ISBN: 9789352766895 Pages: 674 Size: 162 x 230 mm Weight: 550 gm.
About The Book
"The Interpretation of Dreams (1899) originally published in German as Die Traumdeutung is considered Sigmund Freudâ€™s masterpiece. According to Freud, dreams are manifestations of repressed desires, and have an underlying meaning. He suggests methods of interpreting dreams Ì¶ â€˜imaginary wish fulfillmentsâ€™ Ì¶ by exploring the process of dream formation in the absence of censorship, the role of the unconscious in this process, the distortions of subconscious desires in their transpositions in dreams, and more, through several case studies and his own dreams. He, thus, proposes the radical idea that the unconscious can be understood through an analysis of dreams.
In this seminal work, Freud also introduces the concept of â€˜Oedipus Complexâ€™, which was to become one of Freudâ€™s most controversial ideas.
The Interpretation of Dreams was reprinted seven times during Freudâ€™s lifetime, and has been the subject of much debate and speculation ever since."
About Sigmund Freud
SIGMUND FREUD, born on 6 May 1856, Freiberg, Moravia, Austrian
Empire, was a famous Austrian neurologist and arguably one of the most
significant contributors to the field of Psychology. He was the founder of
Psychoanalysis, a theory that influenced fields beyond Psychology and
dominated the 20th century consciousness.
Through Psychoanalysis, Freud introduced groundbreaking therapeutic
techniques such as free association and transference, and introduced
revolutionary concepts such as the theory of the unconscious and Oedipus
complex, which remains one of Freud's most controversial ideas. His major
works include Studies on Hysteria (1895), The Interpretation of Dreams
(1899), and Three Essays on the Theory of Sexuality (1905).
After the Nazi invasion of Austria, Freud had to flee to England. However,
his ideas and theories remained prevalent despite being challenged often
throughout the 20th century. Freud died on 23 September 1939, aged 83.