Recollecting Freud

Recollecting Freud

By: Isidor Sadger (author), Johanna Micaela Jacobsen (translator), Alan Dundes (contributor)Paperback

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This eyewitness account by one of Sigmund Freud's earliest students has been rediscovered for twenty-first-century readers. Isidor Sadger's recollections provide a unique window into the early days of the psychoanalytic movement and also illuminate Freud's own struggles: his delight in wit, his attitudes toward Judaism, and his strong opinions concerning lay, nonmedical psychoanalysts. As a student, Sadger attended Freud's lectures from 1895 through 1904. Although Sadger was not part of Freud's inner circle, he was a participant observer of Freud's early years as teacher, therapist, and clinician. In 1930, Sadger published the biography Sigmund Freud: Persoenliche Erinnerungen, but with the rise of Nazism and World War II, the book was almost lost to the world of psychoanalytic history. Recollecting Freud is a long-lost personal account that provides invaluable insights into Freud and his social, cultural, and intellectual context.

About Author

Isidor Isaak Sadger (1867-1942), a Viennese neurologist, was one of Freud's earliest and most devoted students. Alan Dundes (1934-2005), was professor of anthropology and folklore at the University of California, Berkeley, USA and published ten books with the University of Wisconsin Press, including Parsing Through Customs: Essays by a Freudian Folklorist; The Vampire: A Casebook; The Blood Libel Legend; and Cinderella: A Casebook. Johanna Micaela Jacobsen is completing her Ph.D. in Folklore and Folklife at the University of Pennsylvania and pursuing her research interests in the history of folkloristics in Germany.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780299211042
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 196
  • ID: 9780299211042
  • ISBN10: 0299211045

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