Introducing Freud.

Appignanesi, Richard and Zarate, Oscar.

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Through graphics and commentary the authors demystify the facts of Freud’s discovery of psychoanalysis in a witty and irreverent way by telling the story of his life and ideas, his early medical career, and his encounters with cocaine, to the evolution of his theories on the unconscious, dreams, and sexuality. An entertaining and informative introduction.


SKU: 9781840468519


Freud revolutionized the way we think about ourselves. His psychoanalytic terms such as Id, Ego, libido, neurosis and Oedipus Complex have become a part of our everyday vocabulary. But do we know what they really mean?Introducing Freud successfully demystifies the facts of Freud's discovery of pschoanalysis. Irreverent and witty but never trivial, the book tells the story of Freud's life and ideas from his upbringing in 19th-century Vienna, his early medical career and his encounter with cocaine, to the gradual evolution of his theories on the unconscious, dreams and sexuality.With its combination of brilliantly clever artwork and incisive text, this book is an entertaining and informative introduction to the father of psychoanalysis, who is still nonetheless a figure of great controversy.

Book Details

Author Appignanesi, Richard and Zarate, Oscar.
Format PB
Series Title Introducing...
Publisher Icon Books Ltd
Imprint Icon Books Ltd
Number of Pages 176
Illustrations illustrations
Publish Date 6/09/2007
Catalogue Feb18
Catalogue book number 280