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Published: 11 April 2013

176 Pages


ISBN: 9780199639861

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A Case of Hysteria


Sigmund Freud
Anthea Bell and Ritchie Robertson

Oxford World's Classics

  • A new translation of one of Freud's most important and intriguing texts, by Britain's leading translator of German literature.
  • A Case of Hysteria combines rare insight into Freud's treatment of patients with a striking story of adultery, family tensions, and emotional conflict with all the elements of a modern novel.
  • Ritchie Robertson's fascinating introduction sets the work in its biographical, historical, and intellectual context and offers a close analysis which sheds light on the preconceptions and prejudices Freud brought to the case, and incorporates the findings of recent scholarship on the real person whom Freud called 'Dora'.
  • By its critical examination, the introduction offers material with which to weigh up the strengths and weaknesses of Freud's method of psychoanalysis.
  • Explanatory notes elucidate the literary and critical allusions that Freud worked into his text.
  • Up-to-date bibliography helps the reader to explore further.

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