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Whether we love or hate Sigmund Freud, we all have to admit that he revolutionized the way we think about ourselves. Much of this revolution can be traced to The Interpretation of Dreams, the turn-of-the-century tour de force that outlined his theory of unconscious forces in the context of dream analysis. Introducing the id, the superego & their problem child, the ego, ...more
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Published September 7th 2006 by Penguin Classics (first published November 4th 1899)
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Afshar
Oct 25, 2015 Afshar rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
جمله ای از موریس مترلینگ درباره خواب هست که دقیقا خاطرم نیست ولی
:چنین مضمونی داشت
یک سوم زندگی ما در خواب می گذرد و ما از کجا مطمئن باشیم آنچه در خواب می بینیم حقیقی تر از بیداری نباشد؟

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این کتاب را خواندم چون دنیای خواب برایم خیلی شگفت انگیز است و کنجکاو بودم بدانم این خواب ها از کجا می آیند و چطور است که گاهی در بعضی خواب ها، آینده خود را به ما نشان می دهد؟
سوال های ماورالطبیعه ایم حل نگردید ولی بجای ان با بُعد دیگری از خواب آشنا شدم؛یعنی فلسفه وجودی و جنبه روانشناسی اکثر خواب ها

خواب ها معمولا با
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Glenn Russell
Jan 03, 2016 Glenn Russell rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

I enjoyed reading Freud’s book. When he speaks about dreams and their interpretation, I am reminded of a microfiction I had published years ago where the editor told me it was the weirdest story he has ever read and that a Freudian psychoanalyst would have a field day interpreting. Here it is below. If anyone would care to offer an interpretation according to Freud or any other school of psychoanalysis, I'm sure you could have some fun.

The Roof Dancer

Sidney and Sam, identical twins, crackerjack
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Ala
Apr 05, 2013 Ala rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Wait a second. Why did I even pick up this book? Wasn't Freud like ... insane? Wasn't he absolutely and helplessly fixated on sex? Does he or does he not, label developmental stages words such as 'anal'?

Oh, that's right, I major in psychology. Typical lunatics, us psych majors.
It saddens me, that unless you have taken psychology courses or have done a fair amount of research into the field, you hold a very narrow view of Dr. Sigmund Freud. A doctor, with a medical degree from the University of V
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Trevor
Mar 25, 2012 Trevor rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: psychology
This was a much more interesting book than I thought it might be. The nature of dreams is something that is hard not to find fascinating. The thing is that we spend quite a bit of time dreaming – not the third of our lives we spend sleeping, but enough time to make us wonder why we dream at all. It seems incomprehensible that our dreams would be completely meaningless. But then, they can be so bizarre it is hard to know just what they might mean.

Freud starts with a quick run through how dreams
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L.
Oct 14, 2012 L. rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

لست من الأشخاص المهووسين بتفسير أحلامهم، لطالما كان الحلم بالنسبة لي مجرد ظاهرة نفسية صحيَّة وكفى، ولا تستدعي مني الوقوف عندها، ولهذا قرأت هذا كتاب بنيَّة "للعلم فقط بمحتواه" نظراً لشهرته، لكني بعد أن انتهيت منه اعترف أني استمتعت كثيراً بمحتواه التي ترك أثراً في نفسي على عكس مما توقعت تماماً

هذا الكتاب يعتبر أشهر ما كتب "سيجموند فرويد" الذي قال عن كتابه :- ( إنه يحوي أثمن الكشوف التي شاء حسن الطالع أن تكون من نصيبي؛ فمثل هذا الحدس لا يأتي العمر مرتين) ..

يستهل "فرويد" كتابه بذكر نظريات الأحلام
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samar salman
Aug 25, 2011 samar salman rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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ينظر فرويد للأحلام على أنها أمور قد جرت في طفولتنا
أو رغبات لم يعرها شعورنا اهتماماً في النهار السابق
لتظهر لنا حلماً يجمع في داخله
أمور عدة قد لا تتصل بعضها ببعض
وقد تشير في تحليلها إلى أكثر من استنتاج
ومن منطلق بسيط يصف لنا فكرة
الحلم من أساطير القرون السابقة
حتى الإستنتاج الحقيقي له ليدخل بنا في
عوالم عدة منها : نسيان الحلم
و تشوه صورته و إيقاضه لنا أيضاً في سبيل تحقيق
الرغبة اللاشعورية التي تُكبح فينا
Owlseyes
Jan 12, 2016 Owlseyes rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Owlseyes by: Freudhimself





A major book (of 1900) as one of the possible approaches to the world of dreams. Freud starts with Aristotle (and the demoniac view); then, the (biblical) approach viewing dreams as "Divine inspiration".



