The Surviving Object: Psychoanalytic clinical essays on psychic survival-of-the-object

Author(s) : Jan Abram

The Surviving Object: Psychoanalytic clinical essays on psychic survival-of-the-object

Book Details

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Published : 2021
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 186
  • Category :
    Psychoanalysis
  • Catalogue No : 95909
  • ISBN 13 : 9781032075181
  • ISBN 10 : 9781032075

Reviews and Endorsements

"In her new book, Jan Abram continues the impressive endeavour to explore, discuss and develop the work of D. W. Winnicott. This time her personal voice is stronger. By offering the reader an Ariadne thread, through her clinical innovation of the intrapsychic surviving and non surviving objects, she takes the reader on a journey through the complexity of Winnicott’s work, and her own reflections of its clinical and theoretical implications. She includes an abundance of examples from her clinical work, and a continuous dialogue with other psychoanalytic writers. This makes Abram’s contribution not only helpful to the understanding of Winnicott, but also to several of the most important discussions in contemporary psychoanalysis."- Sølvi Kristiansen, Training and Supervising Analyst; Past President, The Norwegian Psychoanalytic Society

"Jan Abram has made this marvellous achievement showing that DW Winnicott's two-person psychology is three-dimensional, following her inspiring meeting with André Green. To illustrate her psychoanalytic journey, she makes heuristic use of Japanese Ukiyo-e so that readers may enjoy viewing the transient and transitional object together while learning from the author, and in the end, shall realize the object has survived intrapsychically." - Osamu Kitayama, Training and Supervising Analyst & Past President Japan Psychoanalytic Society

"In The Surviving Object, Jan Abram, the foremost Winnicott scholar writing today, discusses the way Winnicott reinvents the meanings of words as he goes, and uses the unique language he creates to convey understandings that analytic writing has never previously held. In this new work, she presents her own clinical work, which is strongly rooted in Winnicott’s thinking, but is uniquely her own. She speaks with her patients in a way that is sometimes calming, sometimes confrontational, sometimes stunningly insightful, but always profoundly personal and humane. This is an extraordinary book that must not be missed." - Thomas Ogden, author most recently of Reclaiming Unlived Life and Creative Readings: Essays on Seminal Analytic Works.

"The Surviving Object is a significant milestone in understanding the richness of Winnicott’s contributions to psychoanalysis. Jan Abram, a leading exponent of Winnicott’s work, traces the evolution of his central concepts, with the detailed grasp of them for which she is known. She also traces how her own understanding of them has developed over time and found expression in her clinical work. Winnicott’s ideas are carried forward in the process, and their links to French psychoanalysis in particular are valuably explored. This book is both an extremely useful survey of Winnicott’s thought and a creative elaboration of it." - Michael Parsons, author of Living Psychoanalysis: From Theory to Experience

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