The new Penguin Freud, under Adam Phillips' general editorship, offers a fantastic opportunity to see Freud in a fresh light.
This endlessly beguiling, suggestive, thought-provoking writer can be appreciated nowhere more vividly than in The Case Histories: 'Little Hans', 'The Rat Man', 'The Wolf Man' and 'Some Character Types Met within Psychoanalytic Work.'
Sigmund Freud was born in 1856 and died in exile in London in 1939. As a writer and doctor he remains one of the great voices of the modern era.
Analysis of a phobia in a five-year-old boy ("Little Hans"): introduction; case history and analysis; epicrisis; postscript to the analysis of Little Hans. Some remarks on a case of obsessive-compulsive neurosis (the "Ratman"): case history; theoretical remarks. From the history of an infantile neurosis (the "Wolfman"): preliminary remarks; survey of the patient's milieu and medical history; seduction and its immediate consequences; the dream and the primal scene; some matters for discussion; obsessive-compulsive neurosis; anal eroticism and the castration complex; supplementary material from earliest childhood - solution; recapitulations and problems. Some character types encountered in psychoanalytic work: exceptions; those who founder on success; criminals who act out of a consciousness of guilt.