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On Minding and Being Minded: Experiencing Bion and Beckett

On Minding and Being Minded: Experiencing Bion and Beckett

by Ian Miller

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On Minding and Being Minded explores links between depictions of lived experience written by Samuel Beckett and the experience of psychoanalytic psychotherapy pioneered in the writings of W.R. Bion.... (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)

Psychoanalytic Aesthetics: An Introduction to the British School

Psychoanalytic Aesthetics: An Introduction to the British School

by Nicky Glover

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'This is a book to which the attention of students of art theory and criticism, and all those interested in the important application of psychoanalysis to other fields of study, should be drawn.... (more)

Psychoanalysis and Film

Psychoanalysis and Film

Edited by Glen O. Gabbard

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In full acknowledgment of the important cultural significance of film, this outstanding collection of psychoanalytic essays brings a methodological and theoretical sophistication to an absorbing... (more)

An Evolutionary Leap: Colin Wilson on Psychology

An Evolutionary Leap: Colin Wilson on Psychology

by Colin Stanley

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When the existential philosopher Colin Wilson died in December 2013, it was suggested by one perceptive obituary writer that, despite the seemingly diverse subject matter of his books, his true... (more)

The Becoming Room: Filming Bion's <i>A Memoir of the Future</i>

The Becoming Room: Filming Bion's A Memoir of the Future

by Meg Harris Williams

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The contents of this book represent a series of experiments in dramatizing Bion’s A Memoir of the Future, the primary one being an unfinished film begun in India in the 1980s and directed by Kumar... (more)

The Freudian Orient: Early Psychoanalysis, Anti-Semitic Challenge, and the Vicissitudes of Orientalist Discourse

The Freudian Orient: Early Psychoanalysis, Anti-Semitic Challenge, and the Vicissitudes of Orientalist Discourse

by Frank F. Scherer

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This study consists of a twofold, interrelated enquiry: the Orientalism of psychoanalysis and the psychoanalysis of Orientalism – bringing into conversation Sigmund Freud and Edward Said and,... (more)

Fragile Learning: The Influence of Anxiety

Fragile Learning: The Influence of Anxiety

by David Mathew

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What are the barriers and obstacles to adults learning? What makes the process of adult learning so fragile? And what exactly do we mean by Fragile Learning? This book addresses these questions in... (more)

Stop Making Sense: Music from the Perspective of the Real

Stop Making Sense: Music from the Perspective of the Real

by Scott Wilson

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Stop Making Sense offers an original and compelling theory of music “from the perspective of the real” as this term is understood according to the Lacanian orientation in psychoanalysis. Specific... (more)

After Genocide: How Ordinary Jews Face the Holocaust

After Genocide: How Ordinary Jews Face the Holocaust

by Sue Lieberman

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2015 was the seventieth anniversary of the end of World War Two, and, for Jews, the seventieth anniversary of the end of the worst Jewish catastrophe in diaspora history. After Genocide considers... (more)

Elements of Reparation: Truth, Faith, and Transformation in the Works of Heidegger, Bion, and Beyond

Elements of Reparation: Truth, Faith, and Transformation in the Works of Heidegger, Bion, and Beyond

by Brent Potter

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Damage and reparation are central themes of human existence. Melanie Klein, among other pivotal discoveries, noted our capacity for destructiveness towards others and ourselves. More importantly, she... (more)

What Shakespeare Teaches Us About Psychoanalysis: A Local Habitation and a Name

What Shakespeare Teaches Us About Psychoanalysis: A Local Habitation and a Name

by Dorothy T. Grunes, Jerome M. Grunes

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Using Shakespeare's work to expand our understanding of what it is to be human, this book of applied psychoanalysis furthers the study of Shakespeare, literary theory, dramatic arts, and... (more)

Hamlet in Analysis: Horatio's Story—A Trial of Faith

Hamlet in Analysis: Horatio's Story—A Trial of Faith

by Meg Harris Williams

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Television and Psychoanalysis: Psycho-Cultural Perspectives

Television and Psychoanalysis: Psycho-Cultural Perspectives

Edited by Caroline Bainbridge, Ivan Ward

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Despite the prominence of television in our everyday lives, psychoanalytic approaches to its significance and function are notoriously few and far between. This volume takes up perspectives from... (more)

A Spirit that Impels: Play, Creativity, and Psychoanalysis

A Spirit that Impels: Play, Creativity, and Psychoanalysis

Edited by M. Gerard Fromm

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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)

