Sigmund Freud - The Essentials of Psycho-Analysis (New Paperback)
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.
- 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
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"He was possessed of exceptional literary gifts. There can be no question that he was a great writer: to read him is to be beguiled by him . . . his influence on all of us was enormous, and it would be as impossible to return to a pre-Freudian way of thinking as to return to a pre-heliocentric theory of the solar system" - The Times.
Sigmund Freud was an Austrian neurologist and the founder of psychoanalysis, a clinical method for treating psychopathology through dialogue between a patient and a psychoanalyst. Freud was born to Galician Jewish parents in the Moravian town of Freiberg, in the Austrian Empire.