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The Freud Reader

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ISBN: 9780099577119    Publisher: Random House Year of publishing: 2005     Format:  Paperback No of Pages: 880        Language: English
Freudian thought permeates virtually every aspect of 20th century life. To understand Freud is to explore not only his scientific papers but also his vivid writings on art, literature, politics, religion...Read more
Freudian thought permeates virtually every aspect of 20th century life. To understand Freud is to explore not only his scientific papers but also his vivid writings on art, literature, politics, religion and culture. THE FREUD READER is the first single-volume work to bring together in accessible form Freud's ideas as a scientist, humanist, doctor and philosopher. It contains fifty-one key texts, spanning Freud's entire career from early case histories through his work on dreams, essays on sexuality, and on to his late writings, including CIVILIZATION AND ITS DISCONTENTS.
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About the author: Peter Gay
Peter Gay's first volume of his two-volume work, 'The Enlightenment: An Interpretation', won a National Book Award, and his bestselling 'Freud: A Life... Read more
Peter Gay's first volume of his two-volume work, 'The Enlightenment: An Interpretation', won a National Book Award, and his bestselling 'Freud: A Life for Our Time 'was finalist for the National Book Award. His other numerous works include studies on the eighteenth century, 'Voltaire's Politics' and 'The Party of Humanity', and essays on the writing of history, 'Style in History' and 'Art and Act'. The recipient of Guggenheim and Rockefeller Foundation Fellowships, and Overseas fellowship at Churchill College, Cambridge, and the Heineken Prize for Historical Study, Peter Gay is Sterling Professor of History at Yale University.
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Freudian thought permeates virtually every aspect of 20th century life. To understand Freud is to explore not only his scientific papers but also his vivid writings on art, literature, politics,...Read more
Freudian thought permeates virtually every aspect of 20th century life. To understand Freud is to explore not only his scientific papers but also his vivid writings on art, literature, politics, religion and culture. The Freud Reader is the first single-volume work to bring together in accessible form Freud's ideas as a scientist, humanist, doctor and philosopher. It contains fifty-one key texts, spanning Freud's entire career from early case histories through his work on dreams, essays on sexuality, and on to his late writings, including Civilisation and Its Discontents.
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