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To live for you! To die for you! Some observations on Gustav Mahler's marriage and his experience of meeting Freud

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Arising from a very dark crisis in the last year of his life, when Gustav Mahler discovered his wife Alma had been having an affair, he found the courage to seek the help of a psychoanalyst, in this case Freud himself. This article seeks to describe both the man and the reported marriage that Freud will have encountered when he interrupted his holiday to meet Mahler in the summer of 1910.

Keywords: COUPLE; CREATIVITY; FREUD; MAHLER; MARRIAGE; MUSIC; PSYCHOANALYSIS

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: March 1, 2020

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