Freud’s seminal volume of twentieth-century cultural thought grounded in psychoanalytic theory.
Written in the decade before Freud’s death, Civilization and Its Discontents may be his most famous and most brilliant work. It has been praised, dissected, lambasted, interpreted, and reinterpreted. Originally published in 1930, it seeks to answer several questions fundamental to human society and its organization: What influences led to the creation of civilization? Why and how did it come to be? What determines civilization’s trajectory? Freud’s theories on the effect of the knowledge of death on human existence and the birth of art are central to his work. Of the various English translations of Freud’s major works to appear in his lifetime, only Norton’s Standard Edition, under the general editorship of James Strachey, was authorized by Freud himself.
This is an older (1962) trade size paperback in remarkable condition. Minor signs of aging to the papers and cover, otherwise clean with no writing, underlining, dog-ears, or markings of any kind. A very nice and RARE 1st FIRST paperback American edition dated 1962. Norton Publishers, New York NY Softcover, 109 pages, indexed.
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