On the Lyricism of the Mind: Psychoanalysis and Literature

Author(s) : Dana Amir

On the Lyricism of the Mind: Psychoanalysis and Literature

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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Published : 2015
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 118
  • Category :
    Culture and Psychoanalysis
  • Catalogue No : 38517
  • ISBN 13 : 9781138841796
  • ISBN 10 : 113884179X

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On the Lyricism of the Mind: Psychoanalysis and Literature explores the lyrical dimension (or the lyricism) of the psychic space. It is not presented as an artistic disposition, but rather as a universal psychic quality which enables the recovery and recuperation of the self. The specific nature of human lyricism is defined as the interaction as well as the integration of two psychic modes of experience originally defined by the psychoanalyst Wilfred Bion: The emergent and the continuous principles of the self.

Dana Amir elaborates Bion's general notion of an interaction between the emergent and the continuous principles of the self, offering a discussion of the specific function of each principle and of the significance of the various types of interaction between them as the basis for mental health or pathology. The author applies these theoretical notions in her analytic work by means of literary illustrations showing how the lyrical dimension may be used to teach psychoanalytic readings of literature and explore the connection between psychoanalytic and literary languages.

On the Lyricism of the Mind presents a new psychoanalytic understanding of the capacity to heal, to grieve, to love and to know, using literary illustrations but also literary language in order to extract a new formulation out of the classic psychoanalytic language of Winnicott and Bion. This book will appear to a wide audience to include psychoanalysts, psychotherapists and art therapists. It is also extremely relevant to literary scholars, including students of literary criticism, philosophers of language and philosophers of mind, novelists, poets, and to the wide educated readership in general.

About the Author(s)

Dr Dana Amir is a clinical psychologist, psychoanalyst, poetess and literature researcher. She is the author of four poetry books and two psychoanalytic non-fiction books. She is the winner of the Adler National Poetry Prize (1993), the Bahat Prize for Academic Original Book (2006), the Frances Tustin Memorial Prize (2011), the Prime-Minister Prize for Hebrew Writers (2012), and the IPA Sacerdoti Prize (2013). Cleft Tongue, her second non-fiction book, has recently received the Israel Science Foundation Grant. Dana Amir's papers were published in psychoanalytic journals and presented at national and international conferences. She is a lecturer at Haifa University and practices psychotherapy and psychoanalysis.

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