Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Killing Freud: Twentieth Century Culture and the Death of Psychoanalysis” as Want to Read:
Killing Freud: Twentieth Century Culture and the Death of Psychoanalysis
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Killing Freud: Twentieth Century Culture and the Death of Psychoanalysis

3.16  ·  Rating Details ·  19 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
Killing Freud takes the reader on a journey through the 20th century, tracing the work and influence of one of its greatest icons, Sigmund Freud.

A devastating critique, Killing Freud ranges across the strange case of Anna O, the hysteria of Josef Breuer, the love of dogs, the Freud industry, the role of gossip and fiction, bad manners, pop psychology and French philosophy,
...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published September 19th 2006 by Bloomsbury Academic (first published December 13th 2003)
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 Killing Freud, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Killing Freud

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

Community Reviews

(showing 1-43)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Jafar
Aug 11, 2016 Jafar rated it liked it
My love-hate relationship with Freud. Wrong about so many things, but still one of my intellectual heroes. Can't quite get myself to kill him off. This book wasn't so good. I've read better critiques of the master.
Tom Busillo
I approached this book armed with a long-nagging suspicion that Freud was the greatest fraud of the 20th century and hoped this would be a book that clearly laid out the complete case for "Freud the fraud" that a layperson could understand.

Unfortunately, it wasn't, as the book appears to me to be aimed at an academic audience. It's largely comprised of pieces previously published in academic journals on discreet topics - as opposed to giving an A-Z, point-by-point examination of theories A thro
...more
Mazola1
May 13, 2008 Mazola1 rated it did not like it
An unbalanced look at Freud and psychoanalysis, the thesis of which is that psychoanalysis is dead and Freud was dishonest and almost always wrong. The book is poorly written, being full of long, intellectually pretentious passages and opaque sentences. Mostly, the author seems bitter and jealous, and the book is an impassioned and emotional rant rather than a reasoned analysis. While a dwarf standing on the shoulders of a giant may indeed see farther than the giant, it is also true that a blind ...more
Pete
Feb 17, 2009 Pete rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good analysis (sorry) of Freud's theories, the embellished "successes" (how does being in therapy for 60 years count as a win)and the seldom written about failures (the appalling case of Frink's suicide). Does suffer a bit from pretentious intellectuo-babble but no worse than Lacan or any of the others who have incorporated such ultimately preposterous concepts into their ideologies.
Musca
Musca rated it liked it
Jul 23, 2016
Nenowasian
Nenowasian rated it liked it
Jul 24, 2012
Sara
Sara rated it really liked it
Nov 21, 2015
Alfian
Alfian rated it it was amazing
May 04, 2012
Graham
Graham rated it liked it
Jun 09, 2009
Ardita Revita
Ardita Revita rated it did not like it
Mar 24, 2011
Richard Jones
Richard Jones rated it really liked it
Feb 13, 2013
Sator
Sator rated it it was amazing
Jul 31, 2013
Levis517
Levis517 rated it it was amazing
Mar 26, 2014
dumbq
dumbq rated it liked it
Aug 26, 2011
Winnicatt
Winnicatt rated it did not like it
Jun 01, 2016
Anton
Anton rated it liked it
Dec 26, 2011
V.
V. rated it did not like it
Apr 19, 2016
Achmad F Nurghani
Achmad F Nurghani rated it really liked it
Apr 18, 2011
Ruru Ghoshal
Jul 10, 2013 Ruru Ghoshal rated it it was amazing
I like this guy, Todd Dufresne. I like him.
Tom Morris
Tom Morris marked it as to-read
May 29, 2008
Georgmarie
Georgmarie marked it as to-read
Apr 14, 2009
Mike Finn
Mike Finn marked it as to-read
May 06, 2009
Efree
Efree marked it as to-read
Aug 11, 2010
Ariy Rizqi
Ariy Rizqi is currently reading it
Feb 17, 2011
William1
William1 marked it as to-read
Mar 24, 2011
Jasmine
Jasmine marked it as to-read
Mar 23, 2012
Ellen Snyder
Ellen Snyder is currently reading it
Apr 16, 2012
Avi
Avi marked it as to-read
Apr 19, 2012
Simux
Simux marked it as to-read
May 08, 2012
Anne
Anne marked it as to-read
Dec 15, 2012
Laila
Laila marked it as to-read
Mar 08, 2013
Jessica Maxwell
Jessica Maxwell marked it as to-read
Apr 09, 2013
Rebecca
Rebecca marked it as to-read
Sep 01, 2013
Peter
Peter added it
Nov 22, 2013
Simon Gros
Simon Gros marked it as to-read
Aug 25, 2014
Martin
Martin marked it as to-read
Dec 27, 2014
Luciano Bongiovanni
Luciano Bongiovanni marked it as to-read
Feb 03, 2015
Pamela
Pamela marked it as to-read
Mar 03, 2015
Alley
Alley marked it as to-read
Mar 07, 2015
Fakhri Hujaz
Fakhri Hujaz marked it as to-read
Sep 15, 2015
Ron
Ron marked it as to-read
Aug 24, 2016
BookDB
BookDB marked it as to-read
Oct 24, 2016
Euler Alves
Euler Alves marked it as to-read
Oct 26, 2016
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »

Share This Book