- Provides a clear and powerful account of the five major case studies that helped to establish the Freud legend.
- Situates the cases and the analysis into the appropriate social and historical contexts
- Offers distinctive interpretations of the symptomatic body, of illness as a language, dream work and the Madonna complex
- Challenges us to revisit the canonical texts of psychoanalysis
The book will be of interest to students of psychoanalysis, social theory and sociology.