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New Library of Psychoanalysis


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The New Library of Psychoanalysis is published by Routledge Mental Health in association with the Institute of Psychoanalysis, London.

Its purpose is to facilitate a greater and more widespread appreciation of psychoanalysis and to provide a forum for increasing mutual understanding between psychoanalysts and those in other disciplines. The series also aims to make some of the work of continental and other non-English speaking analysts more readily available to English-speaking readers, and to increase the interchange of ideas between British and American analysts.

The New Library of Psychoanalysis published its first book in 1987 under the editorship of David Tuckett, later followed by Elizabeth Bott Spillius, Susan Budd and Dana Birksted-Breen. A considerable number of Associate Editors and readers have assisted the editors.

Under the guidance of Foreign Rights Editors, a considerable number of the New Library books have been published abroad, particularly in Brazil, Germany, France, Italy, Peru, Spain and Japan.

The aim of the New Library of Psychoanalysis is to maintain the high level of scholarship of the previous series, to provide a forum for increasing understanding between psychoanalysis and other disciplines and to increase the interest of the general book-reading public in psychoanalysis.

The New Library of Psychoanalysis also aims to help the various schools of psychoanalysis to better understand each other. It has published books representing all three schools of thought in British psychoanalysis, including a particularly important work edited by Pearl King and Riccardo Steiner, expounding the intellectual and organisational controversies that developed in the British psychoanalytical Society between Kleinian, Viennese and 'middle group' analysts during the Second World War.

The New Library of Psychoanalysis has also translated and published several books by Continental psychoanalysts, and it plans in the future to continue the policy of publishing books that express as clearly as possible a variety of psychoanalytic points of view.

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Lost to Desire The École Psychomatique de Paris and its encounter with patients who do not thrive

Lost to Desire: The École Psychomatique de Paris and its encounter with patients who do not thrive

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By Wolfgang Lassmann
November 29, 2021

This book covers the work of psychoanalysts in post WWII France with patients beset by somatic problems with little manifest fantasy life, and how their concept of opératoire continues to inform the theory and practice of working with patients in crisis. The author explores what the new concept ...

The Surviving Object Psychoanalytic clinical essays on psychic survival-of-the-object

The Surviving Object: Psychoanalytic clinical essays on psychic survival-of-the-object

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Jan Abram
September 28, 2021

In this book, Abram proposes and elaborates the dual concept of an intrapsychic surviving and non surviving object and examines how psychic survival-of-the-object places the early m/Other at the centre of the nascent psyche before innate factors are relevant. Abram’s clinical-theoretical ...

When the Body Speaks A British-Italian Dialogue

When the Body Speaks: A British-Italian Dialogue

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By Donald Campbell, Ronny Jaffe
September 02, 2021

This book is based on the work done by a group of British and Italian psychoanalysts who have been meeting twice yearly since 2003 to study clinically the relationship between the mind and the body of their patients The analytical dyad became the focus of a dialectical movement between body and ...

Sexuality and Procreation in the Age of Biotechnology Desire and its Discontents

Sexuality and Procreation in the Age of Biotechnology: Desire and its Discontents

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Paola Marion
July 13, 2021

Through the lens of psychoanalytic thought about sexuality, the book examines changes in the area of procreation and generation, the disjunction between sexuality and procreation introduced by biotechnology and some new methods of reproduction, and their impact on the essential moments of existence...

Translation/Transformation 100 Years of the International Journal of Psychoanalysis

Translation/Transformation: 100 Years of the International Journal of Psychoanalysis

1st Edition

Edited By Dana Birksted-Breen
March 09, 2021

Translation is at the heart of psychoanalysis: from unconscious to conscious, experience to verbal expression, internal to enacted, dream thought to dream image, language to interpretation, unrepresented to represented and transference of past to present. The book’s first part discusses the ...

Psychoanalysts in Session Clinical Glossary of Contemporary Psychoanalysis

Psychoanalysts in Session: Clinical Glossary of Contemporary Psychoanalysis

1st Edition

Edited By Laurent Danon-Boileau, Jean-Yves Tamet
November 24, 2020

Psychoanalysis is an intimate clinical experience and the concepts that it explores aim to grapple with the specific phenomena that unfold when a patient speaks and an analyst listens. This book aims to give concrete examples of how these concepts take shape when analysts work. The structure of ...

The Contemporary Freudian Tradition Past and Present

The Contemporary Freudian Tradition: Past and Present

1st Edition

Edited By Ken Robinson, Joan Schachter
October 20, 2020

This is the first book dedicated to the Contemporary Freudian Tradition. In its introduction, and through its selection of papers, it describes the development and rich diversity of this tradition over recent decades, showing how theory and practice are inseparable in the psychoanalytic treatment ...

The Intimate Room Theory and Technique of the Analytic Field

The Intimate Room: Theory and Technique of the Analytic Field

1st Edition

By Giuseppe Civitarese
July 26, 2010

The Intimate Room provides an original exploration of psychoanalytic thought, showing how contemporary psychoanalysis seeks to answer the challenges raised by today’s post-modern culture. Offering a deeply personal and insightful reading of Bion, this book acts as a stimulating guide to the ...

Sexuality, Excess, and Representation A Psychoanalytic Clinical and Theoretical Perspective

Sexuality, Excess, and Representation: A Psychoanalytic Clinical and Theoretical Perspective

1st Edition

By Rosine Jozef Perelberg
August 27, 2019

Sexuality, Excess, and Representation develops a psychoanalytic understanding of psychic bisexuality and how it can be understood theoretically and in clinical practice. Rosine Jozef Perelberg articulates a Freudian metapsychology with modern preoccupations with questions of sexual difference and ...

Psychoanalytic Concepts and Technique in Development Psychoanalysis, Neuroscience and Physics

Psychoanalytic Concepts and Technique in Development: Psychoanalysis, Neuroscience and Physics

1st Edition

By Florence Guignard
June 24, 2019

Psychoanalytic Concepts and Technique in Development offers a clear and thorough overview of contemporary psychoanalytic theory and clinical technique, from a largely post-Freudian, French perspective, but also informed by the work of Klein, Bion and Winnicott. Drawing on the French tradition, ...

Concerning the Nature of Psychoanalysis The Persistence of a Paradoxical Discourse

Concerning the Nature of Psychoanalysis: The Persistence of a Paradoxical Discourse

1st Edition

By Gregorio Kohon
June 04, 2019

In his new book, Considering the Nature of Psychoanalysis: The Persistence of a Paradoxical Discourse, Gregorio Kohon describes the complexity of the psychoanalytic encounter, questioning the misguided attempts to simplify and/or reduce it to either art or science. Kohon disputes the contemporary...

The Psychoanalyst's Superegos, Ego Ideals and Blind Spots The Emotional Development of the Clinician

The Psychoanalyst's Superegos, Ego Ideals and Blind Spots: The Emotional Development of the Clinician

1st Edition

By Vic Sedlak
May 10, 2019

Psychotherapists and psychoanalysts enter an emotional relationship when they treat a patient; no matter how experienced they may be, their personalities inform but also limit their ability to recognise and give thought to what happens in the consulting room. The Psychoanalyst’s Superegos, Ego ...

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