Synopses & Reviews
is a graphic novel account of the first steps,and#160;errors, and frustrations of Sigmund Freudandrsquo;s career,and#160;which would lead to the foundation of a revolutionary newand#160;clinical therapy: psychoanalysis. The book traces Freudandrsquo;sand#160;early training in neurological research and medicine;and#160;the crucial turning-point of his studies with Jean-Martinand#160;Charcot at La Salpandecirc;triandegrave;re; and his establishment of aand#160;therapeutic practice in Vienna.and#160;
Perfectly matching textand#160;and illustrations, Hysteria recounts Freudandrsquo;s interest inand#160;his colleague Josef Breuerandrsquo;s andquot;Anna Oandquot; case study, as welland#160;as giving an account of his own case histories of hysteria,and#160;particularly the treatment of Frandauml;ulein Elisabeth von R. Theand#160;studies brought to life in this authoritative, beautifullyand#160;illustrated graphic novel are collected in Freud and Breuerandrsquo;sand#160;co-authored Studies in Hysteria, which marked the birth ofand#160;psychoanalysis.
Freud for Beginners explains everything you need to know about psychoanalysis--super-egos, egos, ids, neurosis, psychosis, hysteria, dreams, the unconscious, sexuality--and about the man who (with some help from The Rat Man, Anna O., and Little Hans) revolutionized our attitudes toward mental illness, religion, sex, and culture.
"Freud for Beginners" explains everything readers need to know about psychoanalysis--super-egos, egos, ids, neurosis, psychosis, hysteria, dreams, the unconscious, sexuality--and about the man who revolutionized attitudes toward mental illness, religion, sex, and culture.
The Beginner Books -- "Their cartoon format and irreverent wit make difficult ideas accessible and entertaining." -- Newsday
Everything you need to know about neurosis, libido, ego, and id -- but somehow it slipped your mind.
Freud for Beginners is a perfect introduction to the life and thought of the man whose discovery of psychoanalysis revolutionized our attitudes towards mental illness, religion, sex, and culture. This documentary cartoon book plunges us into the world of late-nineteenth-century Vienna in which Freud grew up. We explore his early background in science, his work as a therapist, his encounter with cocaine, and his theories on the unconscious, dreams, the Oedipus Complex, and sexuality.
We meet his family, his friend and enemies, and his patients -- The Rat Man, Anna O., Little Hans -- and we get an insider's view as the psychoanalytic movement is launched. The zany art and probing text do an extraordinary job of simplifying Freud without trivializing him.
An Analysis of a Case of Hysteria, often referred to as andldquo;Dora,andrdquo; is one of Sigmund Freudandrsquo;s most influential case studies. Focusing on the psychoanalystandrsquo;s investigation of the emotional life of a suicidal 18-year-old, it offers a fascinating insight into his methods of working and interpretation. Freudandrsquo;s analysis of the patient, who he refers to as Dora, leads him to uncover a remarkably troubled and conflict-ridden family history. In Hysteria, Richard Appignanesi and Oscar Zarate bring to life this landmark of psychoanalysis, capturing the gripping story of a deeply troubled but fascinating patient. This beautifully drawn guide shows Freud developing his theory of dream interpretation, combining it with his studies of hysteria and sexual development, to create one of the most influential and remarkable works of psychoanalysis ever committed to paper.
About the Author
is an award-winning graphic novelist. His books include A Small Killing
(with Alan Moore), Itandrsquo;s Dark in London
, and The Park
. He lives in London.
Richard Appignanesi originated the For Beginners... series. His own bestselling titles for that series include Freud and Existentialism, both illustrated by Oscar Zarate. He also edited the Manga Shakespeare series. He lives in London.