Introduction, 1. Against death: Freud and the question of death's psychic presence, 2. 'Most of the time life appears so uncertain to me': death as a concern in Freud's life, 3. The dream of death: The Interpretation of Dreams, 4. To dream, perchance to die: a further exploration of The Interpretation of Dreams, 5. Death and anxiety, 6. A struggle with the concept of death: Thoughts for the Times on War and Death, 7. Driving death away: Freud's theory of the death drive, 8. Death and culture: death as a central motif in Freud's cultural and literary analyses, 9. Avoidance and reduction of death in psychoanalysis, 10. The post-Freudians in the labyrinth of death, 11. Lacan, 12. Attempts at reconciliation, 13. Sources of the clash: the conflict between analytic ideas and concern with death, 14. Death in life, Final thoughts.