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Words in Pain: Letters on Life and Death

Words in Pain: Letters on Life and Death

by Olga Jacoby

  • Hardback £13.65 (RRP : £15.00 save £1.35)

Words in Pain is a rediscovered treasure. First published anonymously in 1919, these letters from a dying woman to her doctor encapsulate an attitude to death which is fiercely independent of... (more)

The Curiosity Drive: Our Need for Inquisitive Thinking

The Curiosity Drive: Our Need for Inquisitive Thinking

by Philip Stokoe

  • Paperback £26.09 (RRP : £28.99 save £2.90)
  • eBook £23.99 (RRP : £28.99 save £5.00)
  • Paperback + eBook £30.99 (RRP : £52.98 save £21.99)

After eighteen frustrating months heading a specialist adolescent unit, Philip Stokoe applied for a training in consultation at the Tavistock Clinic based on the ‘Tavi’ aka ‘group relations’ model.... (more)

Imagining the End: Mourning and Ethical Life

Imagining the End: Mourning and Ethical Life

by Jonathan Lear

  • Hardback £26.95

A leading philosopher explores the ethics and psychology of flourishing during times of personal and collective crisis.

Imagine the end of the world. Now think about the end-the purpose-of life.... (more)

Enduring Time

Enduring Time

by Lisa Baraitser

  • Paperback £23.99

The ways in which we imagine and experience time are changing dramatically. Climate change, unending violent conflict, fraying material infrastructures, permanent debt and widening social... (more)

Class and Psychoanalysis: Landscapes of Inequality

Class and Psychoanalysis: Landscapes of Inequality

by Joanna Ryan

  • Paperback £39.99

Does psychoanalysis have anything to say about the emotional landscapes of class? How can class-inclusive psychoanalytic projects, historic and contemporary, inform theory and practice? Class and... (more)

On Kindness

On Kindness

by Adam Phillips, Barbara Taylor

  • Paperback £7.99

What is kindness? Does it make us happier? And does it have a place in a selfish world? Psychoanalyst Adam Phillips and historian Barbara Taylor present an elegant, thoughtful and concise analysis of... (more)

Art and Analysis: An Adrian Stokes Reader

Art and Analysis: An Adrian Stokes Reader

by Adrian Stokes

  • Paperback £23.99

This edition is an introductory selection from the writings of Adrian Stokes (1902-1972), the Kleinian aesthete who created a unique vision of the relation between psychoanalysis, art, and aesthetic... (more)

Radical Hope: Ethics in the Face of Cultural Devastation

Radical Hope: Ethics in the Face of Cultural Devastation

by Jonathan Lear

  • Paperback £21.95

Shortly before he died, Plenty Coups, the last great Chief of the Crow Nation, told his story - up to a certain point. "When the buffalo went away the hearts of my people fell to the ground," he... (more)

Key Papers in Literature and Psychoanalysis

Key Papers in Literature and Psychoanalysis

Edited by Paul Williams, Glen O. Gabbard

  • Paperback £34.99

Since Freud invoked the Oedipus story to exemplify and verify his findings with patients and in analyzing his own dreams, psychoanalysis and literature have had a fruitful if often distrusting... (more)

The Guru, the Bagman and the Sceptic: A story of science, sex and psychoanalysis

The Guru, the Bagman and the Sceptic: A story of science, sex and psychoanalysis

  • Hardback £25.19 (RRP : £27.99 save £2.80)

A brilliantly witty book about the intertwined lives of psychoanalyst Ernest Jones, surgeon Wilfred Trotter and the guru of psychoanalysis, Sigmund Freud.

Ernest Jones was Sigmund Freud's... (more)

Opera on the Couch: Music, Emotional Life, and Unconscious Aspects of Mind

Opera on the Couch: Music, Emotional Life, and Unconscious Aspects of Mind

by Steven H. Goldberg

  • Paperback £28.79 (RRP : £31.99 save £3.20)

In this widely ranging collection of essays, a group of contemporary psychoanalyst/authors turn their finely-honed listening skills and clinical experience to plumb the depths and illuminate themes... (more)

In Writing

In Writing

by Adam Phillips

  • Paperback £9.99

A collection of literary essays like no other - exploring the deep connections between literature and psychoanalysis - from Britain's leading psychoanalyst. For Adam Phillips - as for Freud and many... (more)

Freud's Russia: National Identity in the Evolution of Psychoanalysis

Freud's Russia: National Identity in the Evolution of Psychoanalysis

by James L. Rice

  • Paperback £39.99

Freud's lifelong involvement with the Russian national character and culture is examined in James Rice's imaginative combination of history, literary analysis, and psychoanalysis. Freud's Russia... (more)

The Digital Age on the Couch: Psychoanalytic Practice and New Media

The Digital Age on the Couch: Psychoanalytic Practice and New Media

by Alessandra Lemma

  • Paperback £31.99

The Digital Age is on the couch. Working today, it is essential that clinicians understand the world we live in. The transition from an industrial economy to an information economy impacts not just... (more)

Ancient Egypt and Modern Psychotherapy: Sacred Science and the Search for Soul

Ancient Egypt and Modern Psychotherapy: Sacred Science and the Search for Soul

by Todd Hayen

  • Paperback £51.99

In Ancient Egypt and Modern Psychotherapy Todd Hayen explores what the spiritual concepts of the enigmatic ancient Egyptians can teach us about our own modern psyches and the pursuit of a meaningful... (more)

Marxism and Psychoanalysis: In or Against Psychology?

