Sigmund Freud's the Interpretation of Dreams: New Interdisciplinary Essays

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Freud’s The Interpretation of Dreams, published in 1900, has been one of the most influential texts of the twentieth century, fundamentally changing the ways in which people think about their waking lives as well as their dreams. This book, more than any other in Freud’s massive oeuvre, has shaped a vast amount of work in linguistics and semiotics, literary studies, film theory, psychology, philosophical hermeneutics and the history of ideas. This influence is reflected in the editor’s introduction and the six ...

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Overview

Freud’s The Interpretation of Dreams, published in 1900, has been one of the most influential texts of the twentieth century, fundamentally changing the ways in which people think about their waking lives as well as their dreams. This book, more than any other in Freud’s massive oeuvre, has shaped a vast amount of work in linguistics and semiotics, literary studies, film theory, psychology, philosophical hermeneutics and the history of ideas. This influence is reflected in the editor’s introduction and the six essays specially commissioned for this volume.

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"...readers who are interested in the undeniably momentous impact of Freud...will find Marcus's book an excellent resource."—Kelly Bulkeley, Religious Studies Review
Booknews
Seven essays examine in new light the 1899 founding publication of modern psychoanalysis. They consider histories, representations, and autobiographies contained in it; how to do things in dreams; dream readers; speech, action, and dream; interpreting day dreams; Freud's and Dora's dreams; and the book as a Gothic novel. The contributors are from English literature, history of science, philosophy, and education as well as psychology. The collection is supported by a chronology of major biographical, political, and cultural events surrounding and other works by Freud. US distribution by St. Martin's Press. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780719039744
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • Publication date: 6/28/1999
  • Series: Texts in Culture
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Laura Marcus is Lecturer in English and Humanities at Birkbeck College, University of London.

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Table of Contents

Series Introduction
• Note on the Text
• Chronology
• Introduction: Histories, Representations, Autobiographics in The Interpretation of Dreams
• How to Do Things in Dreams
• Dream Readers
• Patterns of Interpretation: Speech, Action and Dream
• The Other Day: The Interpretation of Daydreams
• Freud's Dreams, Dora's Dreams
• Freud's Secret: The Interpretation of Dreams Was a Gothic Novel
• Select Bibliography
• Notes on Contributors
• Index

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