Readership: Undergraduate students of psychology, the social sciences, history of ideas, literature, film studies and the general reader.
"is fascinating and endlessly entertaining" - John Banville 23/11/2000
"Joyce Crick's clear, clean and pure re-translation" - john Banville The Irish Times 18/11/2000
"'The link between psychoanalysis and the arts is endlessly fascinating, and there is no better place to start exploring it than Joyce Crick's fresh translation. Crick returns to Freud's original edition - before he added the edifice of sexual symbols (towers and staircases) which have been fodder for a century of shrink-bashers - and sweeps away the archaic technical terms used in James Strachey's standard version. She returns Freud to the lay reader as, above all, a brilliant writer: profound, accessible, elegant, his case histories as compelling as fiction, the conviction of his vision a pleasure and a provocation.'" - Financial Times