The Girl who Committed Hara-Kiri and Other Clinical and Historical Essays

Author(s) : Franco Borgogno, Translator : Alice Spencer

The Girl who Committed Hara-Kiri and Other Clinical and Historical Essays

Book Details

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Published : 2013
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 424
  • Category :
  • Catalogue No : 32799
  • ISBN 13 : 9781780490779
  • ISBN 10 : 1780490771

Reviews and Endorsements

‘Franco Borgogno's new book is a unique phenomenon in psychoanalytic literature. The author, whose own clinical and theoretical thinking is richly fertilized by numerous voices, here invites several contemporary psychoanalysts – from Italy, the United States, Israel and Argentina – to enter into an open dialogue with him around a fascinating analytic case which he wrote up with much literary talent. The emerging multiplicity of voices, and Borgogno's own thoughtful responses to his colleagues, create a stimulating discourse, and offer rich evidence of the creative multiplicity in worldwide psychoanalytic thought today.’
- Emanuel Berman, Professor of Psychology, University of Haifa, and Training and Supervising Analyst, Israel Psychoanalytic Society

‘Franco Borgogno is a remarkable representative of the new Italian psychoanalytic stream, and his book perfectly integrates culture, creativity, innovation and authenticity. Contemporary psychoanalysis requires both international vision and personal characterization, and Borgogno’s psychoanalytic attitude towards patients, colleagues and theories fully satisfies these demands.’
- Stefano Bolognini, President of the Italian Psychoanalytic Society, and President Elect of the International Psychoanalytic Association (IPA)

‘In the best traditions of the second part of last-century psychoanalysis initiated by Heimann, Winnicott, Balint, Bion and earlier by Ferenczi’s pioneering work, Borgogno presents an impressive and stimulating testimony of his way of being a psychoanalyst. His journey - open-ended, provisional, and unfinished - invites us to explore new areas of psychic change and freedom. The end of his journey is also the start of another: for the reader. This is a stimulating and formidable book.’
- André Haynal, MD, Emeritus Professor of Psychopathology, University of Geneva.

Sign up for our new titles email   Sign up to our postal mailing list   Sign up for postal updates