The Basic Writings of Sigmund Freud (Modern Library Series)

The Basic Writings of Sigmund Freud (Modern Library Series)


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The Basic Writings of Sigmund Freud (Modern Library Series) by Sigmund Freud

This classic edition of The Basic Writings of Sigmund Freud includes complete texts of six works that have profoundly influenced our understanding of human behavior. The Basic Writings of Sigmund Freud is presented here in the translation by Dr. A. A. Brill, who for almost forty years was the standard-bearer of Freudian theories in America.

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ISBN-13: 9780679601661
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 07/28/1995
Series: Modern Library Series
Pages: 973
Sales rank: 643,004
Product dimensions: 5.77(w) x 8.31(h) x 1.91(d)

About the Author

Sigmund Freud was born in 1856 in Moravia, Austrian Empire (now the Czech Republic). Between the ages of four and eighty-two his home was in Vienna; in 1938 Hitler's invasion of Austria forced him to seek asylum in London, where he died in the following year.His career began with several years of brilliant work on the anatomy and physiology of the nervous system. He was almost thirty when, after a period of study under Charcot in Paris, his interests first turned to psychology, and another ten years of clinical work in Vienna (at first in collaboration with Breuer, an older colleague) saw the birth of his creation, psychoanalysis. This began simply as a method of treating neurotic patients by investigating their minds, but it quickly grew into an accumulation of knowledge about the workings of the mind in general, whether sick or healthy. Freud was thus able to demonstrate the normal development of the sexual instinct in childhood and, largely on the basis of an examination of dreams, arrived at his fundamental discovery of the unconscious forces that influence our everyday thoughts and actions. Freud's life was uneventful, but his ideas have shaped not only many specialist disciplines, but the whole intellectual climate of the last half century.

A. A. Brill (1874–1948) was the standard-bearer of Freudian theories in America for almost forty years.

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The Basic Writings of Sigmund Freud (Modern Library Series) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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For anyone who wishes to own at least the basic writings of Frued, this is a must buy. This book contains all his famous basic essays.
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Any student of psychology must have this book in his collection. It contains Freud's greatest works, all masterfully translated by the great A. A. Brill. Contained in this volume are some of the most influential words ever written. Read the guy who changed the way the world thought, and then take a good look at yourself.