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Best introduction to Freud,
This review is from: The Psychopathology of Everyday Life (Penguin Modern Classics) (Paperback)
The inconsequential events of everyday life - forgetting names, accidents, slips of the tongue - are given Freud's psychoanalytic treatment in this volume. Freud displays his interpretive genius here more than in any other of his works (even more so than in his 'Interpretation of Dreams', the book most revered by Freud himself and his orthodox followers). Showing a keen eye for spotting the pervasive influence of the omnipotent unconcious, Freud gathers examples from his life (which are of endless fascination with those interested in his life as well as his theories) and in literature in which repressed unconcious desires find expression in the contrivences of everyday life. This book remains for me possibly the most concise, thorough and easy-going introduction to the writings of Sigmund Freud.