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Freud: A Very Short Introduction

Freud: A Very Short Introduction
Author: Anthony Storr
ISBN 13: 9780192854551
ISBN 10: 192854550
Edition: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication Date: 2001-06-28
Format: Paperback
Pages: 176
List Price: $11.95

Sigmund Freud, the founder of psychoanalysis, developed a totally new way of looking at human nature. Only now, with the hindsight of the half-century since his death, can we assess his true legacy to current thought. As an experienced psychiatrist himself, Anthony Storr offers a lucid and objective look at Freud's major theories, evaluating whether they have stood the test of time, and in the process examines Freud himself in light of his own ideas. An excellent introduction to Freud's work, this book will appeal to all those broadly curious about psychoanalysis, psychology, and sociology.

(The Observer) - D. M. Thomas

Storr's brief, elegant, and interesting book coolly surveys what we might term the house of Freud and finds almost everything flawed...yet he does not dispute that the builder of the shaky house was a genius.