Psychoanalytic Reflections on Writing, Cinema and the Arts: Facing Beauty and Loss

Author(s) : Paola Golinelli

Psychoanalytic Reflections on Writing, Cinema and the Arts: Facing Beauty and Loss

Book Details

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Published : 2020
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 112
  • Category :
  • Catalogue No : 95439
  • ISBN 13 : 9780367482503
  • ISBN 10 : 9780367482

Reviews and Endorsements

"If you love language this is the book for you. Paola Golinelli is a beautiful writer, creating understanding through writing that is more like an impressionistic painting than a scientific tract, but with the insights and psychoanalytic heft that will satisfy anyone looking for greater understanding of our complex, always expanding profession. Her voice is lyrical and gentle, inviting the reader to join her rather than argue one into submission." - Fred Busch, Ph.D., author of Creating a Psychoanalytic Mind.

"With this remarkable collection of essays Paola Golinelli has given us an invaluable gift. With insight, sensitivity and extensive knowledge of her subject matter, she has effectively employed an analytic lens to illuminate the artistic experience in its many forms and dimensions. The heart of Golinelli's book is her analytic discussion of a number of memorable films, a discussion that both enhances our understanding and deepens our appreciation of these woks of cinematic art. The same can be said of her essay on writing and of her original observations on the experience of viewing a great painting. This is a book to read, reread, and to treasure." - Ted Jacobs,, Training and Supervising Analyst of the ApsaA.

"This book written by Paola Golinelli is the brilliant work of an analyst who brings psychoanalytic exploration in the vast field of culture. It is a sensitive study of human emotions when confronted with a work of art, painting, statue, or cinematographic image. "Facing Beauty and Loss" deals with the human experience of integrating the object, while incorporating in this experience the object's absence. With sensibility and insight Golinelli describes situations in which encounter with the beauty of an object and loss of the object alternate and co-exist in subjective experience. The author uses psychoanalytic tools to interpret the internal as well as the external world. It is applied psychoanalysis at its best." - Ilany Kogan, Training and Supervising Analyst, Israel Psychoanalytic Society.

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