The Freud Reader

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Vintage, 1995 - Psychiatrists - 832 pages
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Freudian thought permeates many aspects of 20th-century life, and to understand Freud is to explore not only his scientific papers but also his writings on art, literature, politics, religion and culture. Containing 51 texts which span Freud's entire career, from early case histories, through his work on dreams and essays on sexuality, and on to his late writings (including Civilisation and Its Discontents), this book brings together his ideas as a scientist, humanist, doctor and philosopher. Introductions to the texts are provided by Peter Gay, who has also written a general introduction which places the man and his work in the context of his time and culture.

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User Review  - LisaMaria_C - LibraryThing

This book was a required purchase not for a psychology or even a philosophy course, but a political science course. But I think that's a testament to just how wide ranging is Freud's influence. For ... Read full review

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User Review  - TakeItOrLeaveIt - LibraryThing

it just looks intimidating. to add this to my library puts me among a different rank of readers. i'm not just the anti-utopia/fiction reader. I've now gone into the dimensions of repressions, ids ... Read full review

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About the author (1995)

Sigmund Freud (1856-1939), Austrian-born psychiatrist and pioneering founder of psychoanalysis, wrote several significant works, among them The Interpretation of Dreams, The Psychopathology of Everyday Life, and The Ego and the Id.

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