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    DescriptionFreud's seminal volume of twentieth-century cultural thought grounded in psychoanalytic theory, now with a new introduction by Christopher Hitchens. Written in the decade before Freud's death, Civilization and Its Discontents may be his most famous and most brilliant work. It has been praised, dissected, lambasted, interpreted, and reinterpreted. Originally published in 1930, it seeks to answer several questions fundamental to human society and its organization: What influences led to the creation of civilization? Why and how did it come to be? What determines civilization's trajectory? Freud's theories on the effect of the knowledge of death on human existence and the birth of art are central to his work. Of the various English translations of Freud's major works to appear in his lifetime, only Norton's Standard Edition, under the general editorship of James Strachey, was authorized by Freud himself. This new edition includes both an introduction by the renowned cultural critic and writer Christopher Hitchens as well as Peter Gay's classic biographical note on Freud.


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    Title
    Civilization and Its Discontents
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Sigmund Freud, By (author) Christopher Hitchens, By (author) James Strachey, By (author) Peter Gay
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 186
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 206 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 159 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780393304510
    ISBN 10: 0393304515
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: PSY
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: JM
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S2.3
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    Ingram Subject Code: PS
    Libri: I-PS
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    BISAC V2.8: PSY026000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25360
    LC subject heading:
    B&T General Subject: 670
    DC22: 150.1952
    B&T Approval Code: A12420000, A12423000
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 150.19/52
    LC classification: BF173 .F682 2010
    Thema V1.0: JMAF
    Edition statement
    Re-issue
    Publisher
    WW Norton & Co
    Imprint name
    WW Norton & Co
    Publication date
    08 September 2010
    Publication City/Country
    New York