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    Civilization and its Discontents (Complete Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud) (Hardback) By (author) Sigmund Freud

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    DescriptionCivilization and Its Discontents may be Sigmund Freud's best-known work. Originally published in 1930, it seeks to answer ultimate questions: What influences led to the creation of civilization? How did it come to be? What determines its course? In this seminal volume of twentieth-century thought, Freud elucidates the contest between aggression, indeed the death drive, and its adversary eros. He speaks to issues of human creativity and fulfillment, the place of beauty in culture, and the effects of repression. Louis Menand, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Metaphysical Club, contributor to The New Yorker, and professor of English at Harvard University, reflects on the importance of this work in intellectual thought and why it has become such a landmark book for the history of ideas. Not available in hardcover for decades, this beautifully rendered anniversary edition will be a welcome addition to readers' shelves.

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    Civilization and its Discontents
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Sigmund Freud
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 192
    Width: 164 mm
    Height: 205 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 320 g
    ISBN 13: 9780393059953
    ISBN 10: 0393059952

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    DC22: 150.1952
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    DC22: 150.19/52
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15360
    BISAC V2.8: HIS039000
    LC classification: BF173 .F682 2005
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    Edition statement
    New edition
    WW Norton & Co
    Imprint name
    WW Norton & Co
    Publication date
    18 March 2005
    Publication City/Country
    New York