The Psychopathology of Everyday Life
The most trivial slips of the tongue or pen, Freud believed, can reveal our secret ambitions, worries, and fantasies. The Psychopathology of Everyday Life ranks among his most enjoyable works. Starting with the story of how he once forgot the name of an Italian painter-and how a young acquaintance mangled a quotation from Virgil through fears that his girlfriend might be pregnant-it brings together a treasure trove of muddled memories, inadvertent actions, and verbal tangles. Amusing, moving, and deeply revealing of the repressed, hypocritical Viennese society of his day, Freud's dazzling interpretations provide the perfect introduction to psychoanalytic thinking in action.
Translated by Anthea Bell.
Introduction by Paul Keegan.
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Review: The Psychopathology of Everyday LifeUser Review - Jesse Crockett - Goodreads
Next on This Day in California — 110 years ago, you can bet this didn't read like scenes that were simply cut from the productions of Mary Poppins or The Wizard of Oz, compared to this new stuff. Read full review
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One of the 15 books from home I keep permanently on the bookshelf in my office, at work. The title alone speaks volumes. Read full review
Forgetting Proper Names
Forgetting Foreign Words
Forgetting Names and Sequences of Words
On Childhood Memories and Screen Memories
Slips of the Tongue
Slips in Reading and Slips of the Pen
Forgetting Impressions and Intentions
Symptomatic and Fortuitous Actions
Determinism Belief in Chance and Superstition Some Points of View