Eigen in Seoul: Volume 1: Madness and Murder

Author(s) : Michael Eigen

Eigen in Seoul: Volume 1: Madness and Murder

Book Details

  • Publisher : Karnac Books
  • Published : 2010
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 100
  • Category :
    Psychoanalysis
  • Catalogue No : 29459
  • ISBN 13 : 9781855758193
  • ISBN 10 : 1855758199

Reviews and Endorsements

'In case you did not know, Michael Eigen is a living master of psychoanalysis. This work, a beautiful distillation of his thought, is like an intimate conversation with the wisest of the wise, the kindest of the kind. Reading it, I wanted to shout with joy that the book exists and that he is in our midst.'
- Mark Epstein, MD, author of Thoughts without a Thinker and Going to Pieces without Falling Apart

'In this intimate portrait of Michael Eigen's encounter with colleagues in Seoul, Korea, we see the man we have valued as scholar, therapist, and mystic in a new role: teacher. Few meditations on psychoanalysis - or on life itself - have the simplicity and depth, passion and compassion of these conversations that reach across continents, generations, cultures. Read this book and grow wiser.'
- Nancy McWilliams, Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology, Rutgers University

'There is something rightfully alluring about any thinker engaging with a live audience. We can think of Lacan and Bion in the psychoanalytical world. Eigen enters this realm and his freedom to speak his mind - to me the essence of what it means to be psychoanalytical - is so refreshing, so necessary. He has inspired the other, here in the form of the Korean audience who are clearly caught up in the intellectual intensity of his presence. So too will any open minded reader who joins the Oriental in hearing from the Occidental.'
- Christopher Bollas, author of Shadow of the Object and The Freudian Moment

'Michael Eigen is an extraordinary psychoanalytic writer. The more I read the better I feel. In this seminar we get engaged in an intense exchange between Freud, Klein, Winnicott, Bion and Eigen on madness in psychoanalysis, in society, in each of us. Eigen succeeds with the feat of bringing us to the depths of human pain and craziness and yet coming out wiser and enriched.'
- Jan Stensson, Founding Editor of International Forum of Psychoanalysis

'The most concise, brilliant summary of psychoanalysis that I have read.'
- Mark Blechner, Editor, Contemporary Psychoanalysis

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