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    Description"One genius takes on another." Bursting defiantly and gleefully beyond the bounds of orthodox biography, Sigmund Freud is a wildly humorous exercise in bending, stretching and speculating on the activities of the so-called Father of Psychoanalysis. Ralph Steadman wields his shrewd wit and fierce pen to highlight the movements of Freud's life and career, from early childhood to the moment of death. But there's a twist. Through a masterful interplay of text and illustration, each scene is transformed into a ""joking situation,"" which the artist hilariously examines according to the techniques discussed by Freud himself in his 1905 book, "Jokes and Their Relation to the Unconscious." The result is a fantastic Freudian festival of visual and verbal puns, unexpected insights, and sheer intellectual enjoyment. Originally published in hardcover in 1979, released in paperback in 1997, and now back in print, Sigmund Freud is superbly illustrated with more than 50 major drawings and 25 vignettes. It remains one of the most original illustrated books of our times and a Ralph Steadman classic.


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    Title
    Sigmund Freud
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ralph Steadman
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 120
    Width: 260 mm
    Height: 304 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 771 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781552091746
    ISBN 10: 1552091740
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.0
    BIC subject category V2: BG
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    BIC subject category V2: MMJT
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15700
    BISAC V2.8: PSY026000
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 03
    BISAC V2.8: HUM001000
    B&T Approval Code: A12423000
    BISAC V2.8: BIO015000
    DC22: 150.1952092
    BISAC V2.8: HUM000000
    LC subject heading:
    Edition
    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Illustrations note
    75 b&w illustrations
    Publisher
    FIREFLY BOOKS LTD
    Imprint name
    FIREFLY BOOKS LTD
    Publication date
    19 October 2006
    Publication City/Country
    Ontario
    Author Information
    Ralph Steadman has been a cartoonist since 1956, starting as a caustic observer of Britain's political and social scene. He is well known as the illustrator of Hunter S. Thompson's "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas." Steadman's work appears regularly in newspapers and magazines, including "Rolling Stone" and the "Atlantic Monthly," and his many published books include "Tales of the Weirrd" and "Alice in Wonderland."
    Review quote
    Strangely compelling....In typical Steadman style the drawings go beyond a normal perception of an idea and leap ahead into the bizarre mindscape where Steadman's artwork takes on a life of its own.--Terry Peters"North Shore News" (03/09/2007)
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