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Totem and Taboo Resemblances Between the Psychic Lives of Savages and Neurotics

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ISBN-10: 0394701240

ISBN-13: 9780394701240

Edition: N/A

Authors: Sigmund Freud, A. A. Brill, Sigmund Freud

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Landmark collection of essays explores the conflict between primitive feelings and the demands of civilization. Ground-breaking work, essential for teachers and students of psychology and readers interested in ethnology and folklore.
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Book details

List price: $14.00
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 4/12/1960
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 4.50" wide x 7.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.286
Language: English

Sigmund Freud was the founder of psychoanalysis, simultaneously a theory of personality, a therapy, and an intellectual movement. He was born into a middle-class Jewish family in Freiburg, Moravia, now part of Czechoslovakia, but then a city in the Austro-Hungarian Empire. At the age of 4, he moved to Vienna, where he spent nearly his entire life. In 1873 he entered the medical school at the University of Vienna and spent the following eight years pursuing a wide range of studies, including philosophy, in addition to the medical curriculum. After graduating, he worked in several clinics and went to Paris to study under Jean-Martin Charcot, a neurologist who used hypnosis to treat the…    

A. Brill was the first psychoanalyst in the United States. He was also the first to bring the teaching of Sigmund Freud to this country and translate Freud's works into English. He also translated many works of Carl Jung. Brill was born in Austria and came to the United States as a teenager. Alone and penniless, he worked at menial jobs while learning to speak English. It took Brill only three years to complete his American elementary and high school education; in 1898, he graduated from the College of the City of New York. He went on to earn a B.A. in philosophy from New York University on a scholarship and received his medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and…    

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