The Joke and Its Relation to the UnconsciousBook - 2003
"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 that would otherwise remain hidden. In elaborating this theory, Freud brings together a rich collection of puns, witticisms, one-liners, and anecdotes, many of which throw a vivid light on the society of early twentieth-century Vienna. Jokes, as Freud shows, are a method of giving ourselves away."--BOOK JACKET.
Publisher: New York, N.Y., U.S.A. : Penguin Books, 2003
Characteristics: xlii, 229 p. ; 20 cm