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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 )
[SEI141a1]Creative Writers and Day-Dreaming
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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.
[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in Freud's study on Gradiva (e.g. on p. 92 above); and a year or two earlier he had approached the question in an unpublished essay on ‘Psychopathic Characters on the Stage’ (1942a ). 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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