The First Dictionary of Psychoanalysis: A Gift for Sigmund Freud's 80th Birthday
1 Jan 2013
This is a new translation of the classic 1932 Dictionary by Dr Richard Sterba, for which Freud wrote a Preface praising the 'precision and correctness' of Sterba's work and calling it a 'fine achievement'. The dictionary is not only an important source of information about psychoanalysis in Vienna in the 1930s but is also an insight into its author, as movingly attested by the 'Epilogue' to this edition written by his daughter Katherine J. Michels, son-in-law Robert Michels,, and grand-daughter Verena Sterba Michels. This new edition also includes a transcript of an interview with Dr Streba by Dr William Langford, Chairman of the Department of Child Psychiatry at the Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons.