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The Essentials of Psycho-Analysis
Author: Sigmund Freud

ISBN: 9780099483649
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 608
Published: 2 June 2005
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9 x 3.8
A perfect introduction for the reader with no prior knowledge of the themes and concepts of psycho-analysis.

In this selection of her father's writings Anna Freud has defined and included, in a single volume, the essential, irreducible elements of psycho-analysis. She begins with the most appropriate of Freud's own introductory essays, The Question of Lay Analysis, and follows the sequence of themes that he adopted in that work: the meaning of dreams, the concept of the unconscious, instinctual and sexual life, the structure of the personality, defence mechanisms and symptom-formation. The result, with her own lucid commentaries supplementing her father's writing in the authorised translations by James Strachey, is a coherent, manageable and authoritative guide to the principal themes and concepts of psycho-analysis.

About the Author

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 severa...

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