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On Creativity and the Unconscious: The Psychology of Art, Literature, Love, and Religion (Paperback)

By Sigmund Freud, Benjamin Nelson (Introduction by)
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On Creativity and the Unconscious brings together Freud's important essays on the many expressions of creativity--including art, literature, love, dreams, and spirituality. This diverse collection includes "The 'Uncanny, '" "The Moses of Michelangelo," "The Psychology of Love," "The Relation of the Poet to Day-Dreaming," "On War and Death," and "Dreams and Telepathy.

About the Author

Sigmund Freud was born in 1856 in Moravia; from 1860 until Hitler's invasion of Austria in 1938 he lived in Vienna. He was then forced to seek asylum in London, where he died the following year. He began his career as a doctor, specialising in work on the anatomy and physiology of the nervous system. He was almost thirty when his interests first turned to psychology, and during ten years of clinical work in Vienna he developed the practice of what he called "psychoanalysis." This began simply as a method of treating neurotic patients by investigating their minds, but it quickly grew into an investigation of the workings of the mind in general, both ill or healthy. Freud demonstrated the normal development of the sexual instinct in childhood and, largely on the basis of an examination of dreams, arrived at his fundamental discovery of the unconscious forces that influence our everyday thoughts and actions. Freud's ideas have shaped not only many specialist disciplines, but have also influenced the entire intellectual climate of the last century.

Ben is a writer, speaker, teacher, blogger, storyteller and student of the Bible. He serves as a lay leader in the local church in northern New Jersey. His heart is to see men and women reconciled to the Father and walking in all He has created for them.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780061718694
ISBN-10: 0061718696
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Publication Date: March 3rd, 2009
Pages: 310
Language: English