This long-awaited text makes accessible the ideas of one of the most important thinkers of our time, as well as indicating how Freud's theories are put into clinical practice today. The collection of papers has been written by some of the most eminent psychoanalysts, who have made original contributions to the field. Each chapter introduces one of Freud's key ideas, and links it to contemporary thinking in psychoanalysis. The book combines a deep understanding of Freud's work with some of the most modern debates surrounding it. The book will be of great value across a wide spectrum of courses in psychoanalysis, as well as to scholars interested in psychoanalytic ideas.