The Interpretation of Dreams: New Interdisciplinary Essays

The Interpretation of Dreams: New Interdisciplinary Essays

by Laura Marcus
     
 

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,…  See more details below

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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 essays specially commissioned for this volume.

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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)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780719039737
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
Publication date:
05/28/1999
Series:
Texts in Culture Series
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.54(w) x 8.84(h) x 1.07(d)

Meet the Author

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

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