Not the Future We Ordered: Peak Oil, Psychology, and the Myth of Progress

Not the Future We Ordered: Peak Oil, Psychology, and the Myth of Progress

by John Michael Greer

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For well over half a century, since the first credible warnings of petroleum depletion were raised in the 1950s, contemporary industrial civilization has been caught in a remarkable paradox: a... (more)

Psychoanalysis in China

Psychoanalysis in China

Edited by David E. Scharff, Sverre Varvin

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The introduction of psychoanalysis to China over the last twenty years brings a clash between Eastern and Western philosophical backgrounds. Chinese patients, therapists and trainees struggle with... (more)

Freud in Zion: Psychoanalysis and the Making of Modern Jewish Identity

Freud in Zion: Psychoanalysis and the Making of Modern Jewish Identity

by Eran Rolnik

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Freud in Zion tells the story of psychoanalysis coming to Jewish Palestine/Israel. In this ground-breaking study psychoanalyst and historian Eran Rolnik explores the encounter between psychoanalysis,... (more)

In the Traces of our Name: The Influence of Given Names in Life

In the Traces of our Name: The Influence of Given Names in Life

by Juan Eduardo Tesone

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The book is grounded in psychoanalytic thinking, but it is also placed at an intersection of several fields of thought: linguistics, anthropology and literature. The focus of the book is the primary... (more)

Sitegeist - Number 7 (Spring 2012) - A Journal of Psychoanalysis and Philosophy

Sitegeist - Number 7 (Spring 2012) - A Journal of Psychoanalysis and Philosophy

Edited by Kirsty Hall, Philip Derbyshire

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Sitegeist is a space for thinking and questioning philosophy and psychoanalysis; it aims at a change in Geist - spirit, mind, intellect, wit, genius and morale. It seeks to contribute to a renewal of... (more)

Axis Mundi

Axis Mundi

by Eric Rhode

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'Eric Rhode takes on some of the most fundamental aspects of human experience, thought, and meaning. He journeys into fascinating corners of "monsoon Asia" - and into areas in mind and spirit that... (more)

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

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

by Juliet Miller

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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)

Shakespeare on the Couch

Shakespeare on the Couch

by Michael Jacobs

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Drawing upon a vast literature in psychoanalytic journals and either upon Shakespeare's characters themselves or alluding to those characters in the course of other topics, this book discusses eight... (more)

Off the Couch

Off the Couch

by Noe Marchevsky

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A humorous look at the world of therapy in a series of amusing cartoon drawings. The perfect present for all those interested in psychotherapy, counselling and psychoanalysis. (more)

A Strange Way of Killing: The Poetic Structure of Wuthering Heights

A Strange Way of Killing: The Poetic Structure of Wuthering Heights

by Meg Harris Williams

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This study, equipped with a descriptive approach rather than a reductive or interpretational one, is aimed at enabling the novel's poetic qualities, the mysterious heart of it's emotional impact, to... (more)

Ultimate Intimacy: The Psychodynamics of Jewish Mysticism

Ultimate Intimacy: The Psychodynamics of Jewish Mysticism

by Mortimer Ostow

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With contributions and comments from a range of distinguished Biblical scholars, this work fulfills Mortimer Ostow's promise to unite psychoanalysis and the study of the Kabbalah. Ranging over both... (more)

Women and Images of Men in Cinema: Gender Construction in <i>La Belle et la Bête</i> by Jean Cocteau

Women and Images of Men in Cinema: Gender Construction in La Belle et la Bête by Jean Cocteau

Edited by Andreas Hamburger

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Women and men in cinema are imaginary constructs created by filmmakers and their audiences. The film-psychoanalytic approach reveals how movies subliminally influence unconscious reception. On the... (more)

Portraits of the Insane: Theodore Gericault and the Subject of Psychotherapy

Portraits of the Insane: Theodore Gericault and the Subject of Psychotherapy

by Robert Snell

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In the early 1820s, in the gloomy aftermath of the 1789 Revolution and the Napoleonic wars, the French Romantic painter Théodore Géricault (1791-1824) made five portraits of patients in an asylum or... (more)

Lost in Space: Amexane - Paths of Impossibility

Lost in Space: Amexane - Paths of Impossibility

by Judith Gracie

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'“The mares which bear me as far as my desires might reach ...”: a piece of writing from two and a half thousand years ago catches the intent of this work. The author has etched a body of poetry that... (more)

From Freud To Kafka: The Paradoxical Foundation of the Life-and-Death Instinct

From Freud To Kafka: The Paradoxical Foundation of the Life-and-Death Instinct

by Philippe Refabert

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This book takes the reader on a captivating journey leading from an erroneous founding assumption inherited from Freud, to the proposal of a principle better suited to allowing the psychoanalyst to... (more)

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