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Brierley, M. (1960). The Standard Edition of the Complete Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud: Translated from the German under the General Editorship of James Strachey, in collaboration with Anna Freud, assisted by Alix Strachey and Alan Tyson. Vol. IX (1906–08). Jensen's 'Gradiva', and Other Works. Vol. XX (1925–26). An Autobiographical Study; Inhibitions, Symptoms and Anxiety; The Question of Lay Analysis; and Other Works. (London: Hogarth Press and Institute of Psycho-Analysis, 1959. Vol. IX, pp. vi + 279. Vol. XX, pp. vi + 306. £50 the set of 24 vols.; sold only in sets.). Int. J. Psycho-Anal., 41:565-566.

(1960). International Journal of Psycho-Analysis, 41:565-566

The Standard Edition of the Complete Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud: Translated from the German under the General Editorship of James Strachey, in collaboration with Anna Freud, assisted by Alix Strachey and Alan Tyson. Vol. IX (1906–08). Jensen's 'Gradiva', and Other Works. Vol. XX (1925–26). An Autobiographical Study; Inhibitions, Symptoms and Anxiety; The Question of Lay Analysis; and Other Works. (London: Hogarth Press and Institute of Psycho-Analysis, 1959. Vol. IX, pp. vi + 279. Vol. XX, pp. vi + 306. £50 the set of 24 vols.; sold only in sets.)

Review by:
Marjorie Brierley

Volume IX opens with a completely new translation by James Strachey of 'Freud's first published analysis of a work of literature', under the modified title 'Delusions and Dreams in Jensen's Gradiva'. This was originally translated by Helen M. Downey, published in book form in New York in 1917 under the title Delusion and Dream, and reissued in London by Allen and Unwin in 1921. So far as the reviewer can judge there is no gross inaccuracy in the earlier translation, but it is too popular and unscholarly in style for inclusion in a series like the Standard Edition, for which James Strachey's rendering is all that could be desired. The older book has, however, one advantage over the present Vol. IX in that it contains, as Part I, a translation of Jensen's story itself. This would have been out of place in the Standard Edition, but students might follow Freud's interpretations more readily if they first read the old translation of the story before turning to Strachey's translation of Freud's work. Freud's 1912 Postscript is translated here for the first time. Freud wrote later of Gradiva as a work 'which has no particular merit in itself', but, as Strachey points out, it actually includes 'not only a summary of Freud's explanation of dreams, but also what is perhaps the first of his semi-popular accounts of his theory of the neuroses and of the therapeutic action of psycho-analysis'. Appropriately enough, the Frontispiece to Vol. IX is a reproduction of the very beautiful

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