Dream Psychology by Sigmund Freud

This is an interesting book because it was the first to establish that: 1) There’s a connection between some part of the dream and some part of the dreamer’s life from the previous day.2) In every dream there’s an attempted or successful gratification of some wish, conscious or unconscious.3) Many dreams contain symbols that appearContinue reading “Dream Psychology by Sigmund Freud”

Pincher Martin by William Golding

William Golding won the Nobel Prize for literature in 1983. His first novel, Lord of the Flies, is probably his best known work. Pincher Martin is on a navy vessel escorting a North Atlantic convoy during WWII. His ship is torpedoed and sinks, but Martin is the sole survivor and ends up on a rockContinue reading “Pincher Martin by William Golding”

The Transposed Heads by Thomas Mann

Thomas Mann subtitled the novella An Indian Legend as the story is based on an old folk tale from India. Two friends Nanda and Shridaman see the lovely Sita bathing in a local pool and each of them falls in love with her. She marries Shridaman and has a child with him, but she alsoContinue reading “The Transposed Heads by Thomas Mann”

Dream Psychology by Sigmund Freud

This is an interesting book because it was the first to establish that: 1) There’s a connection between some part of the dream and some part of the dreamer’s life from the previous day.2) In every dream there’s an attempted or successful gratification of some wish, conscious or unconscious.3) Many dreams contain symbols that appearContinue reading “Dream Psychology by Sigmund Freud”

The Transposed Heads by Thomas Mann

Thomas Mann subtitled the novella An Indian Legend as the story is based on an old folk tale from India. Two friends Nanda and Shridaman see the lovely Sita bathing in a local pool and each of them falls in love with her. She marries Shridaman and has a child with him, but she alsoContinue reading “The Transposed Heads by Thomas Mann”