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Civilization and Its Discontents

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Civilization and Its Discontents
  • Author Sigmund Freud
  • Binding Paperback
  • Brand W W Norton Company
  • Creator
    • James Strachey
    • James Strachey
    • Christopher Hitchens
    • Peter Gay
  • EAN 9780393304510
  • EAN List 9780393304510
  • Edition Reprint
  • Features
    • W W Norton Company
  • ISBN 0393304515
  • Item Dimensions length 5.50 IN;width 0.50 IN;height 8.20 IN;weight 35.00 Hundredths Pounds;
  • Label W. W. Norton & Company
  • Languages English
  • List Price $14.95
  • Manufacturer W. W. Norton & Company
  • Number Of Items 1
  • Number Of Pages 192
  • Package Dimensions length 8.10 IN;width 5.50 IN;height 0.60 IN;weight 35.00 Hundredths Pounds;
  • Package Quantity 1
  • Product Group Book
  • Publication Date 2010-08-09
  • Publisher W. W. Norton & Company
  • Studio W. W. Norton & Company
  • Title Civilization and Its Discontents
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Freud’s seminal volume of twentieth-century cultural thought grounded in psychoanalytic theory, now with a new introduction by Christopher Hitchens.

Written in the decade before Freud’s death, Civilization and Its Discontents may be his most famous and most brilliant work. It has been praised, dissected, lambasted, interpreted, and reinterpreted. Originally published in 1930, it seeks to answer several questions fundamental to human society and its organization: What influences led to the creation of civilization? Why and how did it come to be? What determines civilization’s trajectory? Freud’s theories on the effect of the knowledge of death on human existence and the birth of art are central to his work. Of the various English translations of Freud’s major works to appear in his lifetime, only Norton’s Standard Edition, under the general editorship of James Strachey, was authorized by Freud himself. This new edition includes both an introduction by the renowned cultural critic and writer Christopher Hitchens as well as Peter Gay’s classic biographical note on Freud.


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