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J., E. (1922). Delusion and Dream: By Professor Sigmund Freud. Translated by Helen M. Downey M.A. Introduction by Dr. G. Stanley Hall. (George Allen & Unwin, London, 1921. Pp. 213. Price 12s. 6d.). Int. J. Psycho-Anal., 3:223.

(1922). International Journal of Psycho-Analysis, 3:223

Delusion and Dream: By Professor Sigmund Freud. Translated by Helen M. Downey M.A. Introduction by Dr. G. Stanley Hall. (George Allen & Unwin, London, 1921. Pp. 213. Price 12s. 6d.)

Review by:
E. J.

Most of our readers will already be familiar with this volume, of which the sale in England has just been taken over by Messrs. Allen & Unwin. It contains a translation not only of Freud's essay on Jensen's 'Gradiva', but also of Jensen's book itself. It was a good idea to combine the two volumes in one in this way.

The translation is mediocre though painstaking. We note that Hamlet's reflection 'There are more things in heaven and earth than are dreamt of in your philosophy' (which in Freud's original is, of course, given in the Schlegel rendering) is re-translated into the English in the following original way: 'They usually know many things between heaven and earth that our academic wisdom does not even dream of'.

It is perhaps not superfluous to mention that Freud's volume appeared in 1907; a recent reviewer strangely hailed it as a new work which indicated that Freud had renounced his previous errors, adjuring, of course, all psycho-analysts to follow this latest example.

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