Erika Rummel

About me

Erika Rummel is the author of a dozen non-fiction books (Renaissance history, biography) and two novels, PLAYING NAOMI (2009) and HEAD GAMES (2013). She divides her time between Toronto and Los Angeles and has lived in small villages in Argentina, Romania, and Bulgaria.

From my website

THE ADMIRABLE AND NOT-SO-ADMIRABLE SIGMUND FREUD.Here is a mixed list. ADP= admirably put, NSAD = not so admirable, CMUM = can’t make up my mindNSAD. After pressuring Angelika Bijur to marry the mentally ill Horace Fink to keep him from having a nervous breakdown, he warned her “not to repeat…

DEAR ALFRED, SEND MONEY! A LETTER FROM SOPHIE HESS TO HER LOVER, ALFRED NOBELAlfred Nobel met Sophie when she worked in a flower shop in Baden, near Vienna. She was his lover for some fifteen years until she got pregnant by another man. Nobel, who perhaps felt responsible for having…

NOBEL PRIZE FOR THE IDEAL WOMAN?Beatrice Cenci -- from Nobel's collectionAlas, no. But if there was a prize, Alfred Nobel made the qualifications clear:Without decency and human dignity a woman cannot be a true wife or mother. Okay, we won’t quarrel about that, but if dignity is such a big deal,…

 
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