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About the Book

The Ego and the Id: 100 Years Later revisits Freud’s classic 1923 essay, which developed key psychoanalytic concepts and presented a radical revision of his earlier theory.

International contributors explore the themes of this remarkable work from their own perspective, with novel and surprising results. There are mysteries uncovered, questions raised about the validity of Freud’s perspective, problems in psychoanalytic technique based on those clinging to Freud’s earlier model of the curative process in psychoanalysis, cybernetics as a way of evaluating Freud’s model, and many other gems. With contributors highlighting the significance of the essay and offering critiques based upon new understanding gathered over the last century, The Ego and the Id: 100 Years Later offers a fresh, international perspective on this classic paper.

This book will be essential reading for psychoanalysts in practice and in training and of great interest to scholars of psychoanalytic studies.

About the Editors

Fred Busch, Ph.D., is a Training and Supervising Analyst at the Boston Psychoanalytic Institute. He has published over eighty articles on psychoanalytic technique and has been invited to give papers and clinical workshops nationally and internationally. His last four books are Creating a Psychoanalytic Mind (2014); The Analyst’s Reveries: Explorations in Bion’s Enigmatic Concept (2019); Dear Candidate: Analysts from Around the World Offer Personal Reflections on Psychoanalytic TrainingEducation, and the Profession (2020) and A Fresh Look at Psychoanalytic Technique (2021). Forthcoming in 2023 is Psychoanalysis at the Crossroads: An International Perspective.

Natacha Delgado is a member of the Argentine Psychoanalytic Association and the International Psychoanalytic Association Publications Committee. She is a clinical psychoanalyst in private practice.