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"Civilization and Its Discontents may be Sigmund Freud's best-known work. It has been praised, dissected, lambasted, interpreted, and reinterpreted. In this seminal volume of twentieth-century thought, Freud elucidates the contest between aggression, indeed the death drive, and its adversary, eros. He speaks to issues of human creativity and fulfillment, the place of beauty in culture, and the effects of repression." Louis Menand reflects on the importance of this work in intellectual thought and why it has become such a landmark book in the history of ideas.
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Library Journal
Norton is releasing this hardcover to celebrate the title's 75th anniversary. This edition includes an introduction by Pulitzer Prize winner Louis Menand. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
Peter Gay
“Newly designed in a uniform format, each new paperback in the Standard Edition opens with a biographical essay on Freud's life and work—along with a note on the individual volume”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781453833896
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/15/2010
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 146
  • Sales rank: 496,377
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet 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.

Christopher Hitchens (1949–2011) is the author of God Is Not Great, Hitch-22, and Why Orwell Matters.

Peter Gay is 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. He lives in New York City.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 9
Civilization and its discontents 33
Sigmund Freud : a brief life 157
Translator's note 175
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