Subjects Freshman Year Reading African American Studies African Studies American Studies Anthropology Art, Film, Music and Architecture Asian Studies Business and Economics Criminology Education Environmental Studies Foreign Language Instructional Materials Gender Studies History Irish Studies Jewish Studies Latin American & Caribbean Studies Law and Legal Studies Literature and Drama Literature in Spanish Media Issues, Journalism and Communication Middle East Studies Native American Studies Philosophy Political Science Psychology Reference Religion Russian and Eastern European Studies Science and Mathematics Sociology Study Aids


E-Newsletters: Click here to be notified of new titles in your field
Click here to request Desk/Exam copies
Freshman Year Reading
View Our Award Winners
Click here to view our Catalogs
Freud for Beginners

Freud for Beginners

Upgrade to the Flash 9 viewer for enhanced content, including the ability to browse & search through your favorite titles.
Click here to learn more!

Order Exam Copy
E-Mail this Page Print this Page
Add This - Freud for Beginners

Written by Richard AppignanesiAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Richard Appignanesi and Oscar ZarateAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Oscar Zarate

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
  •  
  • Publisher: Pantheon
  • On Sale: July 15, 2003
  • Price: $14.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-375-71460-3 (0-375-71460-X)
about this book

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.