The Interpretation of Dreams

The Interpretation of Dreams

by Sigmund Freud, Joyce Crick, Ritchie Robertson
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0199537585

ISBN-13: 9780199537587

Pub. Date: 09/15/2008

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

FREUD'S REVOLUTIONARY THEORY

This ground-breaking work, which Freud considered his most valuable, forever changed the way we think about our dreams. In it, Freud made this century's startling discoveries about why we dream, what we dream about, and what dreams really mean.

Now, in this definitive translation by James Strachey, Freud's timeless exploration of

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FREUD'S REVOLUTIONARY THEORY

This ground-breaking work, which Freud considered his most valuable, forever changed the way we think about our dreams. In it, Freud made this century's startling discoveries about why we dream, what we dream about, and what dreams really mean.

Now, in this definitive translation by James Strachey, Freud's timeless exploration of the dream world is clearly and precisely rendered. Including dozens of case histories and detailed analyses of actual dreams, THE INTERPRETATION OF DREAMS remains an invaluable tool in helping us all discover the truth about ourselves.

• What does a dream about a loved one's death mean?

• What is the significance of anxiety dreams?

• What do dreams of swimming, failing, or flying symbolize?

• What is expressed in dreams about baldness or loss of teeth?

• What are the most common dreams and why do we have them?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199537587
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
09/15/2008
Series:
Oxford World's Classics Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
514
Sales rank:
558,473
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 1.00(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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