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The interpretation of dreams
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The Interpretation of Dreams (German: Die Traumdeutung) is a book by psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud. The book introduces Freud's theory of the unconscious with respect to dream interpretation, and also first discusses what would later become the theory of the Oedipus complex. Freud revised the book at least eight times, and in the third edition added an extensive section which treated dream symbolism very literally, following the influence of Wilhelm Stekel. Freud said of this work, "Insight such as this falls to one's lot but once in a lifetime." The initial print run of the book was very low — it took many years to sell out the first 600 copies. It was translated from German into English by Dr. A.A. Brill, an American Freudian psychoanalyst, and later in an authorized translation by J...