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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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Transference and Countertransference Today

Transference and Countertransference Today

1st Edition

Edited By Robert Oelsner
July 24, 2013

Why has Heinrich Racker’s original work on transference and countertransference proven so valuable? With a passionate concern for the field created by the meeting of analyst and patient, and an abiding interest in the central importance of transference and countertransference in analytic practice,...

Projective Identification The Fate of a Concept

Projective Identification: The Fate of a Concept

1st Edition

Edited By Elizabeth Bott Spillius, Edna O'Shaughnessy
December 08, 2011

In this book Elizabeth Spillius and Edna O'Shaughnessy explore the development of the concept of projective identification, which had important antecedents in the work of Freud and others, but was given a specific name and definition by Melanie Klein. They describe Klein's published and unpublished...

Supervision in Psychoanalysis The São Paulo Seminars

Supervision in Psychoanalysis: The São Paulo Seminars

1st Edition

By Antonino Ferro
May 22, 2013

This book originates from a series of clinical supervisions that were held at the Sao Paulo Institute of Psychoanalysis by Antonino Ferro. Supervision in Psychoanalysis: The Sao Paulo Seminars reproduces the dialogues in the seminars that followed these supervisions in their entirety. The ...

Creative Readings: Essays on Seminal Analