The Question of Lay Analysis.

By Sigmund Freud

Printed: 1947

Publisher: Imago Publishing. London

Edition: First english edition

Dimensions 14 × 22 × 1 cm

Language: English

Size (cminches): 14 x 22 x 1

Condition: Very good  (See explanation of ratings)

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Red cloth binding with gilt title on the spine.

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The First English Edition

A well kept book providing illumination on a difficult subject

The Question of Lay Analysis is a 1926 book by Sigmund Freud, the founder of psychoanalysis, advocating the right of non-doctors, or ‘lay’ people, to be psychoanalysts. It was written in response to Theodore Reik’s being prosecuted for being a non-medical, or lay, analyst in Austria.

It is in this book that Freud compares the sexual life of adult women to a “dark continent”:

We know less about the sexual life of little girls than of boys. But we need not feel ashamed of this distinction; after all, the sexual life of adult females is a dark continent [original in English] for psychology.

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