On the Introduction of Narcissism/Remembering Repeating and Working Through/Beyond the Pleasure Principle/The Ego and the Id/Inhibition Symptom and Fear In Freud’s view we are driven by the desire for pleasure as well as by the desire to avoid pain. But the pursuit of pleasure has never been a simple thing. Pleasure can be a form of fear a form of memory and a way of avoiding reality. Above all as these essays show with remarkable eloquence pleasure is a way in which we repeat ourselves. The essays collected in this volume explore in Freud’s uniquely subtle and accessible style the puzzles of pleasure and morality – the enigmas of human development.