Gradiva and Delusion and Dream in Wilhelm Jensen’s Gradiva

Here together in one edition is the strange and evocative "Pompeiian Fancy" by German author Wilhelm Jensen and one of the major texts of psychoanalysis in Freud's oeuvre, which discusses the role of dream and delusion in Jensen's work. This book, previously reprinted by Sun & Moon Press, has been the subject of many works of art and essays, including a recent show at the Getty Museum of Art by the noted French installation artists Anne and Patrick Porier.

Wilhelm Jensen was a German author of no great fame, but the response by Freud belongs in the large canon of works by the father of psychoanalysis.