Grace Pailthorpe’s Writings on Psychoanalysis and Surrealism

Author(s) : Alberto Stefana, Author(s) : Lee Ann Montanaro

Grace Pailthorpe’s Writings on Psychoanalysis and Surrealism

Book Details

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Published : 2023
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 122
  • Category :
  • Catalogue No : 96997
  • ISBN 13 : 9781032366470
  • ISBN 10 : 9781032366

Reviews and Endorsements

‘Grace Pailthorpe was an extraordinary figure, a pioneering female surgeon, psychoanalyst and artist. The Portman Clinic, of which she is the de jure founder, is a unique institution that specialises in studying the roots of violent, sexual and antisocial behaviour. In some ways this parallels Surrealism’s fascination with the irrational, bizarre and unconventional. This collection of Pailthorpe’s writings represents a major re-appraisal of her life and her involvement with the surrealist movement.' - Jessica Yakeley, director of the Portman Clinic, consultant psychiatrist in Forensic Psychotherapy; associate medical director, clinical governance and medical director, The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust.

‘Surgeon, criminologist, psychoanalyst, surrealist, painter, Grace Pailthorpe was an intrepid pioneer in every aspect of her life, not least in her unique partnership with Reuben Mednikoff. Thanks to this indispensable collection of her theoretical writings on psychoanalysis and Surrealism, we at last have access to a remarkably original mind at work.’
- Elizabeth Cowling, emeritus professor, History of Art, University of Edinburgh.

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