Next, he proceeds with a very exhaustive sample of dreams of his own, of historical characters (Napoleon I, Xerxes....) or from his patients (or friends) to illustrate/prove his point: dreams are the fulfillment of (unconscious) desires;though "absurd" they may look, they are meaningful, th
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Dimitri
Feb 16, 2012 Dimitri rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud is filled with Freud’s theories about the connections between dreams and real life that he has discovered through his research. Freud covers everything from the content within dreams to the strategies needed to interpret them, as well as diving in to the finer aspects such as memory in dreams and connections to everyday life. Freud often quotes the extensive research that has already been done in the field of the analysis of dreams but points out that al ...more
Alexia
Jan 10, 2013 Alexia rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Written with scientific denseness, but lacks scientific rigor or clarity. Can be tedious, vague and confusing. Freud will say he's going to do something (like not use personal examples) only to forget he said that and do it anyway. Or he'll acknowledge the flaw with his approach and then do nothing to correct it (which is better than not admitting it, I guess). For example, he uses his patients, "neurotics", for analysis and comments on how how that makes his conclusions not drawn from a represe ...more
Jana
Jan 28, 2008 Jana rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: psychology, theory
This was one of those books I tried to read on my own back as a young college student. It wasn't a part of any coursework, so I didn't have anyone to help tie it to larger ideas. If I remember, I think I ended up making my own wacky meaning out of it... which was some sort of Jungian collective UNCS thing or another.

But then I re-read it in grad school in the context of Freud's other work and it began to make a bit more sense. I liked his hypothetical "primal language" because it suggests the e
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Ameera H.  Al-mousa
قبل الإطلاع على مـأدبة فرويد وحله للغز الذائع الصيت في تفسير الأحلام .

لابد من الإشادة عن ما كان يتردد في تقويم وتقدير شعوب العصور الكلاسيكية للأحلام حيث ما هو مسلم به لديهم بأن للأحلام علاقة بعالم الكائنات فوق الإنسانية التي كانوا يؤمنون بوجودها , وأنها – أغني الأحلام – تحمل كواشف من عند الآلهة والجن .

كان يدخل في اعتقادهم فوق ذلك أن الحلم يأتي الحالم لمقصد ذي خطر هو في القاعدة الكشف عن الغيب .

فيرون في الحلم نتاجاً يصدر عن النفس النائمة بل وحياً من الجانب الإلهى يرسل الى النائم تحيراً له أو تبصي
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Ghada
Aug 24, 2012 Ghada rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
مبدئياً الكتاب نسخه ملخصه و مختصره ... سهل للقارئ غير المتخصص... ربما أرجع للنسخه الكامله لاحقاً
بالنسبه ليا الكتاب ما أضافش كتير ...معظم أفكاره معروفه و بعضها بديهي

فيها يلي ملخص لبعض ما ورد في الكتاب

ليه بننسى معظم الأحلام بعد ما نصحى؟؟
لأن العقل الواعي مش عاوزنا نفتكرها, محتاجين فرويد علشان يطلعه من العقل الباطن :)

ليه أوقات إحساسنا في الحلم بيكون متناقض مع أحداث الحلم (يعني نشوف حادثه أو حد بيموت و منهتمش أو حتى نفرح و العكس, إن شيء تافه يفزعنا أو يفرحنا بدون سبب منطقي)...؟؟
لأن المعنى الحقيقي للح
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Nicholas Spies
Jan 06, 2013 Nicholas Spies rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Whatever you think of Sigmund Freud's theories, you have to admit that (at least in English translation) he is a very good and persuasive writer. That he was a very important influence on the history of the 20th century is an understatement, particularly since his nephew, Edward Bernays, is known as the Inventor of Advertising.

