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Anyone who is a Freud fan will like this,
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This review is from: Breakfast with Lucian (Hardcover)
There have been prissy little critical reviews of this wonderful book in the press, mostly by art critics who don't get a mention. For anyone who wishes to flesh out - the right word, flesh! - this is essential. Freud emerges from this book with new detail. He is unsurprisingly an extraordinary and highly individual character. There are many ghosts occupying a place at breakfast; but although people were central to his life we are given an opportunity to see his absolute dedication at work. And it is his work that shadows through this book, and it sent me back to the catalogues with renewed enquiry. A book that anyone who loves art will find illuminating. We are granted a partial understanding of genius.