Christopher Bollas

Christopher Bollas is a member of the British Psychoanalytical Society, the Los Angeles Institute and Society for Psychoanalytic Studies, and Honorary Member of the Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research. He is a member of ESGUT, the European Study Group of Unconscious Thought.

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Meaning and Melancholia: Life in the Age of Bewilderment

Meaning and Melancholia: Life in the Age of Bewilderment

by Christopher Bollas

  • Paperback £14.99

Meaning and Melancholia: Life in the Age of Bewilderment sees Christopher Bollas apply his creative and innovative psychoanalytic thinking to various contemporary social, cultural and political... (more)

Catch Them Before They Fall: The Psychoanalysis of Breakdown

Catch Them Before They Fall: The Psychoanalysis of Breakdown

by Christopher Bollas

  • Paperback £21.99

In this exploration of a radical approach to the psychoanalytical treatment of people on the verge of mental breakdown, Christopher Bollas offers a new and courageous clinical paradigm. He suggests... (more)

The Shadow of the Object: Psychoanalysis of the Unthought Known: 30th Anniversary Edition

The Shadow of the Object: Psychoanalysis of the Unthought Known: 30th Anniversary Edition

by Christopher Bollas

  • Paperback £19.99

In The Shadow of the Object, Christopher Bollas integrates aspects of Freud's theory of unconscious thinking with elements from the British Object Relations School. In doing so, he offers radical new... (more)

Forces of Destiny: Psychoanalysis and Human Idiom

Forces of Destiny: Psychoanalysis and Human Idiom

by Christopher Bollas

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Christopher Bollas is one of the most expressive and eloquent exponents of the ideas, meanings and experience of psychoanalysis currently writing. He has a real gift for taking the reader into the... (more)

When the Sun Bursts: The Enigma of Schizophrenia

When the Sun Bursts: The Enigma of Schizophrenia

by Christopher Bollas

  • Paperback £12.99

Many schizophrenics experience their condition as one of radical incarceration, mind-altering medications, isolation, and dehumanization. At a time when the treatment of choice is anti-psychotic... (more)

The Freudian Moment: Second Edition

The Freudian Moment: Second Edition

by Christopher Bollas

  • Paperback £15.19 (RRP : £15.99 save £0.80)
  • eBook £12.91 (RRP : £15.99 save £3.08)
  • Paperback + eBook £17.19 (RRP : £28.90 save £11.71)

With a new foreword by André Green.

Bollas eloquently argues for a return to our understanding of how Freudian psychoanalysis works unconscious to unconscious. Failure to follow Freud's basic... (more)

Hysteria

Hysteria

by Christopher Bollas

  • Paperback £24.99

Hysteria has disappeared from contemporary culture only insofar as it has been subjected to a repression through the popular diagnosis of 'borderline personality disorder'. In Hysteria the... (more)

The Infinite Question

The Infinite Question

by Christopher Bollas

  • Paperback £17.99

Christopher Bollas uses detailed studies of real clinical practice to illuminate a theory of psychoanalysis which privileges the human impulse to question. From earliest childhood to the end of our... (more)

The Christopher Bollas Reader

The Christopher Bollas Reader

by Christopher Bollas

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This reader brings together a selection of seminal papers by Christopher Bollas. Essays such as "The fascist state of mind", "The structure of evil," and "The functions of history" have established... (more)

Being a Character: Psychoanalysis and Self-Experience

Being a Character: Psychoanalysis and Self-Experience

by Christopher Bollas

  • Paperback £24.99

Shows how each person unconsciously invests the ordinary objects of life with particular and private meaning. As each person subsequently voyages through the environment he encounters objects that... (more)

The Evocative Object World

The Evocative Object World

by Christopher Bollas

  • Paperback £17.99

Christopher Bollas builds on Freud's account of dream formation, combining it with perceptive clinical, theoretical and cultural insights to show how the psychoanalytical method can provide a rich... (more)

El Momento Freudiano

El Momento Freudiano

by Christopher Bollas

  • Paperback £12.74 (RRP : £14.99 save £2.25)
  • eBook £10.83 (RRP : £14.99 save £4.16)
  • Paperback + eBook £14.74 (RRP : £25.82 save £11.08)

Bollas aboga elocuentemente por el retorno a nuestra comprensión de cómo funciona el psicoanálisis freudiano de inconsciente a inconsciente. El incumplimiento de los supuestos básicos de Freud acerca... (more)

China on the Mind

China on the Mind

by Christopher Bollas

  • Paperback £21.99

Several thousand years ago Indo-European culture diverged into two ways of thinking; one went West, the other East. Tracing their differences, Christopher Bollas examines how these mentalities are... (more)

Cracking Up: Unconscious Work in Self Experience

Cracking Up: Unconscious Work in Self Experience

by Christopher Bollas

  • Paperback £24.15 (RRP : £24.99 save £0.84)

In this book Bollas examines how people educate one another in the idioms of their unconscious lives, and considers also the nature and consequences of the traumas which prevent us from doing... (more)

The Mystery of Things

The Mystery of Things

by Christopher Bollas

  • Paperback £21.99

A philosophical reflection on the paradox of the psychoanalytical process, which objectifies psychic life through the deep subjectivity of its two engaged participants - a mysterious encounter which... (more)

Dark at the End of the Tunnel

Dark at the End of the Tunnel

by Christopher Bollas

  • Paperback £24.99

This cross-genre novella introduces a comic hero - "the psychoanalyst" - who muses on ordinary yet essential psychological, philosophical and theological questions following The Catastrophe. Everyday... (more)

Freud and the Non-European

Freud and the Non-European

by Edward W. Said, Christopher Bollas

  • Paperback £9.99

Banned by the Freud institute in Vienna, this controversial lecture eventually became Edward Said's final book. Freud and the Non-European builds on Said's abiding interest in the psychoanalyst's... (more)

When the Sun Bursts: The Enigma of Schizophrenia

When the Sun Bursts: The Enigma of Schizophrenia

by Christopher Bollas

  • Hardback £21.25 (RRP : £25.00 save £3.75)

Many schizophrenics experience their condition as one of radical incarceration, mind-altering medications, isolation, and dehumanization. At a time when the treatment of choice is anti-psychotic... (more)

Theraplay and Other Plays

Theraplay and Other Plays

by Christopher Bollas

  • Paperback £12.95

The main characters of these five plays by Christopher Bollas struggle to survive in a post "Catastrophe" world. As they go about ordinary life it is clear that something insidious has both preceded... (more)

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