On Freud's "Screen Memories"

Editor : Gail S. Reed, Editor : Howard B. Levine

On Freud's

Book Details

  • Publisher : Karnac Books
  • Published : 2014
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 224
  • Category :
    Psychoanalysis
  • Catalogue No : 34512
  • ISBN 13 : 9781782200550
  • ISBN 10 : 178220055X

Reviews and Endorsements

‘The use of several old psychoanalytic terms and concepts is gradually receding as new ones are introduced from continuously evolving psychoanalytic theory and practice. Screen memories is one of them. Gail S. Reed and Howard B. Levine, with the help of their collaborators, have succeeded with this fascinating volume in giving new life to Freud’s concept of screen memories by deepening their enquiries into Freud’s propositions and by bringing them within a more contemporary context. In doing so, they have demonstrated the richness of Freud’s propositions, which defy simplistic judgements. The authors’ capacity to integrate and contrast the old with the new makes this publication of great value to all psychoanalysts regardless of theoretical orientation.’
— George Moraitis MD, former training and supervising analyst, Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis; faculty, Berkshire Psychoanalytic Institute

‘To explore the partially forgotten psychoanalytic concept of screen memories, the editors, Gail S. Reed and Howard B. Levine, have elicited commentaries from prestigious contributors from different parts of the world and from varied theoretical frameworks. We are reintroduced to the paradoxes of memory: screen memories are apparently trivial, but they are also clear, vivid, hyper-intense, recurring memories that convey repressed infantile sexual experiences at the same time as they conceal such experiences. We are reminded that the concept of screen memories comes at a turning point in Freud’s oeuvre; a time at which he is immersed in exploring the mechanisms of dreams and detailing the significance of the act of forgetting. The reader will find a text both clinical and theoretical, a text with a plurality of voices and experiences, which makes this title highly recommended not only within the psychoanalytic field but for interdisciplinary approaches as well.’s and experiences, which makes this title highly recommended not only within the psychoanalytic field but for interdisciplinary approaches as well.’
— Leticia Glocer Fiorini. President of the Argentine Psychoanalytic Association

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