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Leonardo Da Vinci and a Memory of His Childhood

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ISBN-10: 0393001490

ISBN-13: 9780393001495

Edition: N/A

Authors: Sigmund Freud, James Strachey, Alan Tyson, Peter Gay

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A detailed reconstruction of Leonardo's emotional life from his earliest years, it represents Freud's first sustained venture into biography from a psychoanalytic perspective, and also his effort to trace one route that homosexual development can take.
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Book details

List price: $15.95
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/17/1990
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 144
Size: 5.30" wide x 7.80" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.198
Language: English

Sigmund Freud was the founder of psychoanalysis, simultaneously a theory of personality, a therapy, and an intellectual movement. He was born into a middle-class Jewish family in Freiburg, Moravia, now part of Czechoslovakia, but then a city in the Austro-Hungarian Empire. At the age of 4, he moved to Vienna, where he spent nearly his entire life. In 1873 he entered the medical school at the University of Vienna and spent the following eight years pursuing a wide range of studies, including philosophy, in addition to the medical curriculum. After graduating, he worked in several clinics and went to Paris to study under Jean-Martin Charcot, a neurologist who used hypnosis to treat the…    

Alan Tyson was a Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford.

Peter Gay lives in New York City and Connecticut.