The Psychopathology of Everyday Life
The most trivial slips of the tongue or pen, Freud believed, can reveal our secret ambitions, worries, and fantasies. The Psychopathology of Everyday Life ranks among his most enjoyable works. Starting with the story of how he once forgot the name of an Italian painter-and how a young acquaintance mangled a quotation from Virgil through fears that his girlfriend might be pregnant-it brings together a treasure trove of muddled memories, inadvertent actions, and verbal tangles. Amusing, moving, and deeply revealing of the repressed, hypocritical Viennese society of his day, Freud's dazzling interpretations provide the perfect introduction to psychoanalytic thinking in action.
Translated by Anthea Bell.
Introduction by Paul Keegan.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Zare - LibraryThing
Very interesting case collection – reader will most likely find himself in some of these cases (hopefully not those that can be considered as serious ones) because all cases presented are taken from ... Read full review
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I read this as a required reading in one of my classes in graduate school (which may have something to do with how I rated it). At the end of the book I was left wondering if anyone would ever suggest this book if the authors name wasn't Freud. Read full review
Forgetting Proper Names
Forgetting Foreign Words
Forgetting Names and Sequences of Words
On Childhood Memories and Screen Memories
Slips of the Tongue
Slips in Reading and Slips of the Pen
Forgetting Impressions and Intentions
Symptomatic and Fortuitous Actions
Determinism Belief in Chance and Superstition Some Points of View