Last Word

Michael Ignatieff

  • The Wolf-Man: Sixty Years Later by Karin Obholzer, translated by Michael Shaw
    Routledge, 250 pp, £12.50, November 1982, ISBN 0 7100 9354 3
  • Ernest Jones: Freud’s Alter Ego by Vincent Brome
    Caliban, 250 pp, £12.50, January 1983, ISBN 0 904573 57 5

I dreamt that it was night and that I was lying in my bed ... Suddenly the window opened of its own accord, and I was terrified to see that some white wolves were sitting on the big walnut tree in front of the window. There were six or seven of them. The wolves were quite white, and looked more like foxes or sheep-dogs, for they had big tails like foxes and they had their ears pricked like dogs when they pay attention to something. In great terror, evidently of being eaten up by the wolves, I screamed and woke up.

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