Wit and its relation to the unconscious

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Wit and its relation to the unconscious  (1917) 
by Sigmund Freud

WIT AND ITS RELATION TO THE UNCONSCIOUS

BY

Professor Dr. SIGMUND FREUD, LL.D.


Authorized English Edition, with Introduction by

A. A. BRILL, PH.B., M.D.

Lecturer in Psychoanalysis and Abnormal Psychology. New York University; former Chief of Clinic of Psychiatry. Columbia University


LONDON

KEGAN PAUL, TRENCH, TRUBNER & Co., LTD.

BROADWAY HOUSE, 68-74 CARTER LANE, E.C.

CONTENTS


A. ANALYSIS OF WIT

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I. Introduction 3
II. The Technique of Wit 15
III. The Tendencies of Wit 127

B. SYNTHESIS OF WIT

IV. The Pleasure Mechanism and the Psychogenesis of Wit 177
V. The Motives of Wit and Wit as a Social Process 214

C. THEORIES OF WIT

VI. The Relation of Wit to Dreams and to the Unconscious 249
VII. Wit and the Various Forms of the Comic 288