Bernays essentially created the consumer culture that has dominated the US and much of the Western world for the last 80 years or so. He did so by changing the basis by wh
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Sheyda Heydari Shovir
شیش فصل این کتاب رو خوندم و با اینکه یک فصل مونده بود نتونستم خودمو راضی کنم یه فصل دیگه ازین متن وحشتناک رو بخونم. خوندنش طاقتفرساست فکر میکنم ترجمهش خیلی وحشتناک باشه. بعضی جاهای جملهبندیهاش بامزهست اما در این مقیاس تحملش سخته.
فکر میکنم با این چیزی که خوندم زیاد نمیتونم در مورد کتاب نظری بدم؛ ولی بطور کلی یکم فروید رو برای من شکست و ازون حالت نابغه درآوارد. یه سری از تفاسیرش از رویاها خیلی سطحی و مشحون بتعمیمها بود که میداد و بیدقت بنظر میومد.
بهرحال، نمیتونم بگم حتا کتابو خوندهم با این وضعیتی
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SmarterLilac
May 23, 2011 SmarterLilac rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is one of the books that helped me understand Freud's genius, as well as the value of psychoanalysis. It hurts me so that fewer and fewer people want to understand or appreciate Freud. Yes, I realize that the Freudian perspective, especially on things like dream interpretation, has limited value in non-Western cultures, and that for some, dream interpretation itself may not be the most insightful way to understand the subconscious.

Still--come on. This book changed Europe, and the course of
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Nikolaus Geromont
Mar 07, 2011 Nikolaus Geromont rated it really liked it
The Interpretation of Dream (in this case the eighth and last edition published in 1930), a theory on the possible meaning and construction of dreams written by Sigmund Freud early in 1899, is the first psychological/philosophical book I've read, and it is most definitely the most difficult book I've ever come across in my life... so difficult, in fact, that the author even states that he doesn't expect his readers to understand his theories, and admits to their utter complex nature (Chapter 7E) ...more
أبو يوسف
للمتخصصين فقط
tia
Mar 22, 2007 tia rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
changed my life.
Shaza Askar
Jul 31, 2014 Shaza Askar rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Interpretation of Dreams stands as a unique and classic work in the history of psychology. Originally published in German under the title ''Die Traumdeutung'' in November of 1899,the book outlines Freud’s belief that dreams are highly symbolic, containing both overt meanings (manifest content) as well as underlying, unconscious thoughts (latent content). Dreams, he suggested, are our unconscious wishes, especially sexual ones, in disguise.

Freud's analysis of patients led him to the belief th
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Mohamed Eshawaf
عذرا لهذا (الهرى) القادم، هو ضرورى لإثبات مذكرة دفاعى، لمحة عن شخصيتى القارئة (يمكنك تخطيه حيث الريفيو يبدأ من الصورة):
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لماذا كانت كل تلك المعاناة؟!
على مدار شهرين وأنا أقرأ فرويد، فى البداية يمهد لأفكاره بتبسيط لفكرة الأحلام عبر التاريخ مستعرضا خصائصها وظواهرها، مستشهدا بأحلام من عنده وباستخدام قريحة حاذقة يأتى بتفسير مدهش للأحلام غير متوقع على الإطلاق وفى الوقت نفسه لاتملك إلا أن تصدق هذا التفسير العبقرى، فرويد هنا يذكرنى بالشخصيات الكارتونية المتخصصة فى حل الألغاز؛ المحقق كو
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Haifa Ibrahim
May 27, 2011 Haifa Ibrahim rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition


" أما أن الأحلام كوة نرى منها لمحة من الغيب والمستقبل فذلك باطل .. لأن الحلم إنما يصور الماضي ويصدر عنه ويعبر
عن مكنوناته المطويه أو المنسيه " فرويد

يعتبر فرويد أن الأحلام مجرد أثر لأحداث النهار السابق و محاولة لأرضاء رغبات كامنه في اللاوعي ولا علاقة لها بالغيبات مطلقًا
فيحاول أن يربط بين الحلم وبما يرتبط بهذا الحلم في الواقع ومن ثم يبني أستنتاجه على ذلك .
في الكتاب إجابة للعديد من التسأولات حول الأحلام ( لماذا توقظنا؟ ,لماذا ننساها؟ ,.ولماذ تتشوه؟ ...)

