Freud: A Life for Our Time

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W. W. Norton & Company, 1998 - Biography & Autobiography - 810 pages
"A magisterial contribution to the history of ideas" (J. Anthony Lukas), this "remarkable biography . . . briskly traces the story of Freud's life and education, deftly weaving the familiar narrative with a style that makes it seem fresh and lively" ("Chicago Tribune"). Photos.
 

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Contents

O N E A Greed for Knowledge
3
FOOD FOR MEMORIES 4 THE LURE OF RESEARCH 22 FREUD
37
Two The Theory in the Making
55
A NECESSARY FRIEND AND ENEMY 55 HYSTERICS PROJECTS AND
87
THREE Psychoanalysis
103
THE SECRET OF DREAMS 104 A PSYCHOLOGY FOR PSYCHOLOGISTS
117
A PROGRESS 132 A MAP FOR SEX
142
FOUR Sketch of an Embattled Founder
153
EIGHT Aggressions
361
COMPREHENSIVE AND MOMENTOUS THINGS 361 UNEASY PEACE
374
EXPERIENCE AND THEORY 390 EROS EGO AND THEIR ENE
408
NINE Death against Life 417
417
INTIMATIONS OF MORTALITY 417 ANNA 428 THE PRICE OF POP
459
TEN Flickering Lights on Dark Continents
470
RANK AND THE CONSEQUENCES 470 DOCTORS DILEMMAS
489
WOMAN THE DARK CONTINENT
501

AT FIFTY 153 PLEASURES OF THE SENSES 162 THE WEDNESDAY PSY
179
THE CROWN PRINCE 197 AMERICAN INTERLUDE 206 VIENNA
225
Six Therapy and Technique
244
A PROBLEMATIC DEBUT 246 TWO CLASSIC LESSONS 255 IN HIS
292
SEVEN Applications and Implications
306
MATTERS OF TASTE 306 FOUNDATIONS OF SOCIETY 324 MAPPING
342
ELEVEN Human Nature at Work
523
THE HUMAN PREDICAMENT
571
Abbreviations
653
Bibliographical Essay
741
Acknowledgments
781
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Peter Gay lives in New York City and Connecticut.

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