The 'Wolfman' and Other Cases - Sigmund Freud


'In great terror of being eaten by the wolves, I screamed and woke up.'

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 Wolf Man' became one of Freud's most famous cases.

This volume also contains the case histories of Little Hans' fear of horses and the Rat Man'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.

The new Penguin Freud, under Adam Phillips' general editorship, offers a fantastic opportunity to see Freud in a fresh light.

Writings included:

  • Analysis of a Phobia in a Five-year-old Boy ('Little Hans')
  • Some Remarks on a Case of Obsessive-Compulsive Neurosis ('The Ratman')
  • From the History of an Infantile Neurosis ('The Wolfman')
  • Some Character Types Encountered in Psychoanalytic Work


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