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Freud, S. (1908). Creative Writers and Day-Dreaming. The Standard Edition of the Complete Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud, Volume IX (1906-1908): Jensen's ‘Gradiva’ and Other Works, 141-154.

Freud, S. (1908). [SEI141a1]Creative Writers and Day-Dreaming. The Standard Edition of the Complete Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud, Volume IX (1906-1908): Jensen's ‘Gradiva’ and Other Works, 141-154

Creative Writers and Day-Dreaming (1908 [1907])

[SEI141a1]Creative Writers and Day-Dreaming Book Information Previous Up Next Language Translation

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[SEI141a2]Editor's Note to "Creative Writers and Day-Dreaming"

[SEI141a3]Der Dighter Und Das Phantasieren

[SEI141a4](a) German Editions:

[SEI141a5](1907 December 6. Delivered as a lecture)

[SEI141a6]1908 Neue Revue, 1 (10) [March], 716-24.

[SEI141a7]1909 S.K.S.N., 2, 197-206. (1912, 2nd ed.; 1921, 3rd ed.)

[SEI141a8]1924 G.S., 10, 229-239.

[SEI141a9]1924 Dichtung und Kunst, 3-14.

[SEI141a10]1941 G.W., 7, 213-223.

[SEI141a11](b) English Translation:

[SEI141a12]‘The Relation of the Poet to Day-Dreaming’ 1925 C.P., 4, 172-183. (Tr. I. F. Grant Duff.)

[SEI141a13]The present translation is a modified version, with an altered title, of the one published in 1925.

[SEI141a14]This was originally delivered as a lecture on December 6, 1907, before an audience of 90, in the rooms of the Viennese publisher and bookseller Hugo Heller, who was himself a member of the Vienna Psycho-Analytical Society. A very accurate summary of the lecture appeared next day in the Viennese daily Die Zeit; but Freud's full version was first published early in 1908 in a newly established Berlin literary periodical.

[SEI141a15]Some of the problems of creative writing had been touched on shortly before in Freud's study on Gradiva (e.g. on p. 92 above); and a year or two earlier he had approached the question in an unpublished essay on ‘Psychopathic Characters on the Stage(1942a [1905]). The centre of interest in the present paper, however, as well as in the next one, written at about the same time, lies in its discussion of phantasies.

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