The Interpretation of Dreams

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  • Copyright: 2010-02-23
  • Publisher: Basic Books

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What are the most common dreams and why do we have them? What does a dream about death mean? What do dreams of swimming, failing, or flying symbolize?First published by Sigmund Freud in 1899,The Interpretation of Dreamsconsiders why we dream and what it means in the larger picture of our psychological lives. Delving into theories of manifest and latent dream content, the special language of dreams, dreams as wish fulfillments, the significance of childhood experiences, and much more, Freud, widely considered the "father of psychoanalysis," thoroughly and thoughtfully examines dream psychology. Encompassing dozens of case histories and detailed analyses of actual dreams, this landmark text presents Freud's legendary work as a tool for comprehending our sleeping experiences.Renowned for translating Freud's German writings into English, James Stracheywith the assistance of Anna Freudfirst published this edition in 1953. Incorporating all textual alterations made by Freud over a period of thirty years, it remains the most complete translation of the work in print.Completely redesigned and available for the first time in trade paperback

Author Biography

Sigmund Freud (1856-1939) was a clinical neurologist living and practicing in Vienna. His ground breaking theories of the id, ego, and super-ego of the mind continue to be studied throughout the world.

Table of Contents

Editor'S Introductionp. xi
Preface to the First Editionp. xxiii
Preface to the Second Editionp. xxv
Preface to the Third Editionp. xxvii
Preface to the Fourth Editionp. xxviii
Preface to the Fifth Editionp. xxix
Preface to the Sixth Editionp. xxix
Preface to the Eighth Editionp. xxxi
Preface to the Third (Revised) English Editionp. xxxii
The Scientific Literature Dealing With the Problems of Dreamsp. 35
The Relation of Dreams to Waking Lifep. 41
The Material of Dreams-Memory in Dreamsp. 44
The Stimuli and Sources of Dreamsp. 54
External Sensory Stimulip. 55
Internal (Subjective) Sensory Excitationsp. 62
Internal Organic Somatic Stimulip. 65
Psychical Sources of Stimulationp. 70
Why Dreams Are Forgotten After Wakingp. 73
The Distinguishing Psychological Characteristics of Dreamsp. 77
The Moral Sense in Dreamsp. 93
Theories of Dreaming and Its Functionp. 101
The Relation Between Dreams and Mental Diseasesp. 113
Postscript, 1909p. 118
Postscript, 1914p. 120
The Method of Interpreting Dreams: An Analysis of a Specimen Dreamp. 121
A Dream is the Fulfilment of a Wishp. 147
Distortion in Dreamsp. 159
The Material and Sources of Dreamsp. 187
Recent and Indifferent Material in Dreamsp. 188
Infantile Material as a Source of Dreamsp. 211
The Somatic Sources of Dreamsp. 240
Typical Dreamsp. 259
Embarrassing Dreams of Being Nakedp. 260
Dreams of the Death of Persons of Whom the Dreamer Is Fondp. 266
Other Typical Dreamsp. 288
Examination Dreamsp. 291
The Dream-Workp. 295
The Work of Condensationp. 296
The Work of Displacementp. 322
The Means of Representation in Dreamsp. 326
Considerations of Representabilityp. 353
Representation by Symbols in Dreams-Some Further Typical Dreamsp. 363
Some Examples-Calculations and Speeches in Dreamsp. 414
Absurd Dreams-Intellectual Activity in Dreamsp. 434
Affects in Dreamsp. 466
Secondary Revisionp. 493
The Psychology of the Dream-Processesp. 513
The Forgetting of Dreamsp. 516
Regressionp. 535
Wish-Fulfilmentp. 550
Arousal by Dreams-The Function of Dreams-Anxiety-Dreamsp. 572
The Primary and Secondary Processes-Repressionp. 585
The Unconscious and Consciousness-Realityp. 605
A Premonitory Dream Fulfilledp. 617
List of Writings by Freud Dealing Predominantly or Largely with Dreamsp. 621
Additional Notesp. 623
Author Index and List of Works Quotedp. 625
List of Works on Dreams Published Before 1900p. 647
Index Of Dreams
Freud's Own Dreamsp. 653
Other People's Dreamsp. 654
General Indexp. 657
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