Today Sigmund Freud's legacy seems as hotly contested as ever. He continues to attract fanaticism of one kind or another. If Freud might be disappointed at the failure of his successors to confirm many of his so-called discoveries he would be gratified by the transforming impact of his ideas in contemporary moral and ethical thinking. To move from the history of psychoanalysis onto the more neutral ground of scholarly inquiry is not a simple task. There is still little effort to study Freud and his followers within the context of intellectual history. Yet in an era when psychiatry appears to be going in a different direction from that charted by Freud, his basic point of view still attracts newcomers in areas of the world relatively untouched by psychoanalytic influence in the past. It is all the more important to clarify the strengths and the limitations of Freud's approach.

Roazen begins by delving into the personality of Freud, and reassesses his own earlier volume, Freud and His Followers. He then examines "Freud Studies" in the nature of Freudian appraisals and patients. He examines a succession of letters between Freud and Silberstein; Freud and Jones; Anna Freud and Eva Rosenfeld; James Strachey and Rupert Brooke. Roazen includes a series of interviews with such personages as Michael Balint, Philip Sarasin, Donald W. Winnicott, and Franz Jung. He explores curious relationships concerning Lou Andreas-Salome, Tola Rank, and Felix Deutsch, and deals with biographies of Freud's predecessors, Charcot and Breuer, and contemporaries including Menninger, Erikson, Helene Deutsch, and a number of followers. Freud's national reception in such countries as Russia, America, France, among others is examined, and Roazen surveys the literature relating to the history of psychoanalysis. Finally, he brings to light new documents offering fresh interpretations and valuable bits of new historical evidence.

This brilliantly constructed book explores the vagaries of Freud's impact over the twentieth century, including current controversial issues related to placing Freud and his theories within the historiography of psychoanalysis. It will be of interest to psychoanalysts, intellectual historians, and those interested in the history of ideas.

part 1|34 pages

Varieties of Discipleship

part |2 pages

Introduction to Part 1

chapter 1|14 pages

Was Freud a Nice Guy?

chapter 3|8 pages


Tausk, Erikson, and Helene Deutsch

part 2|48 pages

Freud Studies

part |2 pages

Introduction to Part 2

chapter 4|10 pages

Appraisals and Reappraisals

chapter 5|16 pages


First-Person Accounts

chapter 6|18 pages

What is a Fact? Eva Rosenfeld

part 3|50 pages


part 2|2 pages

Introduction to Part 3

chapter 7|8 pages


chapter 8|12 pages


chapter 9|8 pages


chapter 10|2 pages

Anna Freud-Eva Rosenfeld

chapter 11|6 pages

Karl Menninger

chapter 12|4 pages

Heinz Kohut

chapter 13|6 pages


part 4|40 pages


part |2 pages

Introduction to Part 4

chapter 14|12 pages

Michael Balint

chapter 15|6 pages

Philipp Sarasin

chapter 16|10 pages

Donald W. Winnicott

chapter 17|8 pages

Franz Jung

part 5|38 pages

Neglected Stories

part |2 pages

Introduction to Part 5

chapter 18|10 pages

A Curious Triangle

Freud, Lou Andreas-Salomé, and Victor Tausk

chapter 19|12 pages

Tola Rank

chapter 20|12 pages

Felix Deutsch and the FBI

part 6|78 pages


part |2 pages

Introduction to Part 6

chapter 21|4 pages


chapter 22|4 pages


chapter 23|4 pages


chapter 24|6 pages

Sigmund Freud

chapter 25|4 pages


chapter 26|2 pages

Sabina Spielrein

chapter 27|6 pages


chapter 28|4 pages

Christiana Morgan

chapter 29|6 pages


chapter 30|4 pages

Karen Horney

chapter 31|6 pages

Dorothy Burlingham

chapter 32|4 pages

Anna Freud

chapter 33|4 pages

Deutsch, Klein, Horney, Anna Freud

chapter 34|4 pages


chapter 35|2 pages


chapter 36|4 pages


chapter 37|4 pages


chapter 38|2 pages


part 7|46 pages

National Receptions of Freud

part 2|2 pages

Introduction to Part 7

chapter 39|6 pages


chapter 40|16 pages


chapter 41|6 pages


chapter 42|4 pages


chapter 43|10 pages

Great Britain

part 8|72 pages

Intellectual History

part |2 pages

Introduction to Part 8

chapter 44|6 pages

The History of Psychiatry

chapter 45|8 pages


chapter 46|6 pages


chapter 47|2 pages

Unorthodox Technique

chapter 48|2 pages

The Freud Wars

chapter 49|4 pages

The Case of Sigmund Freud

chapter 50|2 pages

Reading Freud’s Reading

chapter 51|6 pages

Otto Rank

chapter 52|2 pages


chapter 53|4 pages

The Psychoanalytic Vocation

chapter 54|4 pages

Freud Reappraised

chapter 55|2 pages

The Clark Lectures

chapter 56|4 pages

Why Freud Was Wrong

chapter 57|2 pages

Translating Freud

chapter 58|4 pages

Freud’s Discourse

chapter 59|4 pages


chapter 60|2 pages

Confrontation in Vienna

chapter 61|4 pages

Freud’s Answer

part 9|28 pages

New Documents

part |2 pages

Introduction to Part 9

chapter 62|6 pages

Freud Without Hindsight

chapter 63|6 pages

The Diary

chapter 64|6 pages

Felix Deutsch’s Letters

chapter 65|6 pages

Freud’s Will