By (author) Corinne Maier, By (author) Anne Simon

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  • Publisher: Nobrow Ltd
  • Format: Hardback | 65 pages
  • Dimensions: 226mm x 292mm x 14mm | 460g
  • Publication date: 15 October 2013
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1907704736
  • ISBN 13: 9781907704734
  • Illustrations note: Fully Illustrated Throughout in Full Colours
  • Sales rank: 76,791

Product description

As a boy Sigmund Freud dreamed of being an explorer, of discovering new lands and sailing the oceans. As an adult he set out to map a far stranger territory: the human mind.This stunning graphic novel by economist, historian, and psychoanalyst Corrine Maier explores the life and work of one of the twentieth century's most influential thinkers. "Freud" is the perfect introduction to the man's genius, his life, and his struggles with a revolutionary and divisive approach to the mind and its inner workings. Anne Simon spins this unique and captivating story into a seamless whirl of image and text, worthy of the master of psychoanalysis' most extraordinary cases.Corinne Maier was born in 1963 in Geneva. As a writer, economist, historian, and psychoanalyst, she has produced around fifteen nonfiction books on subjects like psychoanalysis, society, history, and humor. Though at first her interests seem diffuse, she tirelessly seeks out the common links between them. Her books are bestsellers in France and have been translated into many languages.Her recent writings have centered on work, family, and the nation. Hailed as a counter-culture heroine by the "New York Times," she proudly embraces her independence from any club, scientific society, or political party and celebrates her absence from anyone's payroll.

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Author information

Anne Simon was born in 1980 in France. She studies in the Beaux-Arts in Angouleme, and then in the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Arts Decoratifs in Paris, one of the most prestigious art schools in France. In 2004, she received the "New Talent" prize at the Angouleme festival, and she releases her first comic book "Persephone in the Underworld" in 2006. Corinne Maier was born in 1963 in Geneva. As a writer, economist, historian and psychoanalyst, she has produced around 15 non-fiction books on subjects like psychoanalysis, society, history and humor. Though at first her interests seem diffuse, she finds the common links between them. Her books are bestsellers in her native France and some (such as Hello Laziness) have been translated into several languages. Her recent work has centered on work, family and the nation. Hailed as a counter-culture heroine by the New York Times, she proudly acknowledges not being a member of any club, scientific society or political party and not being on anyone's payroll.

Review quote

"In recent years, the comic book genre has been applied to a wealth of graphic nonfiction for grownups, ranging from famous biographies to philosophy, but nowhere does the genre shine more exquisitely than in Freud -- a magnificent biography-as-graphic-novel of the founding father of psychoanalysis" --Brain Pickings "Deftly told, Maier and Simon play endlessly with the medium in a very restrained way, allowing the idiosyncrasies of Freud's life to dominate."--Comic Book Resources "Freud gets the comic biography treatment in this smart, illustrated book -- and we've never seen such a cool, um, "analysis."" --Bustle "The books' scripts are breezy and considered, and deliver insight into both thinkers' theories and personal lives without expanding on a personal agenda. Maier weaves an intricate web that is deceptively plain but clearly shows how the protagonists' theories often flowed from personal conflicts in their daily lives. [...] intriguing ideas get the chance to shine and embed themselves in the reader's mind [...] The cheerful and even flirtatious drawings from French illustrator Anne Simon are a perfect match for this breezy but intriguing introduction to these great thinkers. [...] Her skill at layering a comic page with mischievous constructions is unparalleled and is never detrimental to its reading. [...] Simon and Maier have produced an easy accessible biography series in Freud and Marx that is equally informative and playful. I can only hope that there are more books in the works for this series." --Broken Frontier

Back cover copy

This is the sotry of one of the most important figures of the twentieth century, Sigmund Freud. Masterfully distilled, beautifully illustrated and humourously recounted by Maier and Simon, this book is a necessary and entertaining introduction to the genius of Freud.