حقيقةً أنا لم أقرأ الكتاب الأصلي وإنما قرأت
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Miss Ravi
من این کتاب رو با عنوان روش تعبیر رویا و با ترجمه محمد حجازی خوندم.
حالا نسخه تازه ای از این کتاب با ترجمه شیوا رویگریان ازش منتشر شده که حجم قابل توجهی هم داره و شامل نمونهی زیادی از خوابهای فروید، بیمارانش و پروندههاییه که بررسیشون کرده

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Kolagani Paramahamsa
This one took me more time than any other book, notwithstanding the fact it is not one of the large books I have read; took me around 4 months reading only a couple of books in the meantime. Yet, this was one of those books where I wanted to read very slowly in the end, just to extend my time with the book.

Written in archaic language, complicated sentence formation with intense content in each and every one. This is more close to a scientific publication than a novel. Although I knew that psycho
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Don
Apr 30, 2008 Don rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Even if many of his theories have been surpassed or discredited by modern psychology, no one can diminish Freud's massive influence on Western culture and literature. Whether are not any of his theories are true or not is besides the point. With this in mind, I decided to read The Interpretation of Dreams in order to experience Freud's work directly. While there were many interesting elements in his work, overall I found it nearly impossible to read. I repeatedly lost the thread of Freud's argum ...more
Josh Friedlander
A century of vituperative backlash - probably peaking in the 80s with charges that Freud ignored his patients' recovered memories of sexual abuse - doesn't take away from the brilliance of this bold, paradigmatic thinker, or from the fascination he continues to wield even as old-fashioned psychoanalysis continues to lose ground to neurobiology. Contemporary Big Data methods might be more helpful for his project of assigning symbolic meanings to dreams - as is, the specifics are a little unconvin ...more
Gerardo
As I was reading this book, I ran into this church follower in a MUNI car in San Francisco. This follower was eager to be explained about why I was reading this book. I tried to explaine to him that I was reading it because I do believe that dreams can be interpreted and these have a great impact in our lives. We argued until we reached down town as we began our journey in Daly city. he couldn't convice me and I couldn't do anything to change his mind. It was a really good argument in which scie ...more
Erik Graff
Oct 20, 2015 Erik Graff rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: those interested in Freud or dream analysis
Recommended to Erik by: Richard D. Chessick
Shelves: psychology
My serious study of Freud began during the summer of Watergate, when Martin and I were taking care of my little brother Fin at the family cottage in SW Michigan. The Interpretation of Dreams, his most famous work, was disappointing in that there was, with one exception, nothing new to it--so far had his influence extended in popular culture. The exception was his early chapter on the history of dream theory.
Later, in 1983, this book was assigned by Richard D. Chessick for his course, Freud and
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Phillip
Mar 20, 2009 Phillip rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: psychology
while freud certainly broke open the egg of the unconscious for all to marvel, it's probably a cliche these days to say that these early interpretations of various dream states are rather clumsy. nonetheless, that's how i see them. what freud failed to realize is that the author of the dream alone is the one that holds the key to meaning, and that outside sources, while being able to guide the subject to discover their own readings, can never offer a meaning that is free from their own bias and ...more
Mohsen
Nov 28, 2015 Mohsen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
تنها در صورتی که لازم میدونید کل کتاب رو بخونید;اگر فقط میخواهید اطلاعاتی در مورد رویا و نحوه ی بوجود امدنش ا داشته باشید 90 صفحه ی اول بنظر کافی میآید+در صورت تمایل بکسب اطلاعات بیشتر نیز میتوانید بدون خواندن قسمتهای که بنقل رویاها ی مختلف و تعبیر انها پرداخته است تنها قسمت های دیگر را گزینش کنید چراکه همانطور که از نام کتاب پیداست به آموزش تعبیر خواب بیشتر میپردازد و ایده های فروید در مورد روش ان.
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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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“The virtuous man contents himself with dreaming that which the wicked man does in actual life.” 183 likes
“Properly speaking, the unconscious is the real psychic; its inner nature is just as unknown to us as the reality of the external world, and it is just as imperfectly reported to us through the data of consciousness as is the external world through the indications of our sensory organs.” 73 likes
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