Pushing Time Away : "What binds us pushes time away." So wrote David Oppenheim, scholar, collaborator and then critic of Sigmund Freud; participant in the intellectual and cultural highs and lows of early 20th-century Vienna, victim of the Nazis, and grandfather of philosopher Peter Singer. Fifty years after Oppenheim's death, Singer discovered a wealth of written materials, including intimate personal letters his grandparents had sent to each other, which provided startling insights into their relationship - and a vivid picture of the man Singer never met. In recreating his grandfather's life, Singer gives readers a rare glimpse into the controversial, vibrant, and most intensely Jewish intellectual life in Europe.
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