Three Essays on the Theory of Sexuality, Jokes and their Relation to the Unconscious and Fragments of an Analysis of a Case of Hysteria ('Dora') appear.
With his mother Amalia and his wife at Altaussee 1905
With his mother Amalia and his wife at Altaussee 1905
On publication the Three Essays on the Theory of Sexuality causes a scientific scandal. This work, which Freud considered his most significant after the Interpretation of Dreams, presents the child as a sexual being and it outlines the basis of his theory of the instincts.
On the case history of the eighteen-year-old Dora, Freud wrote to Fliess shortly after the end of her analysis: "It is the fragment of a hysteria analysis in which the elucidations are grouped around two dreams, hence it is actually a continuation of the dream book. Apart from that the resolution of the hysterical symptoms and glimpses into the sexual-organic basis of the whole are contained in it. All in all it is the subtlest thing I have written to date and will have an even more frightening effect than usual." [25.1.1901]
First Release 'Der Witz und seine Beziehung zum Unbewussten'
First edition of The Wit and its Relation to the Unconscious
"For the euphoria which we endeavour to reach by these means is nothing other than the mood of a period of life in which we were accustomed to deal with our psychical work in general with a small expenditure of energy - the mood of our childhood, when we were ignorant of the comic, when we were incapable of jokes and when we had no need of humour to make us feel happy in our life."