The Standard Edition of the Complete Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud: Jokes and their relation to the unconscious

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V.1 Pre-psycho-analytic publications and unpublished drafts (1886-1899) -- V.2. Studies on hysteria/Josef Breuer and Sigmund Freud (1893-1895) -- V.3 Early psycho-analytic publications (1893-1899) -- V.4. The interpretation of dreams (first part) (1900) -- V.5. The interpretation of dreams (second part) and On dreams (1900-1901) -- V.6. The psychopathology of every day life (1901) -- V.7. A case of hysteria, Three essays on sexuality, and other works (1901-1905) -- V.8. Jokes and their relation to the unconscious (1905) -- V.9. Jensen's 'Gradiva and other works (1906-1908) -- V.10. Two case histories ('Little Hans' and the 'Rat Man') (1909) -- V.11. Five lectures on psycho-analysis, Leonardo da Vinci and other works (1910) -- V.12. Case history of Schreber, Papers on Technique and other works (1911-1913) -- V.13. Totem and taboo and other works (1913-1914) -- V.14. On the history of the psycho-analytic movement, Papers on metapsychology and others works (1914-1916) -- V.15. Introductor ...

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This was a very interesting study by Freud about the nature of humor, comedy, and jokes. It was different from his other major, and even minor, pieces- and herein lies its strength and weakness ... Read full review

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Sigmund Freud‘s Il motto di spirito e la sua relazione con l'inconscio (Jokes and their relation to the unconscious). A very good book, the differences between different genres of humor are ... Read full review

About the author (2001)

Date- 2004-09-22
Sigmund Freud (1856-1939) was born in Moravia; between the ages of four and eighty-two his home was in Vienna- in 1938 Hitler's invasion of Austria forced him to seek asylum in London, where he died in the following year. His career began with several years of brilliant work on the anatomy and physiology of the nervous system. He was almost thirty when, after a period of study under Charcot in Paris, his interests first turned to psychology, and another ten years of clinical work in Vienna (at first in collaboration with Breuer, an older colleague) saw the birth of his creation, psychoanalysis. Freud's life was uneventful, but his ideas have shaped not only many specialist disciplines, but the whole intellectual climate of the twentieth century.

Sigmund Freud was born in 1856 in Moravia; between the ages of four and eighty-two his home was in Vienna- in 1938 Hitler's invasion of Austria forced him to seek asylum in London, where he died in the following year.
His career began with several years of brilliant work on the anatomy and physiology of the nervous system. He was almost thirty when, after a period of study under Charcot in Paris, his interests first turned to psychology, and another ten years of clinical work in Vienna (at first in collaboration with Breuer, an older colleague) saw the birth of his creation, psychoanalysis. This began simply as a method of treating neurotic patients by investigating their minds, but it quickly grew into an accumulation of knowledge about the workings of the mind in general, whether sick or healthy. Freud was thus able to demonstrate the normal development of the sexual instinct in childhood and, largely on the basis of an examination of dreams, arrived at his fundamental discovery of the unconscious forces that influence our everyday thoughts and actions.
Freud's life was uneventful, but his ideas have shaped not only many specialist disciplines, but the whole intellectual climate of the last half-century.

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