Dialogue about psychoanalysis and poetry (1946)

Benedetto Croce & Umberto Saba
In 1946 the magazine "La Fiera letteraria" hosted two important essays dedicated to psychoanalysis and poetry. The first, written by Benedetto Croce, was a few pages letter, which substantially rejected the claims of novelty and originality of "Freudianism", especially in philosophy. The other was a much more detailed and articulate response by poet Umberto Saba, which instead appreciated the psychoanalysis (and not only as therapy). We decided to republish these two texts by preceding them...