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Sigmund Freud

4.17 of 5 stars 4.17  ·  rating details  ·  109 ratings  ·  4 reviews
"One genius takes on another."

Bursting defiantly and gleefully beyond the bounds of orthodox biography, Sigmund Freud is a wildly humorous exercise in bending, stretching and speculating on the activities of the so-called Father of Psychoanalysis. Ralph Steadman wields his shrewd wit and fierce pen to highlight the movements of Freud's life and career, from early childhood
Paperback, 118 pages
Published August 1st 2006 by Firefly Books (first published January 1st 1979)
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This was spectacular - though short. I read it in one evening at a diner, while constantly annoying whomever was sitting next to me at the counter about it.

There are two huge points that make this book awesome:
1) Written and Illustrated by Ralph Steadman, who is most famous for is illustrations for Hunter S. Thompson books, but who is also a private scholar of Freud's work.

2) The book is about Freud's life, but in the context of a little-known book of the psychologist's - "The Psychopathology of
A lot more fun that I would have expected from a book about Freud - wonderful artwork a bonus!
Jay Daze
The splatter ID of Steadman is well suited to Freud's thought on humour and his dry jokes.
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Ralph Steadman (born Wallasey, May 15, 1936) is a British cartoonist and caricaturist.

Born in Wallasey, Cheshire, and brought up in Towyn, North Wales, Steadman attended Ysgol Emrys Ap Iwan (high school), Abergele, East Ham Technical College and the London College of Printing and Graphic Arts during the 1960s, doing freelance work for Punch, Private Eye, the Daily Telegraph, The New York Times and
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