Marxism and Psychoanalysis: In or Against Psychology?

by David Pavon Cuellar

  • Paperback £39.99

The intellectual traditions initiated by Freud and Marx have enabled a range of scholars to critically reflect upon the ideological foundations upon which modern and now postmodern western societies... (more)

Nietzsche and the Clinic: Psychoanalysis, Philosophy, Metaphysics

Nietzsche and the Clinic: Psychoanalysis, Philosophy, Metaphysics

by Jared Russell

  • Paperback £31.99

Nietzsche and the Clinic reimagines what a sustained engagement with Nietzsche’s thinking has to offer psychoanalysis today. Beyond the headlines that continue to misrepresent Nietzsche’s project,... (more)

Art and Mourning: The Role of Creativity in Healing Trauma and Loss

Art and Mourning: The Role of Creativity in Healing Trauma and Loss

by Esther Dreifuss-Kattan

  • Paperback £38.99

Art and Mourning explores the relationship between creativity and the work of self-mourning in the lives of 20th century artists and thinkers. The role of artistic and creative endeavours is... (more)

The Poet's Voice in the Making of Mind

The Poet's Voice in the Making of Mind

by Russell Meares

  • Paperback £35.99

In The Poet’s Voice in the Making of Mind, Russell Meares presents a fascinating inquiry into the origin of mind. He proposes that the way in which mind, or self, evolved, may resemble the way it... (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)

Imaginary Existences: Dream, Daydream, Phantasy, Fiction

Imaginary Existences: Dream, Daydream, Phantasy, Fiction

by Ignes Sodre

  • Paperback £44.99

Imaginary Existences interweaves scholarly psychoanalytic knowledge and extensive clinical experience with insights derived from close readings of great literature in a uniquely imaginative and... (more)

Oedipus and the Sphinx: The Threshold Myth from Sophocles Through Freud to Cocteau

Oedipus and the Sphinx: The Threshold Myth from Sophocles Through Freud to Cocteau

by Almut-Barbara Renger

  • Hardback £25.00

When Oedipus met the Sphinx on the road to Thebes, he did more than answer a riddle - he spawned a myth that, told and retold, would become one of Western culture's central narratives about... (more)

Art in Psychoanalysis: A Contemporary Approach to Creativity and Analytic Practice

Art in Psychoanalysis: A Contemporary Approach to Creativity and Analytic Practice

Edited by Gabriela Goldstein

  • Paperback £31.99

A revolution is brewing in psychoanalysis: after a century of struggle to define psychoanalysis as a science, the concept of psychoanalysis as an art is finding expression in an unconventional... (more)

Beckett and Bion: The (Im)Patient Voice in Psychotherapy and Literature

Beckett and Bion: The (Im)Patient Voice in Psychotherapy and Literature

by Ian Miller, Kay Souter

  • Paperback £35.99

This book focuses on Samuel Beckett’s psychoanalytic psychotherapy with W. R. Bion as a central aspect both of Beckett’s and Bion’s radical transformations of literature and psychoanalysis. The... (more)

Tales of Love, Sex, and Danger: Second Edition

Tales of Love, Sex, and Danger: Second Edition

by Sudhir Kakar, John M. Ross

  • Paperback £11.99

This book discusses the complexities of love and the nature of erotic passion as these appear in the great love stories of the world. Starting with the story of Romeo and Juliet and its roots in... (more)

The God of the Left Hemisphere: Blake, Bolte Taylor and the Myth of Creation

The God of the Left Hemisphere: Blake, Bolte Taylor and the Myth of Creation

by Roderick Tweedy

  • Paperback £36.99
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The God of the Left Hemisphere explores the remarkable connections between the activities and functions of the human brain that writer William Blake termed 'Urizen' and the powerful complex of... (more)

Landscapes of the Chinese Soul: The Enduring Presence of the Cultural Revolution

Landscapes of the Chinese Soul: The Enduring Presence of the Cultural Revolution

Edited by Tomas Plaenkers

  • Paperback £31.99

In 1981 the Communist Party of China declared: “The ‘Cultural Revolution’, which lasted from May 1966 to October 1976, was responsible for the heaviest losses suffered by the Party, the state and the... (more)

A Critical Psychology of the Postcolonial: The Mind of Apartheid

A Critical Psychology of the Postcolonial: The Mind of Apartheid

by Derek Hook

  • Paperback £42.99

An oft-neglected element of postcolonial thought is the explicitly psychological dimension of many of its foundational texts. This unprecedented volume explores the relation between these two... (more)

On Balance

On Balance

by Adam Phillips

  • Paperback £15.99

Are we too obsessed with excess? What can childhood teach us about bad behaviour? And should we be happy, or is there something better we might be? In On Balance, acclaimed psychoanalyst Adam... (more)

This Incredible Need to Believe

This Incredible Need to Believe

by Julia Kristeva

  • Hardback £50.00

"Unlike Freud, I do not claim that religion is just an illusion and a source of neurosis. The time has come to recognize, without being afraid of frightening either the faithful or the agnostics,... (more)

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