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How to Read Freud
Cohen, Josh
Granta / Softcover / 2005-02-01 / 1862077630
Freud
price: $13.95 (may be subject to change)
128 pages
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In this engaging introduction, Josh Cohen argues that Freud shows above all that any thought, word or action, however apparently trivial, can invite close reading. Indeed, it may be just this insight that makes psychoanalysis so many opponents.

By reading closely short extracts from across Freud's work addressing the neuroses, the unconscious, words, death and (of course) sex, How to Read Freud brings out the paradoxical core of psychoanalytic thinking: our innermost truths only ever manifest themselves as distortions. Read attentively, our dreams, errors, jokes, symptoms, in short, our everyday lives, reveal us as masters of disguise, as unrecognisable at first to ourselves as to others. --- from the publisher

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