By Jean-Michel Quinodoz
Winner of the 2010 Sigourney Award!
Reading Freud presents an obtainable define of the complete of Freud's paintings from Studies in Hysteria via to An define of Psycho-Analysis. It succeeds in expressing even the main advanced of Freud's theories in transparent and easy language when keeping off over-simplification.
Each bankruptcy concentrates on somebody textual content and comprises worthy historical past details, appropriate biographical and old info, descriptions of Post-Freudian advancements and a chronology of Freud's ideas. via placing each one textual content into the context of Freud's existence and paintings as a complete, Jean-Michel Quinodoz manages to supply an summary that's chronological, correlative and interactive. Texts mentioned include:
- The Interpretation of Dreams
- The 'Uncanny'
- Civilisation and its Discontents'
The transparent presentation, with general summaries of the tips raised, encourages the reader to completely have interaction with the texts awarded and achieve a radical knowing of every textual content within the context of its historical past and impression at the improvement of psychoanalysis.
Drawing on his broad event as a clinician and a instructor of psychoanalysis, Jean-Michel Quinodoz has produced a uniquely complete presentation of Freud's paintings with a view to be of serious worth to somebody learning Freud and Psychoanalysis.