Totem and Taboo/Timely Reflections on War and Death/Mourning and Melancholia/Why War?
Written against a backdrop of brutal conflict and rising racism across Europe, these works explore the underlying forces of modern neuroses and war.
In Totem and Taboo, Freud describes similarities between tribal rites and the obsessive behaviour of neurotics. Timely Reflections on War and Death outlines the way in which war strips away the veneer of civilization to reveal the savagery beneath, while Mourning and Melancholia considers man's ambivalent attitude to death. And Why War?, Freud's letter to Einstein, responds to what he perceived to be the physicist's naive pacifism and offers a profoundly pessimistic, yet grimly persuasive portrait of human nature.
Series: Penguin Modern Classics
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 31st October 2005
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.5 x 12.8
Weight (kg): 0.23
Edition Number: 1