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1st Edition

A New Theory

ISBN 9781855750470
Published December 31, 1993 by Routledge
160 Pages

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Book Description

In this book, Neville Symington approaches the well-trodden subject of narcissism, offers us fresh insights from his long clinical experience with patients suffering from this disorder, and sketches some highlights in the history of the concept of narcissism.

Table of Contents

Foreword -- Preface -- Introduction -- Setting the stage -- The composite self -- The narcissistic option -- The intentionality of the self -- The erotization of the self -- The phenomenology of narcissism -- The relation between trauma and the narcissistic option -- The reversal of narcissism -- The relation of this theory to other psychoanalytic theories -- The effects of narcissism on character

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