The Psychopathology of Everyday Life

The Psychopathology of Everyday Life

By Sigmund Freud; Anthea Bell (Translator); Paul Keegan (Introduction by)

Penguin Books, Paperback, 9780142437438, 320pp.

Publication Date: June 24, 2003

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.
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About the Author
Sigmund Freud (1856-1939) is one of the twentieth century's greatest minds and the founder of the psychoanalytic school of psychology. His many works include The Ego and the Id; An Outline of Psycho-Analysis; Inhibitions; Symptoms and Anxiety; New Introductory Lectures on Psycho-Analysis; Civilization and Its Discontent, and others.

Anthea Bell is the recipient of the Schlegel Tieck Prize for translation from German, the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize, and the Helen and Kurt Wolff Prize in 2002 for the translation of W. G. Sebald s Austerlitz, and the 2003 Austrian State Prize for Literary Translation. She lives in Cambridge, England.

Ted Hughes (1930-1998) produced more than forty books of poetry, prose, drama, translation, and children's literature, including, in the last decade of his life, "Shakespeare and the Goddess of Complete Being"; "Tales from Ovid"; verse adaptations of Aeschylus's "Oresteia," Racine's "Phedre," and Euripides' "Alcestis"; and "Birthday Letters," He lived in Devonshire.
Paul Keegan is poetry editor of Faber and Faber in London.