Freud A Life for Our Time

ISBN-10: 0393328619

ISBN-13: 9780393328615

Edition: 2006

Authors: Peter Gay

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Norton celebrates the 150th anniversary of Freud's birth by reissuing Peter Gay's best-selling biography, featuring a new introduction. A New York Times bestseller, this is the most highly regarded biography of Freud ever written. To read this book is to enter the world of Sigmund Freud as never before: his family, his city, his professional struggles, his long fruitful and embattled life. Drawing on a vast store of unpublished documents, including hundreds of hitherto unknown or inaccessible letters, Peter Gay deals frankly with the controversies that have long swirled around Freud's impassioned friendships, his love life, and his theoretical innovations which, as Freud himself put it, agitated the sleep of mankind. 72 illustrations.
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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/17/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 864
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.640
Language: English

Peter Gay lives in New York City and Connecticut.

Foreword to the Norton Paperback Edition
Preface
A Greed for Knowledge
Food for Memories
The Lure of Research
Freud in Love
A Necessary Friend- and Enemy
The Theory in the Making
Hysterics, Projects, and Embarrassments
Self-Analysis
Psychoanalysis
The Secret of Dreams
A Psychology for Psychologists
From Rome to Vienna: a Progress
A Map for Sexuality
Sketch of an Embattled Founder
At Fifty
Pleasures of the Senses
The Wednesday Psychological Society
The Foreigners
Psychoanalytic Politics
Jung: the Crown Prince
American Interlude
Vienna Versus Zurich
Jung: the Enemy
Therapy and Technique
A Problematic Debut
Two Classic Lessons
In His Own Cause: Leonardo, Schreber, Fliess
In His Own Cause: the Politics of the Wolf Man
A Handbook for Technicians
Matters of Taste
Applications and Implications
Foundations of Society
Mapping the Mind
The End of Europe
Aggressions
Comprehensive and Momentous Things
Uneasy Peace
Death: Experience and Theory
Eros, Ego, and Their Enemies
Death Against Life
Intimations of Mortality
Anna
The Price of Popularity
Vitality: the Berlin Spirit
Flickering Lights on Dark Continents
Rank and the Consequences
Doctors' Dilemmas
Woman, the Dark Continent
Against Illusions
Human Nature at Work
Civilization: the Human Predicament
The Ugly Americans
Trophies and Obituaries
To Die in Freedom
The Politics of Disaster
Defiance as Identity
Finis Austriae
Death of a Stoic
Abbreviations
Notes
Bibliographical Essay
Acknowledgments
Index
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