The Interpretation of Dreams: Sigmund Freud

The Interpretation of Dreams

Sigmund Freud

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ISBN10: 1539061205 ISBN13: 9781539061205 Contributors: Freud, Sigmund Publisher: Createspace Indie Pub Platform Published: Sep 24 2016 Pages: 326 Height: 11.00" Width: 8.50" Depth: 0.74" Language: English

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The Interpretation of Dreams Sigmund Freud Translated by A. A. Brill The Interpretation of Dreams (German: Die Traumdeutung) is an 1899 book by psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud, in which Freud introduces his theory of the unconscious with respect to dream interpretation, and discusses what would later become the theory of the Oedipus complex. Dreams, in Freud's view, are all forms of "wish fulfillment" - attempts by the unconscious to resolve a conflict of some sort, whether something recent or something from the recesses of the past (later in Beyond the Pleasure Principle, Freud would discuss dreams which do not appear to be wish-fulfillment). Because the information in the unconscious is in an unruly and often disturbing form, a "censor" in the preconscious will not allow it to pass unaltered into the conscious. During dreams, the preconscious is more lax in this duty than in waking hours, but is still attentive: as such, the unconscious must distort and warp the meaning of its information to make it through the censorship. As such, images in dreams are often not what they appear to be, according to Freud, and need deeper interpretation if they are to inform on the structures of the unconscious.

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