Brill, who largely introduced psychoanalysis to America, published in volume in 1921. Drawn from his lectures, but designed for the general reader and student, the book employs straightforward prose to cover subjects such as the cathartic method, the psychology of forgetting, wit, dreams and their types, insanity, the only child, fairy tales, art, and the psychopathology of everyday life.
About the Author
Abraham Arden Brill (1874-1948) was an Austrian-born psychiatrist who immigrated to the United States at age thirteen. He graduated from New York University and earned his M.D. at Columbia University, teaching at both institutions later in life. After studying with Jung, he became a prominent spokesman for psychoanalysis. He translated most of Freud’s major works.