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Freud, S. (1917). A Difficulty in the Path of Psycho-Analysis. The Standard Edition of the Complete Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud, Volume XVII (1917-1919): An Infantile Neurosis and Other Works, 135-144.
Freud, S. (1917). [SEQ135a1]A Difficulty in the Path of Psycho-Analysis. The Standard Edition of the Complete Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud, Volume XVII (1917-1919): An Infantile Neurosis and Other Works, 135-144
[SEQ135a1]A Difficulty in the Path of Psycho-Analysis
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[SEQ135a2]Editor's Note to "A Difficulty in the Path of Psycho-Analysis"
[SEQ135a3](a) German Editions:
[SEQ135a4](1917 Eine Schwierigkeit Der Psychoanalyse Nyugat (Budapest), 10 (1), 47-52. In a Hungarian translation.)
[SEQ135a5]1917 Eine Schwierigkeit Der Psychoanalyse Imago, 5 (1),1-7.
[SEQ135a6]1918 Eine Schwierigkeit Der Psychoanalyse S.K.S.N., 4, 553-63(1922, 2nd. ed.).
[SEQ135a7]1924 Eine Schwierigkeit Der Psychoanalyse G.S., 10, 347-56.
[SEQ135a8]1947 Eine Schwierigkeit Der Psychoanalyse G.W., 12, 3-12.
[SEQ135a9](b) English Translation:
[SEQ135a10]‘One of the Difficulties of Psycho-Analysis’ 1920 Int. J. Psycho-Anal., 1, 17-23. (Tr. Joan Riviere.)
[SEQ135a12]The present translation, with a new title ‘A Difficulty in the Path of Psycho-Analysis’, is based on the one published in 1925.
[SEQ135a13]A leading Hungarian man of letters of the day, H. Ignotus, invited Freud to contribute an article to the periodical Nyugat, of which he was editor, and this paper, evidently designed for an educated but uninstructed audience, was the result. The article was written at the end of 1916 and was first published in a Hungarian translation (under the title ‘A pszihoanalizis egy nehézségéröl’) in the early days of 1917. The original German appeared in Imago two or three months afterwards. A more general discussion of the resistances to the theories of psycho-analysis will be found in a paper of Freud's written some years later (1925e).
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