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Sexuality and the Psychology of Love

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About The Author: About The Author: Sigmund Freud (1856-1939) was an Austrian neurologist and psychologist who founded the psychoanalytic school of psychology. Although his theories remain controversial until this day, Freud made a lasting impact on Western culture.
Paperback, 224 pages
Published April 1st 1997 by Touchstone (first published 1963)
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I noticed that I privately referred (in my own thoughts) to Sexuality and the Psychology of Love as "that Shakespeare book." Why Shakespeare? Freud teaches us to notice such errors. Gradually I realized: I confused Shakespeare with Freud because Freud WAS Shakespeare. The author of Hamlet knew very little about human life. Most of his experience was with cloistered theater troupes. Shakespeare's immense sympathy for servants, farmers, murderers, Jews, was a sympathy of the imagination. Freud als ...more
Carlo Cristofori
Sep 22, 2011 Carlo Cristofori rated it it was amazing
Contains his seminal essay "A Special Type of Choice of Object made by Men" (Contributions to the Psychology of Love, I). A masterpiece, showing Freud's great scientific mind at its best, and probably the key to an understanding of romantic love in men.
Apr 18, 2007 Ali rated it it was amazing
A great meaningful book, absolutely Essential for all...
Ann Hall
Jun 07, 2012 Ann Hall rated it it was amazing
If you're going to read Freud, this is a great place to start.
Jan 22, 2016 Phillip rated it really liked it
This is an interesting collection of various essays, notes, and papers by Freud on the broadly conceived subjects of sexuality and love. Much of the theory in this revolves around fundamental Freudian concepts like the Oedipus complex, castration anxiety, penis envy, and so on. Because the essays are collected up from over 30 years they show a wide range of growth and development in Freud's thought--particularly when read in conjunction with some of Freud's other works that these essays build up ...more
Книгата разглежда сексуалните отклонения, а не сексуалността като цяло, както заблуждава заглавието. Може и да е класика и особено ценна за специалистите, но за редовия читател е препоръчително да посегне към нея едва след като децата му са почти готови да имат свои деца. Иначе рискува тотално да обърка и себе си, и децата. Според чичко Фройд всичко, каквото един бебок или малко дете прави, от сукането, през акането и отношението към родителите, е все или инфантилен полов живот, или перверзия, и ...more
Erik Graff
Mar 22, 2011 Erik Graff rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Freud fans
Recommended to Erik by: Ann B. Ulanov
Shelves: psychology
Some of the essays in this collection were assigned for Ann Ulanov's Seminar on Freud and Jung taught at Union Theological Seminary during the first semester of 1975/76. As usual, I read all of them.
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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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