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Civilization and Its Discontents
By James Strachey (editor), Peter Gay ( (other contributor)), Christopher Hitchens (introduced by) and Sigmund Freud
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher W W Norton & Co Inc
Publication date August 9, 2010
Pages 186
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780393304510
ISBN-10 0393304515
Dimensions 0.50 by 5 by 8 in.
Weight 0.35 lbs.
Original list price $14.95
Summaries and Reviews
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Freud’s seminal volume of twentieth-century cultural thought grounded in psychoanalytic theory, now with a new introduction by Christopher Hitchens.

Written in the decade before Freud’s death, Civilization and Its Discontents may be his most famous and most brilliant work. It has been praised, dissected, lambasted, interpreted, and reinterpreted. Originally published in 1930, it seeks to answer several questions fundamental to human society and its organization: What influences led to the creation of civilization? Why and how did it come to be? What determines civilization’s trajectory? Freud’s theories on the effect of the knowledge of death on human existence and the birth of art are central to his work. Of the various English translations of Freud’s major works to appear in his lifetime, only Norton’s Standard Edition, under the general editorship of James Strachey, was authorized by Freud himself. This new edition includes both an introduction by the renowned cultural critic and writer Christopher Hitchens as well as Peter Gay’s classic biographical note on Freud.

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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780393059953
 
With James Strachey, Peter Gay (other contributor) | from W W Norton & Co Inc (January 30, 2005)
9780393059953 | details & prices | 192 pages | 6.00 × 8.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.70 lbs | List price $19.95
About: Presents the eminent Austrian psychoanalyst's views on the irreconcilable antagonism between instinctual drives and the repressive attitudes of civilization.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780393096231 Book cover for 9780393301588 Book cover for 9780393304510 Book cover for 9780486282534 Book cover for 9781491243251 Book cover for 9781603865531
 
from Createspace Independent Pub (August 22, 2013)
9781491243251 | details & prices | 144 pages | 5.00 × 8.00 × 0.33 in. | List price $6.99
About: Written in the decade before Freud’s death, Civilization and Its Discontents may be his most famous and most brilliant work.
from Merchant Books (March 31, 2013); titled "Civilization & Its Discontents"
9781603865531 | details & prices | 89 pages | 6.00 × 8.75 × 0.50 in. | 0.33 lbs | List price $4.97
About: An unabridged edition with the original and updated (1931) footnotes -
With Joan Riviere (other contributor) | from Createspace Independent Pub (September 15, 2010)
9781453833896 | details & prices | 144 pages | 6.50 × 9.25 × 0.25 in. | 0.54 lbs | List price $6.95
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With James Strachey (other contributor), Christopher Hitchens (other contributor), Peter Gay (other contributor) | Reprint edition from W W Norton & Co Inc (August 9, 2010)
9780393304510 | details & prices | 186 pages | 5.00 × 8.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.35 lbs | List price $14.95
About: Freud’s seminal volume of twentieth-century cultural thought grounded in psychoanalytic theory, now with a new introduction by Christopher Hitchens.
With Joan Riviere (other contributor) | from Dover Pubns (October 1, 1994)
9780486282534 | details & prices | 5.25 × 8.25 × 0.25 in. | 0.15 lbs | List price $3.00
About: The struggle between the urgencies of instinct and the restrictions of civilization is addressed throughout the works of Sigmund Freud, and in Civilization and Its Discontents the theme is developed with particular richness and depth.
With James Strachey (other contributor), Peter Gay (other contributor) | Reissue edition from W W Norton & Co Inc (July 1, 1989)
9780393301588 | details & prices | 4.25 × 7.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.25 lbs | List price $12.95
About: During the summer of 1929, Freud worked on what became this seminal volume of twentieth-century thought.
With American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (other contributor) | from W W Norton & Co Inc (December 1, 1963)
9780393096231 | details & prices | List price $5.95
This edition also contains Emergency Care and Transportation of the Sick and Injured + Access Code
About: First published in 1930, Civilization and Its Discontents is one of the most influential works of pioneering psychologist Sigmund Freud.

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