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Conversations

Conversations

by Christopher Bollas

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Christopher Bollas presents us with a new literary form in his Conversations: twenty-three unique dialogues to captivate, amuse, and inspire.

The psychoanalyst Paula Heimann asked: ‘Who is... (more)

Hidden Histories of British Psychoanalysis: From Freud’s Death Bed to Laing’s Missing Tooth

Hidden Histories of British Psychoanalysis: From Freud’s Death Bed to Laing’s Missing Tooth

by Brett Kahr

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In this compellingly written and meticulously researched new book, Professor Brett Kahr draws upon extensive unpublished archival sources and upon his four decades of oral history interviews to paint... (more)

Herbert Rosenfeld – Then and Now: The Significance of His Work for Contemporary Psychoanalysis

Herbert Rosenfeld – Then and Now: The Significance of His Work for Contemporary Psychoanalysis

Edited by Karin Johanna Zienert-Eilts, Wolfgang Hegener

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This collection presents new insights into the life and work of Herbert Rosenfeld and his continuing influence on psychoanalytic theory and practice. It includes accounts from both personal and... (more)

In Short: Private Notes of a Psychoanalyst

In Short: Private Notes of a Psychoanalyst

by Salman Akhtar

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In Short: Private Notes of a Psychoanalyst is wise, uplifting and inspiring. Salman Akhtar brings his talent for poetic literature to gift us 111 pithy ‘proto essays’ on a wide range of subjects. His... (more)

Psychoanalytic Approaches to Forgiveness and Mental Health

Psychoanalytic Approaches to Forgiveness and Mental Health

Edited by Ronald Britton, Aleksandra Novakovic

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Psychoanalytic Approaches to Forgiveness and Mental Health considers the role of forgiveness in mental life, concerning both forgiving and being forgiven.

Each chapter addresses concepts... (more)

Bion: An Introduction

Bion: An Introduction

by Nicola Abel-Hirsch

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Wilfred R. Bion’s life spanned key events in the twentieth century. Born in India in 1897, he came to boarding school in England aged 8 and at 18 fought in the tanks in World War One. He trained as a... (more)

The Soft Power of Culture: Art, Transitional Space, Death and Play

The Soft Power of Culture: Art, Transitional Space, Death and Play

by Jonathan Sklar

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Psychoanalysis is a valuable tool to add to the sciences and the arts: all contain unconscious hidden depths that can become insight and understanding and contribute to humanity as culture. Using the... (more)

Knowing What Psychoanalysts Do and Doing What Psychoanalysts Know

Knowing What Psychoanalysts Do and Doing What Psychoanalysts Know

by David Tuckett, Elizabeth Allison

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This book, founded on the in-depth discussion of sixteen clinical cases of psychoanalysis, tries to answer the question of what psychoanalysts do when they are practicing psychoanalysis.

The... (more)

On the Destruction and Death Drives

On the Destruction and Death Drives

by Andre Green

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‘Living with the idea of bearing a death-force fundamentally directed at oneself is hardly easy to admit. It is less so in any case than the idea that we are all murderers, that we are ever ready to... (more)

Three Characters: Narcissist, Borderline, Manic Depressive

Three Characters: Narcissist, Borderline, Manic Depressive

by Christopher Bollas

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It is important to point out that these essays are about character types; it is not to suggest that all borderlines, narcissists or manic depressives are the same. Everyone is an individual and are... (more)

A Dream That Interprets Itself

A Dream That Interprets Itself

by Otto Rank

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Sigmund Freud hired Otto Rank as his secretary and funded Rank’s PhD in literature at the University of Vienna. In 1910, at age 26, Rank published ‘A Dream That Interprets Itself’. Freud could not... (more)

The Analyst’s Torment: Unbearable Mental States in Countertransference

The Analyst’s Torment: Unbearable Mental States in Countertransference

by Dhwani Shah

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Dhwani Shah moves the focus from using psychoanalytic theory and technique to explore the patient’s mind from a safe distance. Instead, he concentrates on the analyst’s feelings, subjective... (more)

Autistic Phenomena and Unrepresented States: Explorations in the Emergence of Self

Autistic Phenomena and Unrepresented States: Explorations in the Emergence of Self

Edited by Howard B. Levine, Jani Santamaria

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With contributions from Anne Alvarez, Joshua Durban, Jeffrey L. Eaton, Bernard Golse, Didier Houzel, Howard B. Levine, Suzanne Maiello, Sylvain Missonnier, Bernd Nissen, Marganit Ofer, and Jani... (more)

The Clinical Paradigms of Donald Winnicott and Wilfred Bion: Comparisons and Dialogues

The Clinical Paradigms of Donald Winnicott and Wilfred Bion: Comparisons and Dialogues

by Jan Abram, R.D. Hinshelwood

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This book introduces the psychoanalytic principles of both Winnicott and Bion, to compare the ways in which their concepts evolved, and to show how their different approaches contribute to... (more)

Melanie Klein's Narrative of an Adult Analysis

Melanie Klein's Narrative of an Adult Analysis

by Christine English

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Melanie Klein’s Narrative of an Adult Analysis offers the first detailed account of Melanie Klein’s work with an adult patient, Mr B, which spanned the years 1934 to 1949.

