The Interpretation of Dreams Analysis

Historical Context

Freud’s Austria
Freud’s home of Vienna is the capital of Austria, which was part of the Austro-Hungarian empire, ruled by...

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The Interpretation of Dreams Literary Style

Narrative Voice
Freud made a bold move in choosing to write The Interpretation of Dreams, a ‘‘scientific’’...

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The Interpretation of Dreams Compare and Contrast

1278: The Habsburg Empire acquires Austria and makes Vienna its capital city.

1860: Freud’s family moves to...

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The Interpretation of Dreams Topics for Further Study

Read one of the lectures from Freud’s Five Lectures on Psycho-Analysis (1910). What is his central theoretical point in this...

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The Interpretation of Dreams Media Adaptations

A fictionalized account of the life of Freud was the subject of Freud, the 1962 Hollywood movie directed by John Huston and starring...

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The Interpretation of Dreams What Do I Read Next?

The Letters of Sigmund Freud (1960), edited by Ernst L. Freud, includes a selection from Sigmund Freud’s prolific lifelong...

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The Interpretation of Dreams Bibliography and Further Reading

Sources
Crick, Joyce, ‘‘Note on the Translation,’’ in The Interpretation of Dreams, by Sigmund Freud, Oxford...

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The Interpretation of Dreams Bibliography (Critical Survey of Literature for Students)

Elliott, Anthony, ed. Freud 2000. Cambridge, England: Polity Press, 1998. The essayists examine how Freud’s theories apply to current issues in the social sciences and humanities.

Frieden, Ken. Freud’s Dream of Interpretation. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1990. Frieden asserts that despite Freud’s denials, he was influenced by biblical and rabbinical modes of dream interpretation. Convincingly argues that because interpretation is never a neutral act, Freud failed to acknowledge the prophetic aspect of his dream work.

Hyman, Stanley Edgar. “The Interpretation of Dreams.” In The Tangled Bank: Darwin, Marx, Frazer,...

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