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James Strachey
James Strachey (1887-1967) was a British psychoanalyst, and, with his wife Alix, a noted translator of Sigmund Freud into English. show more



James Strachey (1887-1967) was a British psychoanalyst, and, with his wife Alix, a noted translator of Sigmund Freud into English.

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Birth date: September 26, 1887
Died: April 25, 1967
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Tolle Lege!.
Tolle Lege!. rated it 3 years ago
At one time it was wrongly believed that ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny (i.e. the embryonic stages mirrors the development stages of the species). Similarly Freud thinks the phases that an individual goes through mirror the same phases that civilizations have gone through. Freud uses that theme ...
travelin
travelin rated it 3 years ago
There should really be a Freudian party game. Name the first animal, vegetable, and sexual position that come to your mind. And....go! A duck, a ripe carrot, and a goose.Until then we have a good deal of Freud's nonsense in the original, which never quite seemed nonsense until I finished reading thi...
Edward
Edward rated it 5 years ago
Translator's NotePrefacePreface to the Hebrew Translation--Totem and TabooList of Works Referred To in the TextIndex
philoSophie
philoSophie rated it 6 years ago
although i don't see eye to eye with freud on certain opinions, i think his writing style is clear and masterful and, thus, his theories are easily understood by ordinary people, like myself.
janeg
janeg rated it 8 years ago
Probably more enjoyable for someone who is more familiar with freud's body of work than I am. Nonetheless, nothing objectionable about the writings of a conscientious man who appreciates Goethe and heine.
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