The Haunting Melody: Psychoanalytic Experiences in Life and Music (Signed first edition in dust jacket)
Reik, Theodor

New York: Farrar, Strauss, 1953. First edition First edition. SIGNED "Cordially, Theodor Reik, Sept 27, 1953" on the front free endpaper. Hardcover in brown half cloth over patterned paper covered boards. 376 pp. Reik, a prominent psychoanalyst who was one of Freud's first students in Vienna, presents an original work that explores a fascinating psychological puzzle--what is the unconsious meaning ot melodies that haunt us and why do remembered tunes often interrupt our consciously directed thinking? In an informal and readable style he shifts from the symphonies of Beethoven and Mahler to operettas of Lehar and Richard Rodgers. Fine, small ownership signature top egde of front pastedown. In very good dust jacket. Fine Hardcover (Item ID: GE11587)


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