This volume includes... (more)

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

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

Edited by Aleksandar Dimitrijevic, Michael B. Buchholz

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Social isolation and loneliness are increasingly being recognised as a priority public health problem and policy issue worldwide, with the effect on mortality comparable to risk-factors such as... (more)

Rapprochement Between Fathers and Sons: Breakdowns, Reunions, Potentialities

Rapprochement Between Fathers and Sons: Breakdowns, Reunions, Potentialities

by Louis Rothschild

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Following Freud’s rather cold conception of fathers and a relative neglect of their role in psychoanalytic theory is a challenge to continue more recent efforts to develop a psychoanalytically... (more)

W.R. Bion as Clinician: Steering Between Concept and Practice

W.R. Bion as Clinician: Steering Between Concept and Practice

by R.D. Hinshelwood

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Underpinned by rigorous close readings of his oeuvre, this book provides a comprehensive guide to the development, practice and evolution of Wilfred Bion’s clinical psychoanalytic work.

Starting... (more)

Encountering Silencing: Forms of Oppression in Individuals, Families and Communities

Encountering Silencing: Forms of Oppression in Individuals, Families and Communities

Edited by Michael B. Buchholz, Aleksandar Dimitrijevic

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Encountering Silencing is an invitation to closely observe the very practices and processes of silencing used by perpetrators of abuse and totalitarian institutions alike. A carefully selected group... (more)

The Indian Jungle: Psychoanalysis and Non-Western Civilizations

The Indian Jungle: Psychoanalysis and Non-Western Civilizations

by Sudhir Kakar

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For more than a century, the cultural imagination of psychoanalysis has been assumed and largely continues to be assumed as Western. Although the terroirs of psychoanalysis in South America, France,... (more)

Unlit Corners: Dirtiness, Miserliness, Shyness, Outrageousness, Shallowness, Indecisiveness, Restlessness, and Cowardliness

Unlit Corners: Dirtiness, Miserliness, Shyness, Outrageousness, Shallowness, Indecisiveness, Restlessness, and Cowardliness

Edited by Salman Akhtar

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Unlit Corners endeavours to bring light to neglected character traits which many struggle to overcome. Filled with relevant case studies and carefully crafted psychoanalytic theory, the book... (more)

Truth: Developmental, Cultural, and Clinical Realms

Truth: Developmental, Cultural, and Clinical Realms

Edited by Salman Akhtar

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This edited collection gathers together erudite and considered contributions from Salman Akhtar, Cobi Avshalom, Brett Clarke, Mali Mann, Gila Ofer, Thomas Ogden, Louis Rothschild, Batya Shoshani,... (more)

Introducing the Clinical Work of Wilfred Bion

Introducing the Clinical Work of Wilfred Bion

by Joseph Aguayo

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Introducing the Clinical Work of Wilfred Bion takes a fresh approach to this much revered analyst, focusing on the unique contributions to be found in his analytical and supervisorial work and... (more)

Finding the Piggle: Reconsidering D. W. Winnicott's Most Famous Child Case

Finding the Piggle: Reconsidering D. W. Winnicott's Most Famous Child Case

Edited by Corinne Masur

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The Piggle is one of the most famous and beloved child cases in the history of psychoanalysis. A two-year-old girl suffering from terrible nightmares, depression, and self-harming behaviours, the... (more)

One Hundred Years of Psychoanalysis: A Timeline: 1900-2000

One Hundred Years of Psychoanalysis: A Timeline: 1900-2000

by Elisabeth Young-Bruehl, Christine Dunbar

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A comprehensive timeline of psychoanalysis depicting the major thinkers, theories, publications and events in the history of psychoanalysis throughout the 20th Century, placing them within the wider... (more)

The Mystery of Emotions: Seeking a Theory of What We Feel

The Mystery of Emotions: Seeking a Theory of What We Feel

by R.D. Hinshelwood

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Psychoanalysis is, above all, the science of the emotions but, as yet, there is no single accepted theory of affects. Instead, there are many, all of them too limited, based, as they are, on... (more)

Lessons in Psychoanalysis: Psychopathology and Clinical Psychoanalysis for Trainee Analysts

Lessons in Psychoanalysis: Psychopathology and Clinical Psychoanalysis for Trainee Analysts

by Franco De Masi

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Inspired by many successful years of teaching to analysts in training, Franco De Masi has selected the most significant lessons and added a few new ones to provide an enriching discussion of... (more)

Tales of Transformation: A Life in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis

Tales of Transformation: A Life in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis

by Salman Akhtar

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One hundred (and one) tales to mark Salman Akhtar’s one hundredth book! Divided into eight informative parts – Dr Akhtar’s journey to psychoanalysis; the lessons he learned from his teachers,... (more)

Coming to Life in the Consulting Room: Toward a New Analytic Sensibility

Coming to Life in the Consulting Room: Toward a New Analytic Sensibility

by Thomas Ogden

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Ogden sets out a movement in contemporary psychoanalysis toward a new sensibility, reflecting a shift in emphasis from what he calls epistemological psychoanalysis (having to do with knowing and... (more)

Desire, Pain and Thought: Primal Masochism and Psychoanalytic Theory

Desire, Pain and Thought: Primal Masochism and Psychoanalytic Theory

by Marilia Aisenstein

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Desire, Pain and Thought presents a new perspective on primal erotogenic masochism, which Marilia Aisenstein regards as the core of psychoanalytic theory.

Aisenstein distinguishes between... (more)

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