The Interpretation of Dreams

The Interpretation of Dreams

Freud's discovery that the dream is the means by which the unconscious can be explored is undoubtedly the most revolutionary step forward in the entire history of psychology. Dreams, according to his theory, represent the hidden fulfillment of our unconscious wishes....

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Title:The Interpretation of Dreams
Author:Sigmund Freud
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Genres:Psychology
ISBN:Die Traumdeutung
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Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:630 pages pages

The Interpretation of Dreams Reviews

  • Warwick
    Dec 20, 2012
    I dreamt that I had written a huge modern rewrite of Moby-Dick, except instead of a whale they were hunting a badger. It was full of gothic scenes of Ahab staring moodily into some light woodland, reminiscing about how the white beast had bitten his foot once, and how he would ultimate...
  • Trevor
    Mar 25, 2012
    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 d...
  • Phillip
    Mar 20, 2009
    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...
  • Don
    Apr 30, 2008
    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 Inte...
  • Jana
    Jan 28, 2008
    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 c...
  • Ahmad Sharabiani
    Mar 24, 2009
    Die Traumdeutung = The Interpretation of Dreams, Sigmund Freud The Interpretation of Dreams (German: Die Traumdeutung) is an 1899 book by the psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud, in which the author introduces his theory of the unconscious with respect to dream interpretation, and discusses ...
  • Gerardo
    Apr 18, 2009
    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 g...
  • Erik Graff
    Jun 07, 2008
    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...
  • Adam
    Feb 08, 2018
    There is an asinine pastime of bloating one?s self-importance by ?proving? that Freud was wrong about something. Such disputation regresses behind what it flatters itself as surpassing and rancorously promulgates nothing but its own failure to comprehend the subject matter. Don?...
  • SmarterLilac
    May 23, 2011
    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, ha...
  • Alexia
    Jan 10, 2013
    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 th...
  • Dimitri
    Feb 16, 2012
    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 divi...
  • Kolagani Paramahamsa
    Sep 06, 2011
    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 ...
  • Nikolaus Geromont
    Mar 06, 2011
    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 diff...
  • Rodrigo
    Jun 04, 2011
    It's a joke. A bad one. The man should have been beaten to death with a copy of Euclid's "Elements" the moment this crap hit the shelves. This is basic logic we are talking about. Thank god no one takes psychoanalysis seriously anymore. ...
  • Whitspren
    Feb 25, 2018
    Interesting. Less dry than I expected, and I enjoyed the seeing more of Freud's personal side in his anecdotes and dreams. ...
  • Josh Friedlander
    Oct 20, 2015
    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-fashio...
  • Maxwell
    Jun 04, 2018
    Where to begin with Interpreting Dreams? The first hundred pages scrutinizing contemporary scientific literature on dreams is kind of a slog. I don?t think you need to read this section unless you have a strong historical interest in late 19th century medical literature. The concludi...
  • Schaza Askar
    Sep 10, 2012
    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 (man...
  • Alok Mishra
    May 16, 2019
    I have read various editions of various books claiming to interpret the dreams we see while we are unconscious or subconscious. However, the book by Freud is different. Being a psychologist and a famous one, his interpretations are mostly based on popular beliefs, culture and analysis....
  • Nicholas Spies
    Dec 09, 2012
    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 Bernay...
  • Jack
    Jul 11, 2018
    I have a fascination with psychoanalysis that borders on tragic romance. As a disaffected teenager, I turned to Wikipedia for the answers to my feelings of alienation, social and existential (though I was never friendless and my anxiety on-being-alive was a space to comfortably brood m...
  • Kyle van Oosterum
    Aug 25, 2016
    You know, when reading Freud I find I'm slightly on edge. I'm always thinking that I should approach what he says with many a grain of salt, but this book is proof that he wasn't always wrong. The method of interpreting dreams that Freud advances is not at all concerned with looking at...
  • Glenn Russell
    Jan 02, 2016
    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....
  • James Hartley
    Mar 19, 2018
    Not going to go into the details here except to say that this book is far more readable than you might think and so, if youre wondering about having a go at it, dont be put off by the weight of history and Freuds reputation. What you find between the covers might well put you off, thou...
  • Rebecca McNutt
    Oct 27, 2017
    Is it just me, or was ol' Mr. Freud the biggest perv in the world of psychology? Don't get me wrong, this is an interesting read from a historical perspective, but it's so difficult to take seriously! It's also very dated and seems to follow the average family of the time, without taki...
  • Emma Getz
    Sep 19, 2017
    hey buddy not everything is about sex ...
  • Shya̋m
    May 27, 2019
    Imagine I have a picture-puzzle (a rebus) in front of me: a house with a boat on the roof, then a single letter, then a running figure with an apostrophe for a head, and so on. I could drop into a critical stance and say that such a combination and its components are nonsense. A boar ...
  • Amit Mishra
    May 08, 2019
    Freud's treatment of unconsciousness and subconsciousness mind is really different and opens up a long way to explore something new in this field. His ideas provided a fresh new world to explore the opportunity. Before his writings, the unconsciousness mind was just an image that can n...
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    Jun 15, 2014
    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...