Freud: A Life for Our Time

Freud: A Life for Our Time Review

Norton celebrates the 150th anniversary of Freud’s birth by reissuing Peter Gay’s best-selling biography, featuring a new introduction....

Title:Freud: A Life for Our Time
Edition Language:English

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  • Shane Avery

    Brilliant biography of Freud (probably the best since Ernest Jones’s three v. effort). Heavy emphasis on ideas, especially within the nineteenth century context (both bourgeois Vienna & 19th c. scie...

  • Cat

    Disagree with two of the reviewers below: Gay is not unbearly biased in favor of Freud, book is not too much for casual dabblers in the subject. First, one could hardly expect a six hundred page biogr...

  • Alex Kurtagic

    While Ernest Jones' three-volume hagiography was sycophantic and defensive, with his own 1988 effort Peter Gay took derrière-licking to a whole new level—just in case you didn't think it possible a...

  • Scott

    This book is good both as a biography and a presentation of Freud's ideas - in fact, Gay seems much more interested in Freud's thinking than he does in Freud's life. Though with Freud, that might be t...

  • Hctor

    IRONÍA ... la salud de Freud hacía frente a la tensión con valentía; se veía sin embargo condenado a la pasividad, que él detestaba. Para pasar el tiempo, mientras aguardaba que los nuevos dueñ...

  • Steven Peterson

    A pretty solid edited volume of the works of Freud. At the outset? A brief biography of Freud. The selection of Freud's works begins with a section entitled "The Making of a Psychoanalyst." Next "Clas...

  • Teri Temme

    Stupendous! A little less about psychology than I wanted. But a masterpiece nonetheless. From someone basically unfamiliar with Freud this book was as awesome introduction....

  • Tom Coates

    Amazing biography of Freud. Really genuinely deep and well-written portrait of an important man's life and work....

  • Richard Bartholomew

    Gay's doorstopper is an unexpectedly accessible account of Freud's life and works, in which narrative progression is deftly blended with thematic discussions of Freud's ideas and publications as well ...

  • Brbara Bufrem

    Esse livro me fez repensar a direção que quero dar para a minha vida e a noção de tempo. Freud se formou tarde na faculdade, clinicava muitas horas por dia, realizava diariamente as pesquisas que ...