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The Interpretation of Dreams: The Complete and Definitive Textby Sigmund Freud
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What are the most common dreams and why do we have them? What does a dream about death mean? What do dreams of swimming, failing, or flying symbolize?
First published by Sigmund Freud in 1899, The Interpretation of Dreams considers why we dream and what it means in the larger picture of our psychological lives. Delving into theories of manifest and latent dream content, the special language of dreams, dreams as wish fulfillments, the significance of childhood experiences, and much more, Freud, widely considered the father of psychoanalysis,” thoroughly and thoughtfully examines dream psychology. Encompassing dozens of case histories and detailed analyses of actual dreams, this landmark text presents Freuds legendary work as a tool for comprehending our sleeping experiences.
Renowned for translating Freuds German writings into English, James Strachey—with the assistance of Anna Freud—first published this edition in 1953. Incorporating all textual alterations made by Freud over a period of thirty years, it remains the most complete translation of the work in print.
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Published in November 1899, Sigmund Freud's Die Traumdeutung (The Interpretation of Dreams) is one of the foundational works of psychoanalysis. In the work, Freud introduced his theory of the unconscious and its manifestations in people's dreams. This is an English translation of the work, first published in 1955, that was carried out by psychoanalyst Strachey with the assistance of Anna Freud, the daughter of Sigmund and an important psychoanalytic figure in her own right. This edition is considered by many to be the definitive English edition, incorporating as it does many textual alterations carried out by Freud over the course of 30 years (although this reviewer also recalls some scholarly controversy over Anna's possible contributions to the amendments). Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
"This complete and definitive text, translated and edited by James Strachey, was first published in the United States in 1955 by Basic Books."
About the Author
Sigmund Freud (1856-1939) was a clinical neurologist living and practicing in Vienna. His ground breaking theories of the id, ego, and super-ego of the mind continue to be studied throughout the world.
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