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Delusion and Dream

Barnes & Noble Digital Library

by Sigmund Freud Author · Helen M. Downey Translator


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In Wilhelm Jensen's 1903 novel Gravida, an archaeologist becomes obsessed with a woman depicted in an ancient bas-relief—who he then pursues in his dreams. Freud's reading of the novel finds parallels and similarities to his own conception of the psychology of dreams, and sees in Jensen's hero unresolved feelings for a childhood playmate. This volume prints Jensen's novel in full, followed by Freud's profound, book-length essay.

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Sigmund Freud (Author)

Sigmund Freud (1856-1939) was the founder of the psychoanalytic school of psychology. One of the most influential figures of twentieth century thought, Freud won followers and made enemies with his bold theories of the unconscious and the importan...

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