Wit and Its Relation to the Unconscious

Wit and Its Relation to the Unconscious

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In Wit and Their Relation to the Unconscious, Freud claimed that "our enjoyment of the joke" indicates what is being repressed in more serious talk. Freud argues that the success of the joke depends upon a psychic economy, whereby the joke allows one to overcome inhibitions. According to Freud, understanding of joke technique is essential for understanding jokes and their relation to the unconscious, however, these techniques are what make a joke a joke. Freud also noted that the listener laughing really heartily at the joke will typically not be in the mood for investigating its technique.
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  • Paperback | 322 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 17mm | 431g
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1514328542
  • 9781514328545

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