The Death of Sigmund Freud

The Death of Sigmund Freud (Mark Edmundson, 2007) is one of these books that takes you on a journey to a different place and time. Its pages allow you to visit some of the defining events in Freud’s turbulant life.

Freud’s thought cannot encompass something new, something not directly and definingly related to the repressed past. He could never really explain how people broke the mould – how they did unpredictable, productive things. Freud, one might say, had no theory that could begin to explain how someone as original and bold as Sigmund Freud ever existed.