Author(s): Etzlosorfer, Hannes
Sigmund Freud has inspired more fascination and controversy than any other intellectual in history. Despite the intense opposition he encountered during his life, this "explorer of the unconscious" exerted an irresistibly stimulating effect on contemporary thought. As the founder of psychoanalysis and the creator of such commonly used terms as ego, superego, and id, Freud has had an unrivalled impact on the modern world. Freud Verbatim is a collection of quotes, maxims, observations, and witticisms by Freud on subjects ranging from politics and religion to love and sex. In addition to assembling passages from Freud's major works, this collection also makes use of personal letters to his friends and family. Organized into ten thematic chapters, this compilation, in a handsome two-colour printed format, provides a representative look into all of Freud's work.
Hannes Etzlstorfer is an art and cultural historian. He co-curated the 2009 exhibition Eros and Thanatos at the Sigmund Freud Museum in Vienna. Peter Nomaier is the press officer at the Sigmund Freud Museum and has authored several texts on Freud's life and work.