12" x 8.25". 118pp. Pale green cloth, in dust wrapper. Small ownership signature, else fine condition. Fine jacket. An unorthodox illustrated biography of the pioneering psychologist. Bookseller Inventory #
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.
About the Author:
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.
Title: Sigmund Freud.
Publisher: Paddington Press Ltd.
Publication Date: 1979
Edition: First edition.
Book Description Paddington Press, 1979. Book Condition: Good. Ships from Reno, NV. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP94021307
Book Description Paddington Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. 0448229803 DJ has short tears and edgewear. Firm binding. Unmarked interior. Bookseller Inventory # SKU28826
Book Description Paddington Pree LTD, New York, 1979. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fair. 118 pages. Hardcover with dustjacket. reading copy. Dustjacket is worn and torn. HUMOR. An unparalleled artistic voyage into the realms of fantasy inspired by the actual facts of Freud's life. Through a masterful interplay of text and illustration, Steadman transforms every major event in Freud's life into a "joking situation" based on the joking techniques discussed in Freud's book Jokes and Their Relation to the Unconscious. Includes an Index. (Key Words: Cartoons, Humor, Sigmund Freud, Caricatures, English Wit, Pictorials,Vienna, Phobias, Carl Gustav Jung, Dreams). book. Bookseller Inventory # 46571X1
Book Description Paddington Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. 0448229803 Good. Light to moderate shelf wear to covers/corners; satisfaction guaranteed. Hardcover with Fair Dust Jacket, torn around edges and corners and missing a chunk from the rear DJ cover. Book is oversized and/or heavy, priority or international orders will require additional shipping funds. Earthlight Books is a family owned and operated, independent bookstore serving Walla Walla, Washington since 1973. Bookseller Inventory # SKU1031537
Book Description Paddington Press, Limited. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Dust jacket in good condition. Shelf and handling wear to cover and binding, with general signs of previous use. Profusely illustrated by the author. Price of $17.95 intact. A few closed tears on cover of dust jacket, as pictured. Top edge of dust jacket is slightly bumped, bottom edge of front flap is slightly crinkled. Small dedication on front free end paper. Secure packaging for safe delivery. Bookseller Inventory # 1016998403
Book Description Paddington, 1979, 1979. hardcover, very good condition, no dj, art, blm50. Bookseller Inventory # 6925
Book Description Paddington Press 1979-01-01, 1979. Hardcover. Book Condition: good. 0448229803. Bookseller Inventory # 553690
Book Description Paddington Press, 1979. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. price clipped dust jacket has some closed vertical tears 118 p. Book. Bookseller Inventory # 042076
Book Description Paddington Press, 1979. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Very Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG0448229803
Book Description Paddington, London, 1979. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Ralph Steadman (illustrator). 1st Edition. Near fine in very good jacket. First UK edition, first printing. Small 1" tear to rear panel of dustjacket. One of Steadman's most noteable books. Bookseller Inventory # 537