Easily the most accessible of his sometimes cryptic writings.
I came to this book after reading Frazer's The Golden Bough-- a friend of my suggested that it made a good counterpoint, both in terms of period and subject.
This theory is highly controversial, albeit very interesting and thought-provoking.
should be added "beware - awful edition". never going to get another dover thrift's..Published 9 days ago by NOACH ENGELHARD
This book is amazing. It informs you about the culture of the primeval man and how things has changed from the very beginning to today. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Subhan Williams
These four essays contain the essence of Freud's philosophy. Easily the most accessible of his sometimes cryptic writings. Highly recommended!Published 6 months ago by Jacquie Pitre
I had to read certain pages from this book for a class. It got a bit confusing because the teacher occasionally went off on rants and i didn't fully read the book but the parts i... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Araceli
Freud published these four essays in 1912 and 1913. He states in the Preface, "It will be found that the two principal themes from which the title of this little book is... Read morePublished on August 13, 2010 by Steven H. Propp
The cover of the book is different than what was displayed when I purchased it, but it's still the same book.Published on January 23, 2010 by FuzzzyDice0788
Psychoanalytic literature can be confounding to clinicians and lay people alike. Good ol' Uncle Sigmund was the exemplar of this tendency towards obtusely wording everything. Read morePublished on March 7, 2007 by P. A. Southern
Totem and Taboo was originally published (from 1912-1913) in the journal Imago as four essays. These essays are "The Horror of Incest", "Taboo and Emotional Ambivalence", "Animism,... Read morePublished on September 2, 2006 by frumiousb