The Violence of Interpretation: From Pictogram to Statement

Author(s) : Piera Aulagnier

Part of New Library of Psychoanalysis series - more in this series

The Violence of Interpretation: From Pictogram to Statement

Book Details

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Published : January 2001
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Category :
    Psychoanalysis
  • Catalogue No : 12443
  • ISBN 13 : 9780415236768
  • ISBN 10 : 0415236762
Paperback
£35.07
RRP : £36.99
save £1.92
Usually despatched within 4-5 working days
Free delivery worldwide
Add to basket
Add to wishlist

Our Customers Average Rating
Read all reviews (1)

AvgRating1AvgRating2AvgRating3AvgRating4AvgRating5
Leave a review

This translation of Piera Aulagnier's theory bridges the work of Winnicott and Lacan, putting forward a theory of psychosis based on children's early experiences. It presents his analysis of the relationship between the mother's verbal communication and the psychic experience for the infant.

Reviews and Endorsements

Published in English for the first time, this is a seminal work by an original and creative analytical thinker.

Piera Aulagnier's The Violence of Interpretation bridges the work of Winnicott and Lacan, putting forward a theory of psychosis based on children's early experiences.

The author's analysis of the relationship between the mother's verbal communication and the organization of the psychic experience of the infant, and of the earliest stage of development of unconscious fantasy starting from the 'pictogram', have fundamental implications for the psychoanalytic theory of development.

Containing detailed discussion of clinical material, and written in the author's precise yet provocative style, The Violence of Interpretation is a welcome addition to the New Library of Psychoanalysis.

About the Author(s)

Piera Aulagnier was a French psychoanalyst in private practice, and a prominent member of the International Psychoanalytic Association. She died in 1991.

Customer Reviews

Our customers have given this title an average rating of 5 out of 5 from 1 review(s), add your own review for this title.

ursula walter on 09/10/2004

Rating1Rating2Rating3Rating4Rating5 (5 out of 5)

Piera Aulagnier is famous in her strong theoretical elaboration, all in a touching grass-root-contact to the lived experiences. She shows a very special autonomy facing emotional and structural/ political authority. Her approach questions our psychoanalytic work in the same frames as our patients earlier experiences. Im glad that the english version of this book is now available.

You may also like

Psychosomatics Today: A Psychoanalytic Perspective

Psychosomatics Today: A Psychoanalytic Perspective

Marilia Aisenstein

Price £32.55

save £1.44

Bion Today

Bion Today

Chris Mawson

Price £34.23

save £1.76

The Skin-Ego

The Skin-Ego

Didier Anzieu

Price £33.39

save £1.60

Sign up for our new titles email   Sign up to our postal mailing list   Sign up for postal updates