Ferenczi for Our Time: Theory and Practice

Editor : Judit Szekacs-Weisz, Editor : Tom Keve

Ferenczi for Our Time: Theory and Practice

Book Details

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Published : 2012
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 224
  • Category :
  • Catalogue No : 32089
  • ISBN 13 : 9781780490403
  • ISBN 10 : 1780490402

Reviews and Endorsements

'It seems that time has come to recognise and rediscover the deep influence of Ferenczi and the Hungarian School of Psychoanalysis which he founded (especially Michael, Alice and later Enid Balint) on the history and development of British psychoanalytic thought. This "emotionally attuned co-creator of psychoanalysis" inspired the work of Klein, Winnicott, Fairbairn, Heimann, Pearl King and also more recent attachment theorists, such as Fonagy and Target. Publishing the
present collection of essays - Hungarian, British and French - is a further step in the "Ferenczian renaissance", one which is going to re-integrate a partially missing link in the history of psychoanalysis.'
- Franco Borgogno, Training and Supervising Psychoanalyst of the Italian Psychoanalytical Society, and Full Professor of Clinical Psychology, University of Turin

'This volume reflects the sensitive understanding of the editors, aided by their deep embeddedness in Ferenczi's complex world - of his prolonged and ongoing influence, by his writings and, equally importantly, by his personal impact, handed down through generations. The book demonstrates that Ferenczi's revolutionary ideas continue to be eminently suited to illuminate a whole array of historical, difficult and painful human experiences, not unlike those confronted by Ferenczi. This superb collection of essays by a stellar group of collaborators will enrich the work of Ferenczi scholars as well as the perspectives of newcomers to the highly original thinking of this indelible psychoanalytic pioneer.'
- Giselle Galdi, Editor, American Journal of Psychoanalysis, and Training and Supervising Analyst, American Institute for Psychoanalysis, New York City

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