Freud's Blind Spot by Elisa Albert
23 Original Essays on Cherished, Estranged, Lost, Hurtful, Hopeful, Complicated Siblings

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Relationships with our siblings stretch, as an old saying has it, all the way from the cradle to the grave. Few bonds in life are as significant, as formative, as lasting, and as frequently overlooked as those we share with our brothers and sisters.

In this stellar, first-of-its-kind anthology, contemporary writers explore the rich and varied landscape of sibling experience, illuminating the essential, occasionally wonderful, often difficult ways our brothers and sisters—or lack thereof—shape us. There are those who love and cherish their siblings, those who abhor and avoid them, and everyone in between.

About Elisa Albert

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Elisa Albert is the author of the short story collection How This Night is Different and the novel The Book of Dahlia.  She has taught creative writing at Columbia University and is currently Writer-in-Residence at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in Holland.
Published November 16, 2010 by Free Press. 273 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Parenting & Relationships. Non-fiction

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Outspoken author Steve Almond (Rock and Roll Will Save Your Life, 2010, etc.) leads off with childhood memories of being cruelly terrorized by his brothers, which bled into his adult life, where all three now (barely) communicate “in a stunted, regressive manner.” Animation artist Eric Orner offe...

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Confounded and yet fascinated by her own experience as the sister of one estranged brother, and another long passed away, Capitol District writer Albert (2008's This Night Is Different and 2009's acclaimed The Book of Dahlia) calls upon an impressive list of colleagues to offer their own accounts.

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