The Ego and the Id

Complete Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud


The Standard Edition

Paperback

Sigmund Freud (Author), James Strachey (General Editor)

With an Introduction by Peter Gay

 

In 1923, in this volume, Freud worked out important implications of the structural theory of mind that he had first set forth three years earlier in Beyond the Pleasure Principle.

The Ego and the Id ranks high among the works of Freud's later years. The heart of his concern is the ego, which he sees battling with three forces: the id, the super-ego, and the outside world.

Of the various English translations of Freud's major works to appear in his lifetime, only one was authorized by Freud himself: The Standard Edition of the Complete Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud under the general editorship of James Strachey.

Freud approved the overall editorial plan, specific renderings of key words and phrases, and the addition of valuable notes, from bibliographical and explanatory. Many of the translations were done by Strachey himself; the rest were prepared under his supervision. The result was to place the Standard Edition in a position of unquestioned supremacy over all other existing versions.

Book Details

  • Paperback
  • September 1990
  • ISBN 978-0-393-00142-6
  • 5.3 × 7.8 in / 128 pages
  • Sales Territory: Worldwide excluding Canada and the British Commonwealth.

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