Modern Classics Joke And Its Relation To The Unconscious by Sigmund Freud

Modern Classics Joke And Its Relation To The Unconscious

bySigmund FreudForeword byJohn CareyTranslated byJoyce Crick

Paperback | November 26, 2002

not yet rated|write a review

Pricing and Purchase Info

$20.99

Earn 105 plum® points

Ships within 1-2 weeks

Ships free on orders over $25

Available in stores

about

Building on the crucial insight that jokes use many of the same mechanisms he had already discovered in dreams, Freud developed one of the richest and most comprehensive theories of humour that has ever been produced. Jokes, he argues, provide immense pleasure by allowing us to express many of our deepest sexual, aggressive and cynical thoughts and feelings which would otherwise remain repressed. In elaborating this central thesis, he brings together a dazzling set of puns, anecdotes, snappyone-liners, spoonerisms and beloved stories of Jewish beggars and marriage-brokers. Many remain highly amusing, while others throw a vivid light on the lost world of early twentieth-century Vienna.

About The Author

Sigmund Freud was born in 1856 and died in exile in London in 1939. As a writer and doctor he remains one of the great voices of the modern era.
The Interpretation of Dreams
The Interpretation of Dreams

by Sigmund Freud

$13.85$14.95

In stock online

Available in stores

Civilization And Its Discontents
Civilization And Its Discontents

by Sigmund Freud

$13.95

In stock online

Not available in stores

Shop this author

Details & Specs

Title:Modern Classics Joke And Its Relation To The UnconsciousFormat:PaperbackPublished:November 26, 2002Publisher:Penguin UkLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0141185546

ISBN - 13:9780141185545

Look for similar items by category:

Nearby Stores

We found 0 nearby stores

Customer Reviews of Modern Classics Joke And Its Relation To The Unconscious

Reviews