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Hervé Johann Laurvik

Also Known As: "Hervé Laurvik (or Laurwick); John Laurvik Nilsen", "Johann Laurvik"
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Ex-husband of Elma Laurvik

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About Hervé Johann Laurvik

A Swedish- American journalist and writer, ex husband of the daughter of Sandor Ferenczi's wife.

We see Freud's authoritarian grip on the worshipful younger Ferenczi, and the latter's oscillation between self-abnegating obedience and guilty rebellion. Ferenczi's personal life is chaotic. He obsesses over whether to marry Gizella, with whom he has had a long, on-again/off-again affair, or the youthful Elma, Gizella's daughter, whom he has analyzed (and, to complicate the situation, he has also slept with Sarolta, Gizella's sister). While Freud says he knows he should not interfere in such matters, he -- who has analyzed Ferenczi -- campaigns unceasingly for Gizella.

Ferenczi definitively broke with Elma and she became engaged in December 1913 to an American writer of Swedish extraction named Herve Laurvik, [http://books.google.com/books?id=oVSVpExb7s0C&pg=PA6&lpg=PA6&dq=Hervé+Laurvik&source=bl&ots=ZsHYu5skOj&sig=ipuK4keiR6bmaHV2YQU46LOTjq8&hl=en&sa=X&ei=S2t2VMecIMOrNu21gbAN&ved=0CDgQ6AEwBQ#v=onepage&q=Hervé%20Laurvik&f=false Source]

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