In the past 20 years there has been an increasingly heated series of attacks on the work of the 19th-century neurologist and founder of psychoanalysis, Sigmund Freud.
Lisa Appignanesi, novelist and co-author of `Freud's Women', presents a three-part exploration of Freud's meaning and message.This week, she explores the part Freud has played in writers' imaginations.
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When Freud gave his theories to the world, he was at the cutting edge of brain science.
But was he truly a scientist, and have the foundations of psychoanalysis been permanently tainted by his claims and methods?