Freud : An Introduction to His Life and Work

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Many of Freud's views were forged out of a reflection on his own experience. It follows that an adequate understanding of the man and his work can be reached only by studying both aspects in conjunction with one another. Drawing upon both published anshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 332 pages
  • 152 x 224 x 30mm | 539.78g
  • Polity Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 074560014X
  • 9780745600147

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a There is something new here... Isbister has attempted a synthesis of where we stand in Freud scholarship after the latest wave of revisionism. As a summing up of this wave, it is of great value.a Michael Ignatieff a Isbistera s book is like an oasis in the desert. He intelligently avoids one sidedness and partiality. He goes beyond any prejudice and achieves, globally an objective, balanced perception.a Pablo Martinez, Christian Arena a There is a quality of freshness and tempered enthusiasm in his writing which, ... makes for enjoyable reading; ... Isbister correlates the life and the work in ways that are interesting and sometimes illuminating.a Times Literary Supplement a This brilliant and clearly written book provides a highly accessible introduction to Freud, the father of psycho--analysis.a The Guardian Pressshow more

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