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    DescriptionHysteria--the tormenting of the body by the troubled mind--is among the most pervasive of human disorders; yet, at the same time, it is the most elusive. Freud's recognition that hysteria stemmed from traumas in the patient's past transformed the way we think about sexuality. Studies in Hysteria is one of the founding texts of psychoanalysis, revolutionizing our understanding of love, desire, and the human psyche. As full of compassionate human interest as of scientific insight, these case histories are also remarkable, revelatory works of literature.

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    Studies in Hysteria
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Sigmund Freud, By (author) Joseph Breuer, Translated by Nicola Luckhurst, Introduction by Professor Rachel Bowlby
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 315
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 200 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 249 g
    ISBN 13: 9780142437490
    ISBN 10: 0142437492

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BISAC V2.8: PHI000000
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Subject Code: PS
    Libri: I-PS
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25350
    BISAC V2.8: PSY026000
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    B&T General Subject: 670
    BISAC V2.8: PSY020000
    B&T Approval Code: A12420000
    BISAC V2.8: PSY022000
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 616.8524, 616.85/24
    LC classification: RC532 .F73813 2004
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    BISAC V2.8: PHI015000
    Penguin Group USA
    Imprint name
    Penguin Books
    Publication date
    29 June 2004
    Publication City/Country
    London, England
    Author Information
    Sigmund Freud was born in 1856 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. This began simply as a method of treating neurotic patients by investigating their minds, but it quickly grew into an accumulation of knowledge about the workings of the mind in general, whether sick or healthy. Freud was thus able to demonstrate the normal development of the sexual instinct in childhood and, largely on the basis of an examination of dreams, arrived at his fundamental discovery of the unconscious forces that influence our everyday thoughts and actions. Freud's life was uneventful, but his ideas have shaped not only many specialist disciplines, but the whole intellectual climate of the last half-century Nicola Luckhurst is a lecturer in literature at Goldsmith's College, University of London.