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On Freud's "Mourning and Melancholia"

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Both melancholia and mourning are triggered by the same thing, that is, by loss. The distinction often made is that mourning occurs after the death of a loved one while in melancholia the object of love does not qualify as irretrievably lost. Melancholia is about a loss that is sometimes retrievable.

This book contains a translation of Freud's original text, originally publ
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Published 2009 by Karnac (first published 1917)
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My very first Freud. I'm a student in psychiatry and one of my bosses advised it to me. It's not bad but I would have enjoyed it better if I had some knowledge about Freud to start with. Will surely read it again when I know more about him.
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Gostei da edição brasileira, da Cosac, que não achei aqui, com tradução de Marilene Carone, prefácio de Maria Rita Kehl e posfácio de Urania Peres
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Freud was an Austrian neurologist and the founder of psychoanalysis, who created an entirely new approach to the understanding of the human personality. He is regarded as one of the most influential - and controversial - minds of the 20th century.

Sigismund (later changed to Sigmund) Freud was born on 6 May 1856 in Freiberg, Moravia (now Pribor in the Czech Republic). His father was a merchant. The
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“In mourning it is the world which has become poor and empty; in melancholia it is the ego itself.” 28 likes
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