An invative literary analysis of Freud's Wolf Man. The Wolf Man's Magic Word reopens the examination of the Wolf Man, a Russian emigre who was Freud's patient and who wrote his own memoirs. Nicolas Abraham and Maria Torok's work is at once the account of the Wolf Man's psychological inventions, a reading of his dreams and symptoms, and a critique of basic Freudian tions.
Nicolas Abraham (1919-1975) was a philosopher and psychoanalyst. Maria Torok (1926-1998) practiced psychoanalysis in Paris. Nicholas Rand is professor of French at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Jacques Derrida (1930-2004) was an influential French philosopher and literary critic.