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Dora, sexuality and why you probably hate Freud
on 3 August 2001
This volume contains the famous case study of Dora. The analysis is centred around two dreams, in a way it is Freud's consummation of his Interpretation of Dreams. Freud's analysis of Dora is the corner stone of his work on hysterical symptoms and the sexual origins of hysteria. This thorough presentation of a case bears witness to a new technique of Freud's that, following his work on dreams, relies on his belief that a single cause cannot solve all the problems of hysteria. Though saying this, Freud is fascinated by sexual causes, particularly the more perverse or inappropriate. As well as the case of Dora the volume includes Three Essays on Sexuality that examine sexual instinct, childhood libido, degeneracy, homosexuality and general perversion. Strikingly original for its time and still controvesial, this is the volume for those, especially feminists, who love to hate Freud.