The book contains photographs and drawings of uncertain origin, descriptions of food, trains, and family romances