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Sigmund Freud - The Essentials of Psycho-Analysis (New Paperback)

SKU B001418
  • Format : Thick New Paperback.
  • Condition : New
  • Category : Non-Fiction - Health, Medicine, Psychology & Self-Help
  • Published : First Published 1986 (This Ed. 2005 - Vintage Classics)
  • ISBN : 9780099483649
  • SKU : B001418
  • PPC : SP480gm
  • RRP : £14.99
  • Quantity Available : 1 only.

In this selection of her father's writings Anna Freud has defined and included, in a single volume, the essential, irreducible elements of psychoanalysis.

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.

The Essentials of Psycho-analysis is the definitive collection of Sigmund Freud's writing. It covers the themes that Freud explored in his work from the meaning of dreams and the concept of the unconscious, instinctual and sexual life to the structure of the personality.

Beautifully written and endlessly fascinating, the pieces collected here are the perfect guide to the principle concepts of psycho-analysis.