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Deviant Love

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Sigmund Freud, the founder of modern psychoanalysis, radically altered our view of the human mind by exploring our hidden drives, as is shown here in his groundbreaking writings on love and desire.
Paperback, Penguin Great Loves #11, 102 pages
Published February 2nd 2007 by Penguin Books (first published January 1st 2007)
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Well communicated treatise on the cause of sexual 'deviations' but, in my personal opinion, limited in its scope and incredibly dated in its representation of the female and the development of feminine sexuality.
Oh Freud, what are you like?
An interesting read with many ideas that make the reader assess the basis of sexuality. The section on 'Sexual Deviations' was probably the most fascinating, although the chapter on 'The Virginity Taboo' was also quite enlightening. The least coherent chapter seemed to be 'On Female Sexuality', since much emphasis was at first put on the end attachment to the father but was rarely mentioned in subsequent detail.
Apr 20, 2014 Fnayou added it
this book introduced a different approach to understand some of the sexual behaviors of the human being. Even though the jargon is quite difficult to understand, I had definitely enjoyed the way to analyse psychologically some sexual behaviors.
Allison White
Was expecting more from this and was lacking in something.
Seriously? Freud was one messed up man! Interesting to read about these phenomena we have now incorporated into common parlance (sounds so pretentious but do you have a better way to say that?), but it's all just so wrong. I did think he had a very nice, non-judgemental view of homosexuality, but the section on the sexuality of women - wtf!
Meh. I expected more of him, call me naieve but I did. Even though he seems pretty okay with homosexuality, he is rather womenunfriendly. His unnuanced opinions about women stated as facts combined with overly nuanced other statements (so that they become meaningless) made me nodd off (literally a couple of times). Do not want.
Allison Zink
While Freud's theories do provide fundamental foundation for modern psychology, his specific observations and micro-theories are outdated and narrow-minded.
Tim Caines
Hmmm... first book I've read on Freud. Seemed a bit dated however there were some interesting cultural references.
its funny reading this on the subway... the cover is SO UNSUBTLE.
Weird, wonderful, interesting, at times hilarious.
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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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