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Sigmund Freud died more than 70 years ago – books take on new life 70 years after their author die

Posted: September 23rd, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

Sigmund Freud died on 23rd of September 1939, 71 years ago today. But his works already entered the public domain on the 1st of January 2010.

Sigmund Freud
“Sigmund Freud” by One From RM, some rights reserved.

I was going to share ‘Parapraxes’ from Introductory Lectures on Psycho-analysis (1916-1917), because it is part of my Science and Technology curriculum at NTNU, Trondheim. The other evening though, it dawned upon me that the English works of Freud probably haven’t been made freely available yet, because most of the Freud translators lived much longer than Freud himself.

So, instead of giving Freud new life on my blog, I’ll thank Project Gutenberg for Dream Psychology, point to a digital ‘Parapraxes’ that probably isn’t in the public domain, and let you know that if you want to help Project Gutenberg, the easiest way is to join Distributed proofreaders.

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