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Sigmund Freud: Essays and Papers (riverrun editions) [9781787479326]

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'Freud the writer is what Joan Riviere so elegantly presents to the English-Language reader'
Lisa Appignanesi from her preface to Sigmund Freud: Essays and Papers

This collection focuses in on the set of Riviere's translations that made up the first library of Freud in English. Including his papers on metapsychology, applied psychoanalysis and technique, and within those broader categories are subjects as diverse as narcissism, love, paranoia and homosexuality. Riviere's great understanding of Freud's work is evident as we see his engrossingly direct arguments - the style that distinguished him from academics of his day - take shape in her talented translations. We are presented with Freud's various guises, both an essayist and master storyteller he brings to life the vagaries of his patients.

Riviere was a major player in disseminating psychoanalysis into English, 'no less than the man she translated is she a figure to be hidden from history', in this collection the translator and the scientist come together in a rich, engrossing brew.


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Sigmund Freud (1856 - 1939) was born in Austria before his family moved to Leipzig and later settled in Vienna. His is widely regarded as the founder of psychoanalysis and one of the most controversial thinkers of the 20th Century.

Lisa Appignanesi
is the author of Mad, Bad and Sad: A History of Women and the Mind Doctors, and Freud's Women (with John Forrester), alongside many other books. She was Chair of the Freud Museum London, President of English PEN and is currently Chair of the Royal Society of Literature. She was appointed OBE in 2013.

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12-Nov-2020
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320
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