The Future of an Illusion
Freud approved the overall editorial plan, specific renderings of key words and phrases, and the addition of valuable notes, from bibliographical and explanatory. Many of the translations were done by Strachey himself; the rest were prepared under his supervision. The result was to place the Standard Edition in a position of unquestioned supremacy over all other existing versions. Newly designed in a uniform format, each new paperback in the Standard Edition opens with a biographical essay on Freud's life and work —along with a note on the individual volume—by Peter Gay, Sterling Professor of History at Yale.
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Review: The Future of an IllusionUser Review - Ismail N. - Goodreads
This was a fairly quick read. The premise is that society coexists through friction and tension, and to ameliorate the effects it created an illusion, Ie religion. I'd recommend reading this as a ... Read full review
Review: The Future of an IllusionUser Review - Rlotz - Goodreads
I believe this is my favorite thing of Freud's I've come across. In some ways, it is like a prelude to Civillizations and its Discontents, dealing with the pull between individual desires and the ... Read full review