The Joke and Its Relation to the Unconscious. Sigmund Freud, Joyce Crick, John Carey, introduction.

The Joke and Its Relation to the Unconscious

New York: Penguin Books, 2003. Later printing. Paperback. 230pp. Octavo [20 cm]. Illustrated wraps. New. Item #59893
ISBN: 9780142437445

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 that would otherwise remain hidden.

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