The Interpretation of Dreams

The Interpretation of Dreams One hundred years ago Sigmund Freud published The Interpretations of Dreams a book that like Darwin s The Origin of Species revolutionized our understanding of human nature Now this groundbreaking

  • Title: The Interpretation of Dreams
  • Author: Sigmund Freud Joyce Crick Ritchie Robertson
  • ISBN: 9780192823526
  • Page: 222
  • Format: Paperback
  • One hundred years ago Sigmund Freud published The Interpretations of Dreams, a book that, like Darwin s The Origin of Species , revolutionized our understanding of human nature Now this groundbreaking new translation the first to be based on the original text published in November 1899 brings us a readable, accurate, and coherent picture of Freud s masterpOne hundred years ago Sigmund Freud published The Interpretations of Dreams, a book that, like Darwin s The Origin of Species, revolutionized our understanding of human nature Now this groundbreaking new translation the first to be based on the original text published in November 1899 brings us a readable, accurate, and coherent picture of Freud s masterpiece.The first edition of The Interpretation of Dreams is much shorter than its subsequent editions each time the text was reissued, from 1909 onwards, Freud added to it The most significant, and in many ways the most unfortunate addition, is a 50 page section devoted to the kind of mechanical reading of dream symbolism long objects equal male genitalia, etc that has gained popular currency and partially obscured Freud s profound insights into dreams In the original version presented here, Freud s emphasis falls clearly on the use of words in dreams and on the difficulty of deciphering them Without the strata of later additions, readers will find here a clearer development of Freud s central ideas of dream as wish fulfillment, of the dream s manifest and latent content, of the retelling of dreams as a continuation of the dreamwork, and much Joyce Crick s translation is lighter and faster moving than previous versions, enhancing the sense of dialogue with the reader, one of Freud s stylistic strengths, and allowing us to follow Freud s theory as it evolved through difficult cases, apparently intractable counter examples, and fascinating analyses of Freud s own dreams.The restoration of Freud s classic is a major event, giving us in a sense a new work by one of this century most startling, original, and influential thinkers.

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    1. Freud was an Austrian neurologist and the founder of psychoanalysis, who created an entirely new approach to the understanding of the human personality He is regarded as one of the most influential and controversial minds of the 20th century.Sigismund later changed to Sigmund Freud was born on 6 May 1856 in Freiberg, Moravia now Pribor in the Czech Republic His father was a merchant The family moved to Leipzig and then settled in Vienna, where Freud was educated Freud s family were Jewish but he was himself non practising.In 1873, Freud began to study medicine at the University of Vienna After graduating, he worked at the Vienna General Hospital He collaborated with Josef Breuer in treating hysteria by the recall of painful experiences under hypnosis In 1885, Freud went to Paris as a student of the neurologist Jean Charcot On his return to Vienna the following year, Freud set up in private practice, specialising in nervous and brain disorders The same year he married Martha Bernays, with whom he had six children.Freud developed the theory that humans have an unconscious in which sexual and aggressive impulses are in perpetual conflict for supremacy with the defences against them In 1897, he began an intensive analysis of himself In 1900, his major work The Interpretation of Dreams was published in which Freud analysed dreams in terms of unconscious desires and experiences.In 1902, Freud was appointed Professor of Neuropathology at the University of Vienna, a post he held until 1938 Although the medical establishment disagreed with many of his theories, a group of pupils and followers began to gather around Freud In 1910, the International Psychoanalytic Association was founded with Carl Jung, a close associate of Freud s, as the president Jung later broke with Freud and developed his own theories.After World War One, Freud spent less time in clinical observation and concentrated on the application of his theories to history, art, literature and anthropology In 1923, he published The Ego and the Id , which suggested a new structural model of the mind, divided into the id, the ego and the superego.In 1933, the Nazis publicly burnt a number of Freud s books In 1938, shortly after the Nazis annexed Austria, Freud left Vienna for London with his wife and daughter Anna.Freud had been diagnosed with cancer of the jaw in 1923, and underwent than 30 operations He died of cancer on 23 September 1939.

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    1. Wait a second Why did I even pick up this book Wasn t Freud like insane Wasn t he absolutely and helplessly fixated on sex Does he or does he not, label developmental stages words such as anal Oh, that s right, I major in psychology Typical lunatics, us psych majors.It saddens me, that unless you have taken psychology courses or have done a fair amount of research into the field, you hold a very narrow view of Dr Sigmund Freud A doctor, with a medical degree from the University of Vienna, Freud [...]

    2. I enjoyed reading Freud s book When he speaks about dreams and their interpretation, I am reminded of a microfiction I had published years ago where the editor told me it was the weirdest story he has ever read and that a Freudian psychoanalyst would have a field day interpreting Here it is below If anyone would care to offer an interpretation according to Freud or any other school of psychoanalysis, I m sure you could have some fun The Roof DancerSidney and Sam, identical twins, crackerjack roo [...]

