Jokes and Their Relation to the Unconscious

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W. W. Norton & Company, 1989 - Psychology - 321 pages
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Freud argues that the "joke-work" is intimately related to the "dream-work" which he had analyzed in detail in his Interpretation of Dreams, and that jokes (like all forms of humor) attest to the fundamental orderliness of the human mind.
 

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Contents

Introduction
5
The Technique of Jokes
14
in The Purposes of Jokes
106
The Mechanism of Pleasure and the Psycho
143
The Motives of JokesJokes as a Social
171
The Relation of Jokes to Dreams and to
197
Jokes and the Species of the Comic
224
Franz Brentanos Riddles
295
Index of Jokes 35
305
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Peter Gay (1923—2015) was the author of more than twenty-five books, including the National Book Award winner The Enlightenment, the best-selling Weimar Culture, and the widely translated Freud: A Life for Our Time.