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Civilization and Its Discontents

Sigmund Freud


ISBN: 9780393304510
ANNOTATION:
Freud's seminal volume of 20th-century cultural thought grounded in psychoanalytic theory, now with a new Introduction by Christopher Hitchens.
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ISBN: 9780393304510
ANNOTATION:
Freud's seminal volume of 20th-century cultural thought grounded in psychoanalytic theory, now with a new Introduction by Christopher Hitchens.

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Freud's seminal volume of 20th-century cultural thought grounded in psychoanalytic theory, now with a new Introduction by Christopher Hitchens.

Publisher Description

Written in the decade before Freud s death, Civilization and Its Discontents may be his most famous and most brilliant work. It has been praised, dissected, lambasted, interpreted, and reinterpreted. Originally published in 1930, it seeks to answer several questions fundamental to human society and its organization: What influences led to the creation of civilization? Why and how did it come to be? What determines civilization s trajectory? Freud s theories on the effect of the knowledge of death on human existence and the birth of art are central to his work. Of the various English translations of Freud s major works to appear in his lifetime, only Norton s Standard Edition, under the general editorship of James Strachey, was authorized by Freud himself. This new edition includes both an introduction by the renowned cultural critic and writer Christopher Hitchens as well as Peter Gay s classic biographical note on Freud.

Author Biography

Sigmund Freud (1856-1939) is one of the twentieth century's greatest minds and the founder of the psychoanalytic school of psychology. His many works include The Ego and the Id; An Outline of Psycho-Analysis; Inhibitions; Symptoms and Anxiety; New Introductory Lectures on Psycho-Analysis; Civilization and Its Discontent, and others.

Product Details

Author
Sigmund Freud
Short Title
CIVILIZATION & ITS DISCONTENTS
Publisher
W. W. Norton & Company
Language
English
ISBN-10
0393304515
ISBN-13
9780393304510
Media
Book
Format
Paperback
Pages
186
Residence
US
Translator
James Strachey
Year
2010
Publication Date
2010-08-19
Audience
General/Trade