This is the second volume in Brett Kahr's 'Interviews with Icons' series, following on from Tea with Winnicott. Professor Kahr, himself a highly regarded psychoanalyst, turns his attention to the work of the father of psychoanalysis. The book is lavishly illustrated by Alison Bechdel, winner of the MacArthur Foundation 'Genius' Award.Sigmund Freud pays another visit to Vienna's renowned Cafe Landtmann, where he had often enjoyed reading newspapers and sipping coffee. Freud explains how he came to invent psychoanalysis, speaks bluntly about his feelings of betrayal by Carl Gustav Jung, recounts his flight from the Nazis, and so much more, all the while explaining his theories of symptom formation and psychosexuality.Framed as a 'posthumous interview', the book serves as the perfect introduction to the work of Freud while examining the context in which he lived and worked. Kahr examines his legacy and considers what Freud has to teach us. In a world where manifestations of sexuality and issues of the mind are ever more widely discussed, the work of Sigmund Freud is more relevant than ever.

part |254 pages

The Interview

chapter 3|19 pages

A Moravian childhood

chapter 4|18 pages

Freud as translator

chapter 5|18 pages

Smoking a Trabuco cigar

chapter 6|19 pages

Polish liquor on Frau Benvenisti’s couch

chapter 7|18 pages

Digging for antiquities

chapter 8|26 pages

Brook lampreys, eels, and a bit of cocaine

chapter 9|21 pages

Freud and his fecundity

chapter 10|23 pages

Blowing off steam: how to treat a hysteric

chapter 12|30 pages

On the verge of dreaming