One genius takes on another.
Bursting defiantly and gleefully beyond the bounds of orthodox biography, Sigmund Freud is a wildly humorous exercise in bending, stretching and speculating on the activities of the so-called Father of Psychoanalysis. Ralph Steadman wields his shrewd wit and fierce pen to highlight the movements of Freud's life and career, from early childhood to the moment of death.
But there's a twist. Through a masterful interplay of text and illustration, each scene is transformed into a "joking situation," which the artist hilariously examines according to the techniques discussed by Freud himself in his 1905 book, Jokes and Their Relation to the Unconscious. The result is a fantastic Freudian festival of visual and verbal puns, unexpected insights, and sheer intellectual enjoyment.
Originally published in hardcover in 1979, released in paperback in 1997, and now back in print, Sigmund Freud is superbly illustrated with more than 50 major drawings and 25 vignettes. It remains one of the most original illustrated books of our times and a Ralph Steadman classic.
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Ralph Steadman has been a cartoonist since 1956, starting as a caustic observer of Britain's political and social scene. He is well known as the illustrator of Hunter S. Thompson's Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. Steadman's work appears regularly in newspapers and magazines, including Rolling Stone and the Atlantic Monthly, and his many published books include Tales of the Weirrd and Alice in Wonderland.Review:
Strangely compelling....In typical Steadman style the drawings go beyond a normal perception of an idea and leap ahead into the bizarre mindscape where Steadman's artwork takes on a life of its own. (Terry Peters North Shore News 2007-03-09)
Steadman's text here is as witty as his drawings, both illustrating not only Freud's classification of jokes, but also the events of Freud's life. (The North Carolina Review of Books)
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Book Description Paddington Press Ltd, London, 1979. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good -. No Jacket. Steadman, Ralph (illustrator). First Hardback Edition. 315 x 270mm. pp. 118. English text. Hardback edition of Ralph Steadmans Sigmund Freud. Black and white illustrations. Bound in original light brown boards. No dust jacket. Some light browning to page edges and ends of boards, otherwise clean. Binding strong. No ownership inscription or underlining. 1kg. Extra postage overseas. Bookseller Inventory # 038475
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Book Description Imprint unknown, 1979. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Paddington Press Ltd: New York, 1979. Original pictoral dustjacket in vg + condition, not price clipped. Cloth bound. Clean, bright and tight copy. Small ex libris sticker on front fixed end paper, 5 x 2 cm. From private library of Alec Ayres. DISPATCHED FROM THE UK WITHIN 24 HOURS ( BOOKS ORDERED OVER THE WEEKEND DISPATCHED ON MONDAY) BY ROYAL MAIL. ALL OVERSEAS ORDERS SENT BY AIR MAIL. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000553552
Book Description Paddington Press, USA, 1979. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Staining to rear of jacket and on rear board Size: 4to Quarto (11 to 13 inches). Binding tight, covers & spine fully intact. Prior owner's signature in ink. ISBN: 0709207336. ISBN/EAN: 9780709207337. **Weight exceeds 1 kg. A Postage surcharge WILL be requested for orders placed via this service. Contact us first for a quote **. Bookseller Inventory # 21884
Book Description Paddington Press, 1979. Book Condition: Good. This is an ex-library book and may have the usual library/used-book markings inside.This book has hardback covers. In good all round condition. Dust Jacket in good condition. , 1100grams, ISBN:0709207336. Bookseller Inventory # 6388788
Book Description Paddington Press, London, 1979. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. HARDCOVER copy. Numerous b&w illustrations throughout (more than 50 major drawings and 25 vignettes). Includes index. Printed in England. Bound in original cream boards with maroon lettering to spine, in publisher's unclipped pictorial dustjacket, printed endpapers. Light mostly-marginal spotting/staining throughout, related spotting to inside of dustjacket, slight handling wear, mild shelfwear, otherwise a clean tight solid hardcover copy. 118pp. SB-111. Size: 31 x 27cm. Bookseller Inventory # 008068
Book Description Paddington Press, USA, 1979., 1979. 4to. hardcover. 118pp. b/w illus. Very good, light foxing to outer top page edge. / Good+ d/w with a few small tear on edges. Bookseller Inventory # 62069
Book Description Paddington Press, New York, 1979. Hard Back. Book Condition: Fair. No Jacket. First Edition. Book has beige boards with heavy darkening and black marking to it. Damp has caused the boards to bow a little. Some black marks to page ends and to a few of the pages. Has been signed with a thick black marker across the inside of the front board and the fep, and has been dated 24.9.79. Please contact for images. Signed by Author. Bookseller Inventory # 029215
Book Description Paddington Press, 1979. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. 1st Edition. Internally very nice, clean copy. Tight, clean and crisp, Wrapper has slightly worn edges. Oversized large book, additional postage may apply. Please see uploaded photos. For more information, please contact us. Bookseller Inventory # 101602
Book Description Paddington Press, New York, 1979, 1979. Book Condition: Very Good. First edition. Hardback. Very good indeed in lightly used slightly edgetorn dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # A87574