The Wolfman and Other Cases

The Wolfman and Other Cases


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  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780142437452
  • 384 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • Adult

Overview

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 horses and the Ratman’s violent fear of rats, as well as the essay “Some Character Types,” in which Freud draws on the work of Shakespeare, Ibsen, and Nietzsche to demonstrate different kinds of resistance to therapy. Above all, the case histories show us Freud at work, in his own words.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Translator’s Preface

Analysis of a Phobia in a Five-year-old Boy [”Little Hans”]
I. Introduction
II. Case History and Analysis
III. Epicrisis
IV. Postscript to the Analysis of Little Hans

Some Remarks on a Case of Obsessive-compulsive Neurosis [The “Ratman”]
I. Case History
II. Theoretical Remarks

From the History of an Infantile Neurosis [The “Wolfman”]
I. Preliminary Remarks
II. Survey of the Patient’s Milieu and Medical History
III. Seduction and Its Immediate Consequences
IV. The Dream and the Primal Scene
V. Some Matters for Discussion
VI. Obsessive-compulsive Neurosis
VII. Anal Eroticism and the Castration Complex
VIII. Supplementary Material from Earliest Childhood – Solution
IX. Recapitulations and Problems

Some Character Types Encountered in Psychoanalytic Work
I. Exceptions
II. Those who Founder on Success
III. Criminals who Act Out of a Consciousness of Guilt

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