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The Psychopathology of Everyday Life by Sigmund Freud, Paul Keegan

The Psychopathology of Everyday Life


Part of the Penguin Modern Classics Series


The Psychopathology of Everyday Life by Sigmund Freud, Paul Keegan

This collection of writings is famous for giving us the phrase 'Freudian slip'. It also builds up a strong social history of Vienna and the middle-class social milieu of Freud and his patients. Through a series of case histories, some no longer than a few lines long, Freud explores how it is that normal people make slips of speech, writing, reading and remembering in their everyday life, and reveals what it is that they betray about the existence of a sub-text or subliminal motive to our conscious actions. As he explains, most of these slips tend of be of a relatively anodyne nature, but some are a little more sinister, particularly those where pride or thwarted love are concerned...

About the Author

Sigmund Freud was born in 1856 and died in exile in London in 1939. As a writer and doctor he remains one of the informing voices of the twentieth century.

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Publication date

4th July 2002


Sigmund Freud, Paul Keegan

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Penguin Classics an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd


320 pages


Psychoanalytical theory (Freudian psychology)



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