Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “The Wolfman and Other Cases” as Want to Read:
The Wolfman and Other Cases
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

The Wolfman and Other Cases

3.72  ·  Rating Details ·  233 Ratings  ·  11 Reviews
When a disturbed young Russian man came to Freud for treatment, the analysis of his childhood neuroses—most notably a dream about wolves outside his bedroom window—eventually revealed a deep-seated trauma. It took more than four years to treat him, and "The Wolfman" became one of Freud's most famous cases. This volume also contains the case histories of a boy's fear of ...more
Paperback, 384 pages
Published June 24th 2003 by Penguin Classics (first published January 1st 1918)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about The Wolfman and Other Cases, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about The Wolfman and Other Cases

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Jun 30, 2014 Abraão rated it really liked it
Valendo-se de mais falas do paciente num caso - ou casos - bem delineados, Freud utiliza sua proposição teórica para explicar inicialmente dois casos - que aparentemente são muito famosos: o caso do pequeno Hans - Ratman - e o Wolfman. Como li em inglês não sei exatamente como foi traduzido. Mas se encontra no volume 10, das obras completas da Imago.
Sugiro fortemente a leitura dos outros trabalhos iniciais, já que este é aplicado e o conhecimento básico da hipótese explicativa - ainda se valendo
Jilly Gagnon
May 19, 2009 Jilly Gagnon rated it liked it
Definitely interesting, if for no other reason than seeing Freud's incredible hubris in action is something else.

Would have loved more case-history, less "this is why i'm right, see!!!!" and/or a bit of background to help unravel Freud's self-love (not THAT variety, though he'd be happy to discuss it with you...)
Dec 08, 2016 Scott rated it liked it
Whatever else you say about Freud, he's usually an interesting writer and that's certainly true here as he describes the cases of three patients that he treated. The way in which he applies his theories to the patient's symptoms is fascinating, though it sometimes seems a bit of a stretch.
My interest and understanding seemed to go down as the page numbers ticked up in this book. Either I don't know enough about psychoanalysis and Freud's theories or he makes some ambitious leaps analytically bolstered by the confidence of hindsight. What at first appeared somewhat logical became belaboringly muddled and complicated to me in most of his case notes. Does one take much more from these cases other than repression may lead to neuroses which manifest in wonderfully convoluted, ...more
Nov 21, 2008 Lupe rated it it was ok
This book will make you understand why Freud was and still is a controversial figure in Psychology. I found this book shed light on how Freud formed some of his wacky theories on personality development. Unfortunately, he failed to test his own personality development theory enough and the theory is now considered invalid. Never the less, the cases described in the book are still entertaining to say the least. By the end I felt like I had read a dirty comic book.
Apr 05, 2007 Marissa rated it liked it
Shelves: thepast, nonfiction
Love him or hate him, you have to admit: Freud was an interesting cat. And damned if he didn't meet some interesting people on his journeys through the subconscious. This is like a travelogue of some of his most curious encounters. I wrote a paper for a Bert Cohler class about "Phobia in a Five-Year-Old-Boy" (pp. 1-122) and Bruno Bettelheim's The Uses of Enchantmentcalled "Bedtime for Little Hans".

Well, I thought it was funny.
Mar 24, 2013 Thomas rated it really liked it
Shelves: non-fiction
Wonderful stuff. A great demonstration of Freud's method in action, and skilfully written. It reads more like Gothic Horror than science. But then, these days it's best to view Freud in literary terms rather than scientific - after all, isn't psychoanalysis best seen as a way of telling stories about our own minds?
Aug 07, 2009 Anthony rated it really liked it
Shelves: psychology-etc
read this famous "history of an infantile neurosis" in v.17 of the standard edition of the complete psychological works of SF along with a handful of shorter works including "the 'uncanny'" (essay on aesthetics), "a child is being beaten" (essay on masochism) and an interesting essay that analyzes an episode from goethe's "dichtung und wahrheit"
Apr 17, 2016 Ying rated it it was ok
i read 100 straight pages about dicks!!! i think freud was projecting his own nascent homosexuality onto his diagnosis of the patient
Bahman rated it really liked it
May 31, 2007
Giordano rated it really liked it
May 31, 2013
Abby rated it liked it
May 03, 2015
the wolf man was a fag
Phil rated it really liked it
Nov 28, 2011
Marina rated it it was amazing
Aug 03, 2014
tyler rated it did not like it
Jan 17, 2014
Secil rated it it was amazing
Nov 30, 2013
Kenyon rated it really liked it
Apr 19, 2011
Ellyce rated it did not like it
Oct 03, 2014
Maggie rated it really liked it
Dec 06, 2012
Bellarmin rated it it was amazing
Jan 12, 2014
Peter rated it it was amazing
Nov 19, 2007
Valerie rated it liked it
Sep 26, 2011
Jared Alford
Jared Alford rated it liked it
May 22, 2012
Jeremy rated it really liked it
Jan 11, 2012
Sütő Sándor
Sütő Sándor rated it really liked it
Nov 03, 2015
David Manier
David Manier rated it really liked it
Jan 19, 2012
Nathalie Sado Nisinson
Nathalie Sado Nisinson rated it did not like it
Jan 02, 2016
Ryan rated it liked it
May 25, 2012
Yehuda rated it really liked it
Apr 27, 2009
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
  • The Ethics of Psychoanalysis 1959-1960 (Seminar of Jacques Lacan)
  • Freud and Man's Soul: An Important Re-Interpretation of Freudian Theory
  • Psychoanalysis And Feminism: A Radical Reassessment Of Freudian Psychoanalysis
  • This Incredible Need to Believe
  • Freud
  • Psychotherapy and Existentialism: Selected Papers on Logotherapy
  • Jacques Lacan
  • The Purloined Poe: Lacan, Derrida, and Psychoanalytic Reading
  • Conditioned Reflexes
  • The Metastases of Enjoyment: On Women and Casuality
  • Exploring Happiness: From Aristotle to Brain Science
  • Reading Capital
  • The Language and Thought of the Child
  • Freud and Beyond: A History of Modern Psychoanalytic Thought
  • Freud: A Life for Our Time
  • The Story of Psychology
  • A Clinical Introduction to Lacanian Psychoanalysis: Theory and Technique
  • Wittgenstein's Antiphilosophy
Freud was an Austrian neurologist and the founder of psychoanalysis, who created an entirely new approach to the understanding of the human personality. He is regarded as one of the most influential - and controversial - minds of the 20th century.

Sigismund (later changed to Sigmund) Freud was born on 6 May 1856 in Freiberg, Moravia (now Pribor in the Czech Republic). His father was a merchant. The
More about Sigmund Freud...

Share This Book