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A friend of Freud’s described one early psychoanalytic portrait as “so elegant and perfect that [he knew] of nothing [he] could compare it with.” An equal match may be Janet Malcolm’s In The Freud Archives, and also her Two Lives, which can be enjoyed even by a reader like me, who has read almost nothing by Gertrude Stein and who had planned to pursue her only if life turned out to be very long.