Freud was fascinated by the mysteries of creativity and the imagination. The groundbreaking works that comprise The Uncanny present some of his most influential explorations of the mind. In these pieces Freud investigates the vivid but seemingly trivial childhood memories that often "screen" deeply uncomfortable desires; the links between literature and daydreaming; and our intensely mixed feelings about things we experience as "uncanny." Also included is Freud's celebrated study of Leonardo Da Vinci-his first exercise in psychobiography.
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Review: The UncannyUser Review - Whitney - Goodreads
The way he (deliberately?) misreads Kant immediately made me distrust this essay as much as any of his others. But a fascinating literary analysis, if not a compelling psychological one. Read full review
Review: The UncannyUser Review - Andrew - Goodreads
One of Freud's best and least referenced works. In this piece Freud explores the roots of what cause shock and horror to the human pysche. This is definitely a work writers and would be writers should well acquaint themselves with and apply to their understanding of crafting great works of fiction. Read full review
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