A Beam of Intense Darkness: Wilfred Bion's Legacy to Psychoanalysis

Author(s) : James S. Grotstein

A Beam of Intense Darkness: Wilfred Bion's Legacy to Psychoanalysis

Book Details

  • Publisher : Karnac Books
  • Published : 2007
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 400
  • Category :
    Psychoanalysis
  • Catalogue No : 25072
  • ISBN 13 : 9781855754485
  • ISBN 10 : 1855754487

Reviews and Endorsements

'...this is a book that I had been waiting to have for a long time - a book that was in my 'memoirs of the future'. This book is a hologram of Bion's thought that can be deconstructed in its constituent parts and then reconstructed again and again. It is Grotstein's dream about Bion, but a dream that enriches his thought, transforms it and makes it more readily available.

It is a book that I will certainly use with my students in seminars on Bion's thought, and I will encourage others to do the same. It is a book, in my opinion, that all analysts, including those of a different orientation, should take most seriously. It is a
book that dares to disturb that universe of knowledge that any reader had before reading it. It is a book which is 'thought for thinking', but also reverie, as well as representing the closest we can get, for the time being at least, to the global 'O' of Bion's thought.'
- Antonino Ferro, International Journal of Psychoanalysis, (2008).

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