Doing Things Differently: The Influence of Donald Meltzer on Psychoanalytic Theory and Practice

Editor : Margaret Cohen, Editor : Alberto Hahn

Doing Things Differently: The Influence of Donald Meltzer on Psychoanalytic Theory and Practice

Book Details

  • Publisher : Karnac Books
  • Published : 2017
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 288
  • Category :
    Psychoanalysis
  • Catalogue No : 38492
  • ISBN 13 : 9781782204343
  • ISBN 10 : 1782204342

Reviews and Endorsements

‘Overall, one of the most striking and moving aspects of the book is that the chapters, in their very different ways, come together to express what could be called something like “the generation of meaning”. They are testament to the space for the “co-creation of imaginative conjectures” that one author describes, a process at the heart of what Bion thought of as the growth of the mind, the developing a mind of one’s own, so compelling and so enabling for these authors, as for their readers. For threading their way through this book are countless examples, some fleeting, some deep and extended, of intellectual and psychic “growth”, in the true sense of the word.
‘As we see here, the way in which Meltzer taught, and the actual content, were inseparable: we hear of his wit and humour, his often surprising turns of mind and phrase, his surpassing originality and, as the authors here collectively attest, to the presence of something as elusive as “clinical intuition”, learned not through trying to define the indefinable but through the nature of the insights found here in the case material described.’
––Margot Waddell, from the Series Editors’ Preface

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