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The Analyst's Ear and the Critic's Eye: Rethinking Psychoanalysis and Literature

The Analyst's Ear and the Critic's Eye: Rethinking Psychoanalysis and Literature

by Benjamin H. Ogden, Thomas Ogden

  • Paperback £30.87 (RRP : £33.99 save £3.12)

The Analyst's Ear and the Critic's Eye is the first volume of literary criticism to be co-authored by a practicing psychoanalyst and a literary critic. The result of this unique collaboration is a... (more)

The Last Resistance

The Last Resistance

by Jacqueline Rose

  • Paperback £12.99

While Israel-Palestine is the repeated focus, The Last Resistance also turns to post-apartheid South Africa, to American national fantasy post-9/11, and to key moments for the understanding of Jewish... (more)

A Spirit that Impels: Play, Creativity, and Psychoanalysis

A Spirit that Impels: Play, Creativity, and Psychoanalysis

Edited by M. Gerard Fromm

  • Paperback £30.03 (RRP : £32.99 save £2.96)

This volume brings together some of the papers presented by leading scholars, artists and psychoanalysts at an annual Creativity Seminar organised by the Erikson Institute of the Austen Riggs Center.... (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 £28.35 (RRP : £30.99 save £2.64)

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)

A Psychoanalytic Odyssey: Painted Guinea Pigs, Dreams, and Other Realities

A Psychoanalytic Odyssey: Painted Guinea Pigs, Dreams, and Other Realities

by Eugene J. Mahon

  • Paperback £30.03 (RRP : £30.99 save £0.96)

Psychoanalytic process, as Eugene Mahon envisions it, is an odyssey through the mind of each of his analysands, the many children and adults he has treated over the forty years of his analytic... (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

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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)

Kabbalah and Psychoanalysis

Kabbalah and Psychoanalysis

by Michael Eigen

  • Paperback £20.79 (RRP : £20.99 save £0.20)

Wilfred Bion once said, “I use the Kabbalah as a framework for psychoanalysis.” Both are preoccupied with catastrophe and faith, infinity and intensity of experience, shatter and growth of being that... (more)

Freud and the Far East: Psychoanalytic Perspectives on the People and Culture of China, Japan, and Korea

Freud and the Far East: Psychoanalytic Perspectives on the People and Culture of China, Japan, and Korea

by Salman Akhtar

  • Paperback £34.16 (RRP : £37.95 save £3.79)

This book is a lexical ambassador with the dual responsibility of bridging the West and East and enhancing psychoanalytic conceptualization in the course of such an encounter. By juxtaposing the... (more)

The Artist's Mind: A Psychoanalytic Perspective on Creativity, Modern Art and Modern Artists

The Artist's Mind: A Psychoanalytic Perspective on Creativity, Modern Art and Modern Artists

by George Hagman

  • Paperback £32.55 (RRP : £33.99 save £1.44)

For the past century psychoanalysts have attempted to understand the psychology of art, artists and aesthetic experience. This book examines how contemporary psychoanalytic theory provides insight... (more)

Unspeakable Secrets and the Psychoanalysis of Culture

Unspeakable Secrets and the Psychoanalysis of Culture

by Esther Rashkin

  • Paperback £26.52

Explores the radical political potential of close reading to make the case for a new and invigorated psychoanalytic cultural studies. Esther Rashkin argues that psychoanalysis galvanizes, as no other... (more)

Radical Hope: Ethics in the Face of Cultural Devastation

Radical Hope: Ethics in the Face of Cultural Devastation

by Jonathan Lear

  • Paperback £17.06 (RRP : £18.95 save £1.89)

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)

Freudian Passions: Psychoanalysis, Form and Literature

Freudian Passions: Psychoanalysis, Form and Literature

by Jan Campbell

  • Paperback £29.69 (RRP : £32.99 save £3.30)

Freud's thinking about the unconscious has always been seen to be more about representations than affects. When it came to the passions of the transference and the demands of his hysterical patients,... (more)

The Creative Feminine and her Discontents: Psychotherapy, Art and Destruction

The Creative Feminine and her Discontents: Psychotherapy, Art and Destruction

by Juliet Miller

  • Paperback £28.35 (RRP : £30.99 save £2.64)

This book is an attempt to look at creativity from a female perspective. By looking at artistic endeavour, mothering and psychotherapeutic relationships, Juliet Miller considers how a patriarchal... (more)

The Signifier Pointing at the Moon: Psychoanalysis and Zen Buddhism

The Signifier Pointing at the Moon: Psychoanalysis and Zen Buddhism

by Raul Moncayo

  • Paperback £29.69 (RRP : £32.99 save £3.30)

Within the context of a careful review of the psychology of religion and prior non-Lacanian literature on the subject, Raul Moncayo builds a bridge between Lacanian psychoanalysis and Zen Buddhism... (more)

