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A gentle introduction to Freud
on 20 June 2003
A comic book style is a great way to introduce complex subjects.
But with Freud it doesn't seem to work all that well as it tends to take a swipe at Freud and his ideas.
The book tends to gloss over his work and concentrate on the man and his lifestyle. However Freud was then in the early 20th Century a controversial figure and remains so even now 64 years after his death. The charts his work with Charcot, his use and abandoment of hypnosis, the development of his infamous psychoanaylsis, his use of cocaine, his frequent affairs and his infamous falling out with his prodigy Carl Jung on the boat to lecture in America.
The books strengths are its drawings, the caricurtures of the central character and his work particulary his ideas on child developnment all very amusing.
Overall a good starting point for anyone considering doing psychology or psychotherapy as Freud's ideas are still influential to this day in those fields especially in America.