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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)

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)

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)

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 £26.99 (RRP : £29.99 save £3.00)

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)

Everybody: A Book about Freedom

Everybody: A Book about Freedom

by Olivia Laing

  • Paperback £10.99

The body is a source of pleasure and of pain, at once hopelessly vulnerable and radiant with power. In her ambitious, brilliant sixth book, Olivia Laing charts an electrifying course through the long... (more)

Imaginary Existences: Dream, Daydream, Phantasy, Fiction

Imaginary Existences: Dream, Daydream, Phantasy, Fiction

by Ignes Sodre

  • Paperback £39.99

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)

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)

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)

Mirroring and Attunement: Self-Realization in Psychoanalysis and Art

Mirroring and Attunement: Self-Realization in Psychoanalysis and Art

by Kenneth Wright

  • Paperback £36.99

Mirroring and Attunement offers a new approach to psychoanalysis, artistic creation and religion. Viewing these activities from a broadly relational perspective, Kenneth Wright proposes that each... (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 £28.99

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)

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)

A Psychoanalytic Perspective on Reading Literature: Reading the Reader

A Psychoanalytic Perspective on Reading Literature: Reading the Reader

by Merav Roth

  • Paperback £34.99

What are the unconscious processes involved in reading literature? How does literature influence our psychological development existential challenges? A Psychoanalytic Perspective on Reading... (more)

Class and Psychoanalysis: Landscapes of Inequality

Class and Psychoanalysis: Landscapes of Inequality

by Joanna Ryan

  • Paperback £36.99

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)

The Political Self: Understanding the Social Context for Mental Illness

The Political Self: Understanding the Social Context for Mental Illness

Edited by Rod Tweedy

  • Paperback £34.99

This book explores how our social and economic contexts profoundly affect our mental health and wellbeing, and how modern neuroscientific and psychodynamic research can both contribute to and enrich... (more)

Wounded Leaders: British Elitism and the Entitlement Illusion - A Psychohistory

Wounded Leaders: British Elitism and the Entitlement Illusion - A Psychohistory

by Nick Duffell

  • Paperback £20.00

In an age when America elected its first black president and the Middle East stirred with popular uprising, Britons were again content to elect the products of their elitist Public Schools. But,... (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)

Mothers: An Essay on Love and Cruelty

Mothers: An Essay on Love and Cruelty

by Jacqueline Rose

  • Paperback £10.99

From one of the most important contemporary thinkers we have, a compelling, forceful tract about women and motherhood that demands immediate attention. Moving commandingly between pop cultural... (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)

Political Freud: A History

Political Freud: A History

by Eli Zaretsky

  • Paperback £20.00

In this masterful history, Eli Zaretsky reveals the power of Freudian thought to illuminate the great political conflicts of the twentieth century. Developing an original concept of political... (more)

Marxism and Psychoanalysis: In or Against Psychology?

Marxism and Psychoanalysis: In or Against Psychology?

by David Pavon Cuellar

  • Paperback £36.99

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)

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)

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 £29.99

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)

The Foundation of the Unconscious: Schelling, Freud and the Birth of the Modern Psyche

The Foundation of the Unconscious: Schelling, Freud and the Birth of the Modern Psyche

by Matt Ffytche

  • Paperback £22.99

The unconscious, cornerstone of psychoanalysis, was a key twentieth-century concept and retains an enormous influence on psychological and cultural theory. Yet there is a surprising lack of... (more)

A Brief Introduction to Psychoanalytic Theory

A Brief Introduction to Psychoanalytic Theory

by Stephen Frosh

  • Paperback £25.99

How is psychoanalytic theory relevant in the modern age? How does it inform and interact with culture? From Freud to Lacan, this insightful text clearly explores key psychoanalytic writers, core... (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 £34.99
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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)

Fifty Key Thinkers in Psychology

Fifty Key Thinkers in Psychology

by Alexandra Forsythe

  • Paperback £26.99 (RRP : £29.99 save £3.00)

The new edition of Fifty Key Thinkers in Psychology introduces the life, thought, work and impact of some of the most influential figures who have shaped and developed modern psychology, considering... (more)

Integration and Difference: Constructing a Mythical Dialectic

Integration and Difference: Constructing a Mythical Dialectic

by Grant Maxwell

  • Paperback £26.99 (RRP : £29.99 save £3.00)

This groundbreaking work synthesizes concepts from thirteen crucial philosophers and psychologists, relating how the ancient problem of opposites has been opening to an integration which not only... (more)

The Fashion System

The Fashion System

by Roland Barthes

  • Paperback £15.99

Fashion never ceases to interest psychologists, aestheticians and sociologists. Roland Barthes, however, examined fashion from a new point of view. Using descriptions from magazines, he uncovered a... (more)

Beyond Sexuality:

Beyond Sexuality:

by Tim Dean

  • Print £28.00

Combining psychoanalytic emphasis on the unconscious with a respect for the variability of sexual identities, this work of queer theory makes the case for viewing erotic desire as fundamentally... (more)

The Mother's Hands: Desire Fantasy and the Inheritance of the Maternal

The Mother's Hands: Desire Fantasy and the Inheritance of the Maternal

by Massimo Recalcati

  • Paperback £15.99

The social changes of the last century have fundamentally transformed motherhood. From a patriarchal society which reduced women almost entirely to their maternal function, new social and sexual... (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)

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