The Psychology of Love

Author: Sigmund Freud

  • Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Published: 07 Sep 2006
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Synopsis

A new translation by Shaun Whiteside with an Introduction by Jeri Johnson.

Fragment of an Analysis of Hysteria (Dora) / Three Essays on Sexual Theory / On the Sexual Theories of Children / Contributions to the Psychology of Erotic Life /'A Child is Being Beaten' / On Female Sexuality.

This volume brings together Freud's main contributions to the psychology of love. His illuminating discussions of the ways in which sexuality is always psychosexuality - that there is no sexuality without fantasy, conscious or unconscious - have changed the ways we think about erotic life. In these papers Freud develops his now famous theories about the sexuality of childhood and the transgressive nature of human desire.

In the famous case study of the eighteen-year-old 'Dora', we see Freud at work, both putting into practice and testing his sexual theories that were to change the modern world.

Product details

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9780141186030
  • Size: 129 x 198mm
  • Pages: 368
  • Published: 07 Sep 2006
  • Publisher: Penguin Classics
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