Sigmund Freud

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  • Scott Brewster (University of Lincoln)

Sigmund Freud was born on 6 May 1856, in Freiberg, Moravia (then part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, now in the Czech Republic)). His father Jakob was a wool merchant, and Freud's mother, Amalie, was Jakob's second wife. Jakob had two sons from his first marriage, and at the time of his birth, one of Freud's half-brothers was already married and had a child. Freud had two brothers (one died in his first year) and five sisters from his father's second marriage. In 1859 Freud's family moved to Leipzig, then settled in Vienna in 1860, where Freud went to study medicine at the age of 17 in 1873, and completed his final examinations in 1881. Freud was a highly intellectual child living in cosmopolitan imperial city with a large middle-class …

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Brewster, Scott. "Sigmund Freud". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 28 April 2004; last revised 14 December 2004.
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Articles on Freud's works

  1. Das Unbehagen in der Kultur [Civilization and its Discontents]
  2. Das Unheimliche [The Uncanny]
  3. Der Dichter und das Phantasieren [Creative Writers and Day-Dreaming]
  4. Der Untergang des Oedipuskomplexes [The Dissolution of the Oedipus Complex]
  5. Der Wahn und die Traüme in W. Jensens 'Gradiva' [Delusions and Dreams in Jensen's 'Gradiva']
  6. Die Traumdeutung [The Interpretation of Dreams]
  7. Totem und Tabu: einige übereinstimmungen im Seelenleben der Wilden und der Neurotiker [Totem and Taboo: Resemblances Between the Psychic Lives of Savages and Neurotics]
  8. Trauer und Melancholie [Mourning and Melancholia]

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  1. Psychoanalysis