The New Klein-Lacan Dialogues

Editor : Julia Borossa, Editor : Catalina Bronstein, Editor : Claire Pajaczkowska

The New Klein-Lacan Dialogues

Book Details

  • Publisher : Karnac Books
  • Published : 2015
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 352
  • Category :
    Psychoanalysis
  • Category 2 :
    Lacanian Psychoanalysis
  • Catalogue No : 33112
  • ISBN 13 : 9781780491189
  • ISBN 10 : 1780491182

Reviews and Endorsements

‘Ever since psychoanalysis stopped being a unified discipline, ever since Freud’sdiscovery fractured into competing schools and traditions, streams and paradigms, a certain "bunker mentality" has reigned over the psychoanalytic field. This new collection of Klein-Lacan dialogues succeeds wonderfully in making rigid theoretical and clinical boundaries more permeable, not with a view to re-unifying two major strands of thought in contemporary psychoanalysis, but in an attempt to show how Klein was to some extent always already a proto-Lacanian, how Lacan borrowed more from Klein than he and his followers have been prepared to admit, and how both were essentially driven by the same clinical concerns. As a record of a series of hugely productive dialogues, I can only hope that this book will elicit more dialogues.’
- Dany Nobus, Professor of Psychoanalytic Psychology and Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Brunel University London, and Chair of the Freud Museum, London

‘In this volume, which emerged from a series of seminars and discussions, leading figures from both these schools of thought engage with each other, creating the possibility for real dialogue. This is not just a series of position statements – the editors required the authors to make their own thinking clear but also to really engage with each other, without brushing over differences: differences which are real and sometimes substantial, thus making it possible for real dialogue to occur. The editors have fulfilled their aim admirably - a remarkable achievement. Given that true dialogue is the basis of all serious scholarly work, this book will be recognised and enjoyed by all those who are interested in getting to grips with leading currents of contemporary psychoanalytic theory and technique.’
- Dr David Bell, training and supervising analyst; former President of the British Psychoanalytical Society; and Consultant Psychiatrist at the Tavistock Clinic

‘This much-anticipated volume is the outcome of a sustained conversation between clinicians and scholars of psychoanalysis – a discipline and a praxis that is notorious for passionate schisms and betrayals, expulsions and dissolutions, and failures of dialogue. The contributors are to be congratulated for their commitment to psychoanalysis’s radical project and advances in theory and clinical practice. ‘
- Dr Anne Worthington, psychoanalyst, Senior Lecturer, Middlesex University; member of the Centre for Freudian Analysis and Research and the College of Psychoanalysts, UK

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