    3. This was a much interesting book than I thought it might be The nature of dreams is something that is hard not to find fascinating The thing is that we spend quite a bit of time dreaming not the third of our lives we spend sleeping, but enough time to make us wonder why we dream at all It seems incomprehensible that our dreams would be completely meaningless But then, they can be so bizarre it is hard to know just what they might mean Freud starts with a quick run through how dreams have been i [...]

    4. Die Traumdeutung The Interpretation of Dreams, Sigmund Freud 1328 55 19 1342 462 1378 1382 9649067981 1382 885 9643056732 1383 1384 1386 1387 1388 1389 1393 9789643056735 1393 436 9786002531810 1394 567 9786001301100

    5. A major book of 1900 as one of the possible approaches to the world of dreams Freud starts with Aristotle and the demoniac view then, the biblical approach viewing dreams as Divine inspiration Next, he proceeds with a very exhaustive sample of dreams of his own, of historical characters Napoleon I, Xerxes or from his patients or friends to illustrate prove his point dreams are the fulfillment of unconscious desires though absurd they may look, they are meaningful, they can be interpreted This ab [...]

    6. Is it just me, or was ol Mr Freud the biggest perv in the world of psychology Don t get me wrong, this is an interesting read from a historical perspective, but it s so difficult to take seriously It s also very dated and seems to follow the average family of the time, without taking into account anyone who doesn t fit into what was proper back then.

    7. Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud is filled with Freud s theories about the connections between dreams and real life that he has discovered through his research Freud covers everything from the content within dreams to the strategies needed to interpret them, as well as diving in to the finer aspects such as memory in dreams and connections to everyday life Freud often quotes the extensive research that has already been done in the field of the analysis of dreams but points out that all [...]

    8. Written with scientific denseness, but lacks scientific rigor or clarity Can be tedious, vague and confusing Freud will say he s going to do something like not use personal examples only to forget he said that and do it anyway Or he ll acknowledge the flaw with his approach and then do nothing to correct it which is better than not admitting it, I guess For example, he uses his patients, neurotics , for analysis and comments on how how that makes his conclusions not drawn from a representative s [...]

    9. This was one of those books I tried to read on my own back as a young college student It wasn t a part of any coursework, so I didn t have anyone to help tie it to larger ideas If I remember, I think I ended up making my own wacky meaning out of it which was some sort of Jungian collective UNCS thing or another But then I re read it in grad school in the context of Freud s other work and it began to make a bit sense I liked his hypothetical primal language because it suggests the existence of s [...]

    10. Whatever you think of Sigmund Freud s theories, you have to admit that at least in English translation he is a very good and persuasive writer That he was a very important influence on the history of the 20th century is an understatement, particularly since his nephew, Edward Bernays, is known as the Inventor of Advertising.Bernays essentially created the consumer culture that has dominated the US and much of the Western world for the last 80 years or so He did so by changing the basis by which [...]

    11. This is one of the books that helped me understand Freud s genius, as well as the value of psychoanalysis It hurts me so that fewer and fewer people want to understand or appreciate Freud Yes, I realize that the Freudian perspective, especially on things like dream interpretation, has limited value in non Western cultures, and that for some, dream interpretation itself may not be the most insightful way to understand the subconscious.Still come on This book changed Europe, and the course of hist [...]

    12. The Interpretation of Dreams stands as a unique and classic work in the history of psychology Originally published in German under the title Die Traumdeutung in November of 1899,the book outlines Freud s belief that dreams are highly symbolic, containing both overt meanings manifest content as well as underlying, unconscious thoughts latent content Dreams, he suggested, are our unconscious wishes, especially sexual ones, in disguise.Freud s analysis of patients led him to the belief that neurose [...]

    13. The Interpretation of Dream in this case the eighth and last edition published in 1930 , a theory on the possible meaning and construction of dreams written by Sigmund Freud early in 1899, is the first psychological philosophical book I ve read, and it is most definitely the most difficult book I ve ever come across in my life so difficult, in fact, that the author even states that he doesn t expect his readers to understand his theories, and admits to their utter complex nature Chapter 7E This [...]

    14. while freud certainly broke open the egg of the unconscious for all to marvel, it s probably a cliche these days to say that these early interpretations of various dream states are rather clumsy nonetheless, that s how i see them what freud failed to realize is that the author of the dream alone is the one that holds the key to meaning, and that outside sources, while being able to guide the subject to discover their own readings, can never offer a meaning that is free from their own bias and vi [...]

    15. Even if many of his theories have been surpassed or discredited by modern psychology, no one can diminish Freud s massive influence on Western culture and literature Whether are not any of his theories are true or not is besides the point With this in mind, I decided to read The Interpretation of Dreams in order to experience Freud s work directly While there were many interesting elements in his work, overall I found it nearly impossible to read I repeatedly lost the thread of Freud s arguments [...]

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