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On Murder, Mourning and Melancholia

Sigmund Freud


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PUBLISHED: 27th May 2004
ISBN: 9780141183794
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Written against a background of war and racism, this work sees a similarly self-destructive savagery underlying individual life in the modern age, which issues at times in self-harm and suicide.
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  • Paperback
    $22.40
PUBLISHED: 27th May 2004
ISBN: 9780141183794
ANNOTATION:
Written against a background of war and racism, this work sees a similarly self-destructive savagery underlying individual life in the modern age, which issues at times in self-harm and suicide.

Annotation

Written against a background of war and racism, this work sees a similarly self-destructive savagery underlying individual life in the modern age, which issues at times in self-harm and suicide.

Publisher Description

These works were written against a background of war and racism. Freud sought the sources of conflict in the deepest memories of humankind, finding clear continuities between our 'primitive' past and 'civilized' modernity. In Totem and Taboo he explores institutions of tribal life, tracing analogies between the rites of hunter-gatherers and the obsessions of urban-dwellers, while Mourning and Melancholia sees a similarly self-destructive savagery underlying individual life in the modern age, which issues at times in self-harm and suicide. And Freud's extraordinary letter to Einstein, Why War? - rejecting what he saw as the physicist's naive pacifism - sums up his unsparing view of history in a few profoundly pessimistic, yet grimly persuasive pages.

Author Biography

Sigmund Freud was born in 1856 and died in exile in London in 1939. As a writer and doctor he remains one of the informing voices of the twentieth century.

Product Details

Publisher
Penguin Books Ltd
Translator
Michael Hulse
ISBN-10
0141183799
ISBN-13
9780141183794
Format
Paperback
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Author
Sigmund Freud
Media
Book
Short Title
ON MURDER MOURNING & MELANCHOL
Language
English
Residence
US
Series
Penguin Modern Classics
Pages
288
Year
2004
Publication Date
2004-05-27
Audience
General/Trade