Back to Freud's Texts: Making Silent Documents Speak

Hardcover | November 24, 1996

byIlse Grubrich-SimitisTranslated byPhilip Slotkin

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Blazing a trail unprecedented in Freud research, Ilse Grubrich-Simitis turns to Freud's original manuscripts to provide a fresh and authentic view of his methods of working, his psychological states, the events of his life, and the development of his thinking. This book is at once a study of Freud's creativity, an authoritative commentary on previously unexplored aspects of his life and work, and an important reference on his own texts.

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This book blazes a trail in Freud research. Ilse Grubrich-Simitis, a prominent authority on Freud, examines and deciphers Freud's original manuscripts - which had remained disregarded for decades. From these she analyzes Freud's method of working and points out what the writings reveal of his psychological states, the events in his lif...

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Blazing a trail unprecedented in Freud research, Ilse Grubrich-Simitis turns to Freud's original manuscripts to provide a fresh and authentic view of his methods of working, his psychological states, the events of his life, and the development of his thinking. This book is at once a study of Freud's creativity, an authoritative comment...

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This book blazes a trail in Freud research. Ilse Grubrich-Simitis, a prominent authority on Freud, examines and deciphers Freud's original manuscripts - which had remained disregarded for decades. From these she analyzes Freud's method of working and points out what the writings reveal of his psychological states, the events in his lif...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:348 pages, 9.25 × 6.13 × 0.98 inPublished:November 24, 1996Publisher:Yale University Press

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ISBN - 10:0300066317

ISBN - 13:9780300066319

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This book blazes a trail in Freud research. Ilse Grubrich-Simitis, a prominent authority on Freud, examines and deciphers Freud's original manuscripts - which had remained disregarded for decades. From these she analyzes Freud's method of working and points out what the writings reveal of his psychological states, the events in his life, and the development of his thinking over time. The book is at once a study of Freud's creativity as a scientist and writer, an important reference on the texts themselves, and a commentary on previously unexplored aspects of Freud's life and work. Examining many hitherto unknown texts, Grubrich-Simitis provides a fresh and authentic picture of the discoverer of the unconscious at work: observing, listening to his patients, gathering the raw material for his oeuvre, fantasizing, drawing conclusions, drafting, rewriting, and correcting. She refutes the legend of the facility of Freud's production, for the notes, drafts, fair copies, and variants she identifies bear witness to the fact that almost every work actually came into being