Synopses & Reviews
While in this book Freud tells some good stories with his customary verve and economy, its point is wholly serious.
Freud argues that the "joke-work" is intimately related to the "dream-work" which he had analyzed in detail in his , and that jokes (like all forms of humor) attest to the fundamental orderliness of the human mind.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -303) and indexes.
About the Author
Sigmund Freud (1856-1939) is one of the twentieth century's greatest minds and the founder of the psychoanalytic school of psychology. His many works include The Ego and the Id; An Outline of Psycho-Analysis; Inhibitions; Symptoms and Anxiety; New Introductory Lectures on Psycho-Analysis; Civilization and Its Discontent, and others.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.