How to Read Freud

Author(s) : Josh Cohen

How to Read Freud

Book Details

  • Publisher : Granta
  • Published : 2005
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 128
  • Category :
    Popular Psychology
  • Category 2 :
  • Catalogue No : 21463
  • ISBN 13 : 9781862077638
  • ISBN 10 : 1862077630

Reviews and Endorsements

In this engaging introduction, Josh Cohen argues that Freud shows above all that any thought, word or action, however apparently trivial, can invite close reading. Indeed, it may be just this insight that makes psychoanalysis so many opponents. By reading - closely - short extracts from across Freud's work addressing the neuroses, the unconscious, words, death and (of course) sex, How to Read Freud brings out the paradoxical core of psychoanalytic thinking: our innermost truths only ever manifest themselves as distortions. Read attentively, our dreams, errors, jokes, symptoms, in short, our everyday lives, reveal us as masters of disguise, as unrecognisable to ourselves as to others.

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