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    1. May 30, 2014

      ‘Becoming Freud’, by Adam Phillips

      Becoming Freud: The Making of a Psychoanalyst, by Adam Phillips, Yale, RRP£18.99/$25, 224 pages Sigmund Freud had mixed...

    2. May 19, 2014

      The puzzle of relieving the strain of a migraine

      What did Julius Caesar, Gustav Mahler and Sigmund Freud have in common? They all suffered from debilitating migraine...

    1. November 1, 2013

      The time taken to fill a bath

      All this striving; what’s the point? It was Sunday morning and I had the place to myself all day. I had plans all right –...

    2. October 11, 2013

      ‘Facing the Modern: The Portrait in Vienna 1900’

      The detail was all-important. In 1900s Vienna, while Sigmund Freud fretted over the slip of a tongue and Adolf Loos designed...

    3. October 4, 2013

      Lucian Freud and his complicated relationship with Vienna

      Writers on Lucian Freud like to compare his work, particularly his early graphic work, to German painting of the 1920s and...

    4. September 15, 2013

      Hysteria, Hampstead Theatre, London – review

      Farce and psychoanalysis don’t often inhabit a sentence together, never mind a stage, but they both draw on the concealment...

    5. August 20, 2013

      Exultant Strangeness: Graham Sutherland Landscapes, Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Cumbria, UK – review

      Artists whose reputations the gods wish to destroy are, often, first made Golden Boys. Graham Sutherland, good-looking,...

    6. February 19, 2013

      Keaton Henson, Freud Museum, London

      The patient, a young singer-songwriter – call him Keaton H – suffers debilitating anxiety attacks. Stage fright made it...

    7. July 3, 2012

      Peter Blake and Pop Music, Pallant House Gallery, Chichester

      The 29-year-old Peter Blake looks sober enough, standing erect in a suburban English garden and gazing out at us with solemn...

    8. June 8, 2012

      Turning the tables

      I was having a day off being a good person. I had that odd sense of dissatisfaction that I was not wearing sprigged muslin,...

    9. May 18, 2012

      New word order

      When I first moved to France 11 years ago, intending to make my career as a novelist, I spoke barely a word of French. And,...

    10. April 13, 2012

      Oh dear, my dad is following me

      Football games in the Edinburgh boys clubs’ under-12s second division were, I’ll now admit, less important than those in the...

    11. March 2, 2012

      Surface tensions

      Some have complained that David Cronenberg’s film A Dangerous Method , about the triangular relationship between Sigmund...

    12. February 17, 2012

      Adriatic abyss

      Trieste, by Dasa Drndic, translated by Ellen Elias-Bursac, Maclehose Press, RRP £20, 358 pages This is a quite appallingly...

    13. February 10, 2012

      Specimens of humanity

      Lucian Freud Portraits at London’s National Portrait Gallery was always going to be a blockbuster and a revelation, in its...

    14. February 10, 2012

      Viggo Mortensen

      When Viggo Mortensen walks into the Soho hotel room where I’m waiting for him, I have this strange feeling of being taken...

    15. November 25, 2011

      Culture corner: What Keira wore next ...

      Fashion doesn’t exist in a vacuum. Just as social movements and moods influence what appears on the catwalk, so too does...

    16. November 15, 2011

      Q&A: Laurence Parisot, president of Medef

      Laurence Parisot has been the president of Medef, the French employers’ union, since 2005. She holds a master’s degree in...

    17. August 12, 2011

      Jigsaw puzzles… with the FT: Rebecca Adlington

      Rebecca Adlington tells me her life story: “I always loved swimming. I learnt to swim when I was four. Did my school, did...

    18. August 3, 2011

      China crashes into a middle class revolt

      When a student asked Sigmund Freud about the meaning of his cigar-smoking habit, the Austrian psychoanalyst is said to have...

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      May 20, 2011

      Further reading: from DSK to dal

      Opinions on the IMF succession – from the FT leader writers and Sigmund Freud; water shortages in Africa and Indian...

    20. December 30, 2010

      Old slang’s time

      Illustration by James Ferguson based on a Thomas Bewick woodcut The other day, I was standing outside a Turkish restaurant...

    21. August 13, 2010

      C

      C, by Tom McCarthy, Jonathan Cape, RRP£16.99, 320 pages In his “Lecture to the English on Futurism”, given in London in...

    22. July 8, 2010

      Surrender of sovereignty will save euro

      Einstein (l) to Freud: ‘clear beyond all doubt’ From Dr Ernst Steindorff. Sir, Peter Sutherland’s excellent article “Radical...

    23. February 27, 2010

      Receptacles of the subconscious

      Cellars and attics are seen as warehouses of memory and neglect The cellar, writes the French philosopher Gaston Bachelard,...

    24. November 30, 2009

      An era of money, minds and Trotsky The story of a family and an era

      Mary-Kay Wilmers' book is subtitled A 20th-Century Story . It is also a family story, and a Jewish story. From her mother's...

    25. November 12, 2009

      Your company on the couch

      Larry Gould is a psychoanalyst on Manhattan's Upper West Side. He sees patients in a consulting room complete with the...

    26. August 19, 2009

      Freud's Last Session

      "God Is Back" trumpets the title of a recent book by two editors of The Economist. John Micklethwait and Adrian Wooldridge...

    27. August 18, 2009

      Freud’s Last Session, Pittsfield, Massachussetts

      “God Is Back” trumpets the title of a recent book by two editors of The Economist. John Micklethwait and Adrian Wooldridge...

    28. August 15, 2009

      The UK Schools Memory Championships

      Young finalists try to take in their lists of words, numbers, invented dates and binary sequences A few years ago,...

    29. July 4, 2009

      Casting around

      Is Gordon Brown in denial? Sigmund Freud's amateur heirs were busy at Westminster this week trying to get inside the mind...

    30. January 31, 2009

      Viennese whirl

      It is almost 100 years since one of the most celebrated encounters of the 20th century. Troubled by his relationship with...

    31. January 31, 2009

      The Philharmonia explores the subconscious

      It is almost 100 years since one of the most celebrated encounters of the 20th century. Troubled by his relationship with...

    32. November 10, 2008

      Misfits, mystics and mafiosi

      The Little Book By Selden Edwards Abacus £11.99, 405 pages FT Bookshop price: £9.59 Rumi: The Fire of Love By Nahal...

    33. November 8, 2008

      Misfits, mystics and mafiosi

      Enid Blyton wrote more than 600 books in 40 years. Barbara Cartland chalked up 20 in a single year. Some writers, however,...

    34. August 16, 2008

      Stories: The Road To Restitution - Part 1

      Ten years ago this week, on the hottest day of a sweaty New York summer, an excited crowd gathered around a courthouse in...

    35. August 15, 2008

      The road to restitution

      Ten years ago this week, on the hottest day of a sweaty New York summer, an excited crowd gathered around a courthouse in...

    36. July 22, 2008

      Southwold on the couch

      Something odd happens when it is announced that Gordon Brown and his family are to take their holiday in a small, English...

    37. July 21, 2008

      Southwold on the couch

      Something odd happens when it is announced that Gordon Brown and his family are to take their holiday in a small, English...

    38. March 29, 2008

      The Last Days of Judas Iscariot

      Almeida Theatre, London N1 With Easter fresh in the mind, the Almeida Theatre and Headlong theatre company present the...

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