From the Abyss of Loneliness to the Bliss of Solitude: Cultural, Social and Psychoanalytic Perspectives

Editor : Aleksandar Dimitrijevic, Editor : Michael B. Buchholz

From the Abyss of Loneliness to the Bliss of Solitude: Cultural, Social and Psychoanalytic Perspectives

Book Details

  • Publisher : Karnac Books
  • Published : 2022
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 348
  • Category :
  • Catalogue No : 96445
  • ISBN 13 : 9781800131095
  • ISBN 10 : 9781800131

Table of Contents

About the editors and contributors

Part I: Philosophy and culture
Introduction to Part I

1.The hidden sociality of the solitary subject. Phenomenological and psychoanalytical reflections on loneliness
Jagna Brudzińska

2. ‘And live alone in the bee-loud glade’? Asceticism and the construction of solitude
Colum Kenny

3.Lone wolves’ loneliness – about a special variant of terrorism
Michael B. Buchholz

4. History of private self and solitude
Aleksandar Dimitrijević

Part II: Art and literature
Introduction to Part II

5. Musical facet of loneliness
Helga de la Motte-Haber

6. Myth of the solitary artist
Aleksandar Dimitrijević

7. The lonely house
Karin Dannecker

8. Seven kinds of loneliness. Psychic pain in David Rabe’s play Hurlyburly
Dominic Angeloch

Part III: Developmental psychology and health
Introduction to Part III

9. The dual function of loneliness: a developmental perspective
Inge Seiffge-Krenke

10. Loneliness and insecure attachment
Aleksandar Dimitrijević

11. Epidemiology of loneliness
Eva M. Klein, Mareike Ernst, Manfred E. Beutel, and Elmar Brähler

12. Loneliness and health
Gamze Özçürümez Bilgili

13. Loneliness and the brain
Gamze Özçürümez Bilgili

Part IV: Psychoanalysis
Introduction to Part IV

14. Loneliness in child analysis cases
Patrizia Arfelli

15. Landscapes of loneliness: engaging with Frieda Fromm-Reichmann’s pioneering work
Gail Hornstein

16. Through the prism of being alone. A further dialogue between Donald Winnicott and Melanie Klein
Lesley Caldwell

17. Traumatic aloneness in children with narcissistically preoccupied parents
Jay Frankel

18. The clinical encounter with the lonely patient: Trauma and the Empty Self
Charles Ashbach

19. Shame and its cover-up: the self-enclosed prison of isolation
Peter Shabad

20. Strengthening the human bond – Doing We is more important than “intervention”
Michael B. Buchholz


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