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Freud, S. (1932). The Acquisition and Control of Fire. The Standard Edition of the Complete Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud, Volume XXII (1932-1936): New Introductory Lectures on Psycho-Analysis and Other Works, 183-194.

Freud, S. (1932). [SEV183a1]The Acquisition and Control of Fire. The Standard Edition of the Complete Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud, Volume XXII (1932-1936): New Introductory Lectures on Psycho-Analysis and Other Works, 183-194

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[SEV183a2]Editor's Note to "The Acquisition and Control of Fire"

[SEV183a3](a) German Editions:

[SEV183a4]1932 Zur Gewinnung Des Feuers Imago, 18 (1), 8-13.

[SEV183a5]1932 Zur Gewinnung Des Feuers Almanach 1933, 28-35.

[SEV183a6]1934 Zur Gewinnung Des Feuers G.S., 12, 141-7.

[SEV183a7]1950 Zur Gewinnung Des Feuers G.W., 16, 3-9.

[SEV183a8](b) English Translations:

[SEV183a9]‘The Acquisition of Fire’ 1932 Psychoanal. Q., 1 (2), 210-15.(Tr. E. B. Jackson.)

[SEV183a10]‘The Acquisition of Power over Fire’ 1932 Int. J. Psycho-Anal., 13 (4), 405-10. (Tr. Joan Riviere.)

[SEV183a11]‘The Acquisition of Power over Fire’ 1950 C.P., 5, 288-94.(Revised reprint of above.)

[SEV183a12]The present translation, with an altered title, is a modified version of the one published in 1950.

[SEV183a13]This paper seems to have been written in the last month of 1931 (Jones, 1957, 177).

[SEV183a14]The connection between fire and micturition, which is the central feature of this discussion of the myth of Prometheus, had long been familiar to Freud. It provides the key to the analysis of the first dream in the case history of ‘Dora’ (1905e [1901]), Standard Ed., 7, 64 ff., and it crops up again in the much later ‘Wolf Man’ analysis (1918b [1914]), Standard Edition, 17, 91-2. In both these cases the topic of enuresis is involved, and this links

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