A great yearning


    "Don't you think that a great yearning is like the birds' heading south--a sign that somewhere life is in bloom?"

Lou Andreas-Salome
Menschenkinder (1899); translated by Raleigh Whitinger
The Human Family, p. 173 (University of Nebraska Press)

Lou Andreas-Salome (1861-1937) was a prominent German novelist and critic and a pioneering psychoanalyst to whom Freud sometimes referred patients. A new film tells the story of her extraordinary life.


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