The Dead Mother: The Work of Andre Green

Editor : Gregorio Kohon, Author(s) : Andre Green

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The Dead Mother: The Work of Andre Green

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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Published : January 1999
  • Cover : Paperback
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  • Catalogue No : 6431
  • ISBN 13 : 9780415165297
  • ISBN 10 : 0415165296

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This collection of essays explores the concept of the "dead mother" which refers to the process of mourning that takes place in the child following maternal depression, when the child experiences the loss of love. 240 pages.

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The Dead Mother brings together essays in honour of Andre Green to develop the theme of his most famous paper of the same title. The concept of the 'dead mother' refers to the process of mourning that takes place in the child following maternal depresssion, when the child experiences the loss of love. This collection of essays written by contributors drawn from different professional backgrounds including: Christopher Bollas, Otto Kernberg, Michael Parsons, Rosine Jozef Perelberg, Joseph Sandler, reflect on this concept and how it contributes to other psychic syndromes. The Dead Mother is a valuable contribution to literature on psychoanalytic and psychotherapeutic approaches to grief, loss and depression.

About the Editor(s)

Gregorio Kohon is a Fellow and Training Analyst of the British Psycho-Analytical Society and works in London in private practice. He edited The British School of Psychoanalysis: The Independent Tradition, and The Dead Mother: The Work of André Green. He also published No Lost Certainties to be Recovered; Love and its Vicissitudes (co-authored with André Green), and Reflections on the Aesthetic Experience: Psychoanalysis and the Uncanny (2015). He is also a poet and a writer. His new book, British Psychoanalysis - An Independent Tradition is to be published in 2018.

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André Green (1927-2012) was a psychoanalyst who lived and worked in Paris. He was President of the Paris Psycho-Analytical Society and was Vice-President of the International Psychoanalytic Association. He was co-editor of the Nouvelle Revue de Psychanalyse. He also wrote numerous books, including On Private Madness, The Work of the Negative, The Fabric of Affect in the Psychoanalytical Discourse, The Chains of Eros, Life Narcissism. Death Narcissism and Key Ideas for a Contemporary Psychoanalysis.

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