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Maelzel's Chess Player: Sigmund Freud and the Rhetoric of Deceit

  title={Maelzel's Chess Player: Sigmund Freud and the Rhetoric of Deceit},
  author={R. Wilcocks},
This is the first study of Freud's texts to incorporate the intellectual findings of Adolf Grunbaum, the archival material published by Jeffrey Masson (the recently published correspondence between Freud and Wilhelm Fliess) and Lewin's profile of long-term cocaine users. Wilcocks challenges literary critics who have granted Freud's writings "scientific" status, and claims that the works are no more than the rhetorical deceptions of a talented writer. Through a careful examination of the Freud… Expand
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