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Dirty Words: Psychoanalytic Insights

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Taboo words are the subject of this book. Extending Freud's study, the author traces the psychic origins of dirty words to early infancy and childhood and their place and value in life and analytic therapy. He also provides a journey through universal literature - the rich variety of dirty words used by Rabelais, Quevado, Mozart, Voltaire, the Marquis de Sade, Joyce, and ...more
Hardcover, 238 pages
Published July 1st 1977 by Jason Aronson, Inc.
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Eric
Mar 20, 2012 Eric rated it it was ok
Mostly psycho-babble with Freudian interpretations of dirty words. Some of the quotes and histories of words are interesting, but in general this book is more yawn-inducing than intriguing.
Kupie
May 10, 2015 Kupie rated it liked it
I only read a couple of chapters before the message got repetitive. It's a good premise and I enjoyed what I read, but I didn't feel like it required an entire book with a chapter for each word.
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