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    DescriptionFreud was fascinated by the mysteries of creativity and the imagination. The groundbreaking works that comprise "The Uncanny" present some of his most influential explorations of the mind. In these pieces Freud investigates the vivid but seemingly trivial childhood memories that often "screen" deeply uncomfortable desires; the links between literature and daydreaming; and our intensely mixed feelings about things we experience as "uncanny." Also included is Freud's celebrated study of Leonardo Da Vinci-his first exercise in psychobiography.


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    Title
    Uncanny, the
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Sigmund Freud
    Physical properties
    Format: Book
    Number of pages: 240
    Width: 127 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 408 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780142437476
    ISBN 10: 0142437476
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25320
    BIC E4L: PSY
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S2.3
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Subject Code: PS
    Libri: I-PS
    BIC subject category V2: JMAF
    BISAC V2.8: PSY026000
    LC subject heading:
    B&T General Subject: 670
    DC22: 150.1952
    DC21: 150.1952
    BISAC V2.8: PSY015000
    B&T Approval Code: A12423000
    DC22: 150.19/52
    LC classification: BF109.F75 A5 2003
    Thema V1.0: JMAF
    Publisher
    Penguin Books
    Imprint name
    Penguin Books
    Publication date
    04 February 2008
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    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
    Review quote
    "[Freud] ultimately did more for our understanding of art than any other writer since Aristotle." (Lionel Trilling)