Publisher description for Wit and its relation to the unconscious / Sigmund Freud ; translated by A.A. Brill.


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Brilliant, perceptive work by founder of psychoanalysis remains one of the essential studies of the psychology of wit and jokes. Freud analyzes wit, probes its origins in the "pleasure mechanism," demonstrates parallels of wit to neuroses, dreams and psychopathological acts. Replete with jokes and witticisms, this is one of the great analyst’s most accessible, enjoyable works. Translated by A. A. Brill.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Wit and humor--Psychological aspects, Subconsciousness