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The Interpretation of Dreams (Oxford World's Classics Series)
     

The Interpretation of Dreams (Oxford World's Classics Series)

by Sigmund Freud, Ritchie Robertson, Joyce Crick
 

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ISBN-10: 0192823523

ISBN-13: 9780192823526

Pub. Date: 09/28/2000

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

One hundred years ago Sigmund Freud published The Interpretations of Dreams, a book that, like Darwin's The Origin of Species, revolutionized our understanding of human nature. Now this groundbreaking new translation—the first to be based on the original text published in November 1899—brings us a more readable, more accurate, and more coherent picture of

Overview

One hundred years ago Sigmund Freud published The Interpretations of Dreams, a book that, like Darwin's The Origin of Species, revolutionized our understanding of human nature. Now this groundbreaking new translation—the first to be based on the original text published in November 1899—brings us a more readable, more accurate, and more coherent picture of Freud's masterpiece.
The first edition of The Interpretation of Dreams is much shorter than its subsequent editions; each time the text was reissued, from 1909 onwards, Freud added to it. The most significant, and in many ways the most unfortunate addition, is a 50-page section devoted to the kind of mechanical reading of dream symbolism—long objects equal male genitalia, etc.—that has gained popular currency and partially obscured Freud's more profound insights into dreams. In the original version presented here, Freud's emphasis falls more clearly on the use of words in dreams and on the difficulty of deciphering them. Without the strata of later additions, readers will find here a clearer development of Freud's central ideas—of dream as wish-fulfillment, of the dream's manifest and latent content, of the retelling of dreams as a continuation of the dreamwork, and much more. Joyce Crick's translation is lighter and faster-moving than previous versions, enhancing the sense of dialogue with the reader, one of Freud's stylistic strengths, and allowing us to follow Freud's theory as it evolved through difficult cases, apparently intractable counter-examples, and fascinating analyses of Freud's own dreams.
The restoration of Freud's classic is a major event, giving us in a sense a new work by one of this century' most startling, original, and influential thinkers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780192823526
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
09/28/2000
Series:
Oxford World's Classics Series
Pages:
514
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 4.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Introductionvii
Note on the Textxxxviii
Note on the Translationxl
Select Bibliographyxlviii
A Chronology of Sigmund Freudlii
Foreword5
The Scientific Literature on the Problems of Dreams7
(a) The Relationship of Dreams to Waking Life9
(b) The Dream-Material—Memory in Dreams12
(c) Dream-Stimuli and Dream-Sources20
(d) Why Do We Forget Our Dreams After We Wake?38
(e) The Distinctive Psychological Features of Dreams42
(f) Ethical Feelings in Dreams55
(g) Theories of Dreams and the Function of Dreams62
(h) The Relations Between Dreams and Mental Illnesses74
II The Method of Interpreting Dreams78
III The Dream is a Wish-Fulfilment98
IV Dream-Distortion106
V The Material and Sources of Dreams126
(a) Recent and Insignificant Material in Dreams127
(b) Material from Infancy as a Source of Dreams144
(c) The Somatic Sources of Dreams169
(d) TypicalDreams185
VI The Dream-Work211
(a) The Work of Condensation212
(b) The Work of Displacement232
(c) The Means of Representation in Dreams236
(d) Regard for Representability254
(e) Examples: Calculating and Speaking in Dreams262
(f) Absurd Dreams. Intellectual Performance in Dreams271
(g) Affects in Dreams298
(h) Secondary Revision318
VII The Psychology of the Dream-Processes330
(a) Forgetting in Dreams332
(b) Regression346
(c) On Wish-Fulfilment359
(d) Arousal by Dreams. The Function of Dreams.
Anxiety-Dreams374
(e) Primary and Secondary Revision. Repression385
(f) The Unconscious and Consciousness. Reality403
Freud's Bibliography413

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