Lou Andreas-Salomé


Born
February 12, 1861

Died
January 05, 1937


Lou Andreas-Salomé (née Louise von Salomé or Luíza Gustavovna Salomé) was born in St. Petersburg, Russia to parents of French Huguenot and northern German descent. Her diverse intellectual interests led to friendships with an astounding array of luminaries, including Nietzsche, Wagner, Freud, and Rilke.

Andreas-Salomé was a prolific author, writing several plays, essays and more than a dozen novels. It was Andreas-Salome who began calling Rilke "Rainer" instead of "René." Her Hymn to Life so deeply impressed Nietzsche that he was moved to set it to music. She was one of the first female psychoanalysts (a career she maintained until a year before her death) and also one of the first women to write on female sexuality. Her book, Lebensrückblic
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Arayışlar

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Feniçka

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Nietzsche

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Ruth

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You Alone Are Real to Me: R...

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Looking Back: Memoirs

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3.87 avg rating — 84 ratings — published 1979 — 33 editions
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Sigmund Freud and Lou Andre...

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Eros

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Περί έρωτος. Δύο δοκίμια: σ...

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The Human Family: Stories

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More books by Lou Andreas-Salomé…
“If you have no more happiness to give:
Give me your pain.”
Lou Andreas-Salomé

“Poetry is something in-between the dream and its interpretation.”
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“Should we not be moved rather than chilled by the knowledge that he might have attained his greatness only through his frailties?”
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