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The Interpretation of Dreams: The Complete and Definitive Text
     

The Interpretation of Dreams: The Complete and Definitive Text

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by Sigmund Freud
 

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ISBN-10: 0465019773

ISBN-13: 9780465019779

Pub. Date: 02/23/2010

Publisher: Basic Books


What are the most common dreams and why do we have them? What does a dream about death mean? What do dreams of swimming, failing, or flying symbolize?

First published by Sigmund Freud in 1899, The Interpretation of Dreams considers why we dream and what it means in the larger picture of our psychological lives. Delving into theories of manifest and latent

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What are the most common dreams and why do we have them? What does a dream about death mean? What do dreams of swimming, failing, or flying symbolize?

First published by Sigmund Freud in 1899, The Interpretation of Dreams considers why we dream and what it means in the larger picture of our psychological lives. Delving into theories of manifest and latent dream content, the special language of dreams, dreams as wish fulfillments, the significance of childhood experiences, and much more, Freud, widely considered the “father of psychoanalysis,” thoroughly and thoughtfully examines dream psychology. Encompassing dozens of case histories and detailed analyses of actual dreams, this landmark text presents Freud's legendary work as a tool for comprehending our sleeping experiences.

Renowned for translating Freud's German writings into English, James Strachey—with the assistance of Anna Freud—first published this edition in 1953. Incorporating all textual alterations made by Freud over a period of thirty years, it remains the most complete translation of the work in print.

Completely redesigned and available for the first time in trade paperback

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780465019779
Publisher:
Basic Books
Publication date:
02/23/2010
Pages:
688
Sales rank:
99,534
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.50(d)
Age Range:
13 - 18 Years

Table of Contents

Editor'S Introduction xi

Preface to the First Edition xxiii

Preface to the Second Edition xxv

Preface to the Third Edition xxvii

Preface to the Fourth Edition xxviii

Preface to the Fifth Edition xxix

Preface to the Sixth Edition xxix

Preface to the Eighth Edition xxxi

Preface to the Third (Revised) English Edition xxxii

I The Scientific Literature Dealing With the Problems of Dreams 35

(a) The Relation of Dreams to Waking Life 41

(b) The Material of Dreams-Memory in Dreams 44

(c) The Stimuli and Sources of Dreams 54

(1) External Sensory Stimuli 55

(2) Internal (Subjective) Sensory Excitations 62

(3) Internal Organic Somatic Stimuli 65

(4) Psychical Sources of Stimulation 70

(d) Why Dreams Are Forgotten After Waking 73

(e) The Distinguishing Psychological Characteristics of Dreams 77

(f) The Moral Sense in Dreams 93

(g) Theories of Dreaming and Its Function 101

(h) The Relation Between Dreams and Mental Diseases 113

Postscript, 1909 118

Postscript, 1914 120

II The Method of Interpreting Dreams: An Analysis of a Specimen Dream 121

III A Dream is the Fulfilment of a Wish 147

IV Distortion in Dreams 159

V The Material and Sources of Dreams 187

(a) Recent and Indifferent Material in Dreams 188

(b) Infantile Material as a Source of Dreams 211

(c) The Somatic Sources of Dreams 240

(d) Typical Dreams 259

(?) Embarrassing Dreams of Being Naked 260

(?) Dreams of the Death of Persons of Whom the Dreamer Is Fond 266

(?) Other Typical Dreams 288

(?) Examination Dreams 291

VI The Dream-Work 295

(a) The Work of Condensation 296

(b) The Work of Displacement 322

(c) The Means of Representation in Dreams 326

(d) Considerations of Representability 353

(e) Representation by Symbols in Dreams-Some Further Typical Dreams 363

(f) Some Examples-Calculations and Speeches in Dreams 414

(g) Absurd Dreams-Intellectual Activity in Dreams 434

(h) Affects in Dreams 466

(i) Secondary Revision 493

VII The Psychology of the Dream-Processes 513

(a) The Forgetting of Dreams 516

(b) Regression 535

(c) Wish-Fulfilment 550

(d) Arousal by Dreams-The Function of Dreams-Anxiety-Dreams 572

(e) The Primary and Secondary Processes-Repression 585

(f) The Unconscious and Consciousness-Reality 605

Appendix A A Premonitory Dream Fulfilled 617

Appendix B List of Writings by Freud Dealing Predominantly or Largely with Dreams 621

Additional Notes 623

Bibliography

(a) Author Index and List of Works Quoted 625

(b) List of Works on Dreams Published Before 1900 647

Index Of Dreams

(a) Freud's Own Dreams 653

(b) Other People's Dreams 654

General Index 657

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The Interpretation of Dreams 2.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 20 reviews.
Stella_Harper More than 1 year ago
This edition of Freud's landmark work is as much an elegant and beautiful art book as it is a guide to dream-interpretation. The pairing of fine art with psychoanalytic theory provides an incredible new angle through which to read the text. Surrealist masterpieces, contemporary art, and works by pre-Freudian artists who anticipated Freud's themes, are beautifully reproduced in this volume. The unique and clever hidden essays, by general editor Jefferey Moussaieff Masson, literally suggest an uncovering and revealing exercise that mirrors the delving process of exploring one's unconscious. Masson skillfully muses over and explains the book's major concepts while also scrutinizing the limitations, contradictions, and errors of Freud's work. This book is as compelling as it is outstanding and should be on everyone's coffee table.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The interpretation of dreams is a wonderful book. However i was unable to enjoy the e-book because all of the pages were jumbled nonsense letters. Very upsetting. Oh, well. Guess i'll stick with paper.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The pages were so tiny & the book had so much extra jumbled text it was unreadable.
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The whole thing it ustter gibberish, dont waste your time with it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Too many extra characters and i can generally figure out the main ideas. Not so in this case.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The reviews on the front page gives 4 & 1/2 stars, i wonder why? Its nothing but a bunch of jibberish. Glad this was the free version.....
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well i dont know if i am crazy or blind or if this book isnt english and considering all the reviews are in english and good i am very confused : (
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AlaskaDan More than 1 year ago
This version is absolutely unreadable on all pages which I checked. Apparently the ocr didn't work.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
It was a work of genius, but I felt he missed the overall target...at least he paved the way for such a target to be reached. It is an important book for philosophers and psychologist alike.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
All of the words were jumbled and it was barely even a nook. 800 pages of nonsense. Please don't waste your time with this ebook.