(1861-1937) Russian psychoanalyst and author. Best known for her friendship with Nietzsche, Wagner, Freud and Rilke. Charismatic, spiritual and independent woman whose sexually liberated, peripatetic life served as a model for subsequent generations of feminists. With her indifference to moral conventions and insatiable intellectual curiosity, Andreas-Salomé challenged the gender roles of her day.
The Ministry of Love was the really frightening one. There were no windows in it at all. Winston had never been inside the Ministry of Love, nor within half a kilometre of it. It was a place impossible to enter except on official business, and then only by penetrating through a maze of barbed-wire entanglements, steel doors, and hidden machine-gun nests. Even the streets leading up to its outer barriers were roamed by gorilla-faced guards in black uniforms, armed with jointed truncheons.