The Joke and Its Relation to the Unconscious - Freud, Sigmund, and Crick, Joyce (Translated by), and Carey, John (Introduction by)

Why do we laugh? The answer, argued Freud in this groundbreaking study of humor, is that jokes, like dreams, satisfy our unconscious desires. "The Joke and Its Relation to the Unconscious"explains how jokes provide immense pleasure by releasing us from our inhibitions and allowing us to express sexual, aggressive, playful, or cynical instincts ...

The Joke and Its Relation to the Unconscious 2003, Penguin Books, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780142437445

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The Joke and Its Relation to the Unconscious 2002, Penguin Classics, London

ISBN-13: 9780141185545

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