"Intellectual essays that represent the critical works of scholars well versed in both Freud and his literary and intellectual pursuits. --Bookwatch
Perhaps nothing is more revealing about a person than what he or she reads. In 1938, when Freud was forced by the Nazis to flee Vienna, he brought with him to London a large portion of his annotated personal library. This book is a guided tour of his collection. Specialists from a wide range of disciplines - from the history of medicine to literary scholarship, and the history of classical scholarship - spent two months working on questions raised by Freud's reading and his library at the Freud Museum in London. These specialists are joined here by internationally renowned scholars such as Ned Lukatchcr, Harold P. Blum and Michael Molnar, to apply a wide range of critical approachcs, from depth psychoanalysis to cultural analysis. Together, they present a detailed look at the implications of how and what Freud read, including the major sources he used for his work.