9/11: The Culture of Commemoration

9/11: The Culture of Commemoration

by David Simpson

  • Paperback £13.50 (RRP : £15.00 save £1.50)

After the terrorist attacks of September 11 2001, a general sense that the world was different - that nothing would ever be the same - settled upon a grieving nation; the events of that day were... (more)

Marx's Concept of Man

Marx's Concept of Man

by Erich Fromm

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Psychoanalyst Erich Fromm saw the philosophy of Marx as rooted in humanist Western philosophical tradition and representing, essentially, "a protest against man's alienation." In this work,... (more)

Opera's Second Death

Opera's Second Death

by Slavoj Zizek, Mladen Dolar

  • Paperback £25.83 (RRP : £27.99 save £2.16)

This work explores the relationship between opera and psychoanalysis. Ziezek and Dolar consider, for example, death in opera and orgasm (the little death for which opera may be imagined to be a... (more)

Integration and Self-Healing: Affect, Trauma, Alexithymia

Integration and Self-Healing: Affect, Trauma, Alexithymia

by Henry Krystal

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A work on psychic trauma and primitive affective (emotional) disturbance. The author uses the experience of his work with over 1000 Holocaust survivors in this effort to understand massive psychic... (more)

Psychoanalysis, Science and Masculinity

Psychoanalysis, Science and Masculinity

by Karl Figlio

  • Paperback £50.40 (RRP : £50.99 save £0.59)

This book is a psychoanalytic exploration of the need to know in Western culture. It argues that this need is expressed by the relentless drive of science to get to the source of all phenomena. But... (more)

The Bounds of Reason: Habermas, Lyotard and Melanie Klein on Rationality

The Bounds of Reason: Habermas, Lyotard and Melanie Klein on Rationality

by Emilia Steuerman

  • Paperback £31.49 (RRP : £34.99 save £3.50)

A highly original yet accessible study of the debate between modernity and postmodernity. Emilia Steuerman clearly explains the modernity/postmodernity dispute by examining the problem that has... (more)

Listening Subjects: Music, Psychoanalysis, Culture

Listening Subjects: Music, Psychoanalysis, Culture

by David Schwarz

  • Paperback £20.99

David Schwarz uses psychoanalytic techniques to probe the visceral experiences of music listeners. Using classical, popular, and avant-garde music as texts, Schwarz addresses intriguing questions:... (more)

The Uses of Enchantment

The Uses of Enchantment

by Bruno Bettelheim

  • Paperback £10.99

Wicked stepmothers and beautiful princesses... magic forests and enchanted towers... little pigs and big bad wolves... Fairy tales have been an integral part of childhood for hundreds of years. But... (more)

The Good Society and the Inner World: Psychoanalysis, Politics and Culture

The Good Society and the Inner World: Psychoanalysis, Politics and Culture

by Michael Rustin

  • Paperback £16.19 (RRP : £17.99 save £1.80)

A forceful advocacy of a psychoanalysis that is social not individualistic in its view of human life, The Good Society and the Inner World surveys the implications of recent psychoanalytical work for... (more)

Delusions of Everyday Life

Delusions of Everyday Life

by Leonard Shengold

  • Hardback £33.40 (RRP : £35.00 save £1.60)

In this profound and eloquent book, an eminent psychoanalyst discusses the primitive and irrational delusions that are common to all of us. Drawing on the lives and works of such literary figures as... (more)

Fear of Freedom

Fear of Freedom

by Erich Fromm

  • Paperback £14.99

New edition in the 'Routledge Classics Series'. A psychoanalytical and historical work which asks whether the fear of freedom is the root of the 20th-century's predeliction for one or other kind of... (more)

Psychoanalysis in Contexts: Paths Between Theory and Modern Culture

Psychoanalysis in Contexts: Paths Between Theory and Modern Culture

by Anthony Elliott, Stephen Frosh

  • Paperback £31.71 (RRP : £32.99 save £1.28)

Explores the changes in psychoanalytic theory over the last century, and the relationship between psychoanalysis and contemporary culture. Contributors include Jessica Benjamin, Cornelius... (more)

On What Cannot Be Said: Apophatic Discourses in Philosophy, Religion, Literature, and the Arts. Volume 1. Classic Formulations: Classic Formulations v. 1

On What Cannot Be Said: Apophatic Discourses in Philosophy, Religion, Literature, and the Arts. Volume 1. Classic Formulations: Classic Formulations v. 1

by William P. Franke

  • Paperback £37.00

This anthology gathers together the important historical works on apophaticism and illustrates the diverse trajectories of apophatic discourse in ancient, modern, and postmodern times. (more)

Beyond sexuality:

Beyond sexuality:

by Tim Dean

  • Print £24.00

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 colonial unconscious: Race and culture in interwar France

The colonial unconscious: Race and culture in interwar France

by Elizabeth Ezra

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France between the two World Wars was pervaded by representations of its own colonial powers, expressed forcefully in the human displays at the "expositions coloniales", in film and in literature.... (more)

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