Penguin Freud Reader

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Bringing together the key writings from every stage of Freud’s career to offer an introduction to his life and work, this collection presents essential ideas of psychoanalytic theory, including Freud’s explanations of such concepts as the Id, Ego and Super-Ego, the Death Instinct and Pleasure Principle.

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Here are the essential ideas of psychoanalytic theory, including Freud’s explanations of such concepts as the Id, Ego and Super-Ego, the Death Instinct and Pleasure Principle, along with classic case studies like that of the Wolf Man.

Adam Phillips’s marvellous selection provides an ideal overview of Freud’s thought in all its extraordinary ambition and variety. Psychoanalysis may be known as the ‘talking cure’, yet it is also and profoundly, a way of reading. Here we can see Freud’s writings as readings and listenings, deciphering the secrets of the mind, finding words for desires that have never found expression. Much more than this, however, The Penguin Freud Reader presents a compelling reading of life as we experience it today, and a way in to the work of one of the most haunting writers of the modern age.

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Weight 0.404 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 2.5 cm
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Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

570

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

150.1952 (edition:22)

Readership

College – higher education / Code: F