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Dora : an analysis of a case of hysteria

Author: Sigmund Freud; Philip Rieff
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Touchstone edView all editions and formats
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An appealing and intelligent eighteen-year-old girl to whom Freud gives the pseudonym "Dora" is the subject of a case history that has all the intrigue and unexpected twists of a first-rate detective novel. Freud pursues the secrets of Dora's psyche by using as clues her nervous mannerisms, her own reports on the peculiarities of her family, and the content of her dreams. The personalities involved in Dora's  Read more...
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Freud, Sigmund, 1856-1939.
Dora.
New York : Simon & Schuster, 1997
(OCoLC)1085908207
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sigmund Freud; Philip Rieff
ISBN: 0684829460 9780684829463
OCLC Number: 38111200
Notes: "A Touchstone book."
Description: xix, 124 pages ; 21 cm.
Contents: Fragment of an analysis of a case of hysteria (1905). Prefatory remarks --
The clinical picture --
The first dream --
The second dream --
Postscript --
Hysterical phantasies and their relation to bisexuality (1908) --
General remarks on hysterical attacks (1909).
Other Titles: Selections.
Responsibility: Sigmund Freud ; with an introduction by the editor, Philip Rieff.

Abstract:

An appealing and intelligent eighteen-year-old girl to whom Freud gives the pseudonym "Dora" is the subject of a case history that has all the intrigue and unexpected twists of a first-rate detective novel. Freud pursues the secrets of Dora's psyche by using as clues her nervous mannerisms, her own reports on the peculiarities of her family, and the content of her dreams. The personalities involved in Dora's disturbed emotional life were, in their own ways, as complex as she: an obsessive mother, an adulterous father, her father's mistress, Frau K., and Frau K.'s husband, who had made amorous advances toward Dora. Faced with the odd behavior of her family and friends, and unable to confront her own forbidden sexual desires, Dora falls into the destructive pattern of a powerful hysteria. in this influential and provocative case history, Freud uses all his analytic genius and literary skill to reveal Dora's inner life and explain the motives behind her fixation on her father's mistress. -- from back cover.
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