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

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

by Laura Marcus
     
 

Freud's 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 have thought 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

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Freud's 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 have thought 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, which includes a substantial discussion of the theory and practice of representation, and the six essays specially commissioned for this volume. The contributors are renowned for their knowledge of Freudian theory and for their interdisciplinary expertise in a wide range of fields. They examine, for example, the relationship of Freud's text to theories of interpretation, autobiography and literary production. The book as a whole gives a clear sense both of the context of Freud's text and of its influence throughout the twentieth century.

This volume is an ideal introduction to Freud's work for students and teachers of English and other literatures, philosophy and social and cultural studies, as well as the wider audience concerned with psychoanalysis and its cultural ramifications.

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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

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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)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780719039744
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
Publication date:
06/28/1999
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 Goldsmiths' Professor of English Literature at New College, University of Oxford

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