The Complete Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud: "An Infantile Neurosis" and Other Works v.17

The Complete Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud: "An Infantile Neurosis" and Other Works v.17


By (author) Sigmund Freud, Edited by James Strachey

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  • Publisher: VINTAGE
  • Format: Paperback | 320 pages
  • Dimensions: 126mm x 196mm x 26mm | 281g
  • Publication date: 1 October 2001
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0099426722
  • ISBN 13: 9780099426721
  • Illustrations note: illustrations port.
  • Sales rank: 112,900

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An Infantile Neurosis and Other Works (1917 - 1919). This collection of twenty-four volumes is the first full paperback publication of the standard edition of The Complete Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud in English. Includes: From the History of an Infantile Neurosis (1914). On Transformations of Instinct as Exemplified in Anal Eroticism (1917). A Difficulty in the Path of Psycho-Analysis (1917). A Childhood Recollection from Dichtung Und Wahrheit (1917). Lines of Advance in Psycho-Analytic Therapy (1918). On the Teachings of Psycho-Analysis in Universities (1918). 'A Child is Being Beaten': A Contribution to the Study of the Origins of Sexual Perversions (1919). Introduction to Psycho-Analysis and the War Neuroses (1919). The 'Uncanny' (1919). Preface to Reik's Ritual: Psycho-Analytic Studies (1919). Shorter Writings (1919).

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Sigmund Freud (1856-1939) was born in Moravia. 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. Freud's life was uneventful, but his ideas have shaped not only many specialist disciplines, but the whole intellectual climate of the twentieth century.

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"He was possessed of exceptional literary gifts. There can be no question that he was a great writer: to read him is to be beguiled by him... His influence on all of us was enormous, and it would be as impossible to return to a pre-Freudian way of thinking as to return to a pre-heliocentric theory of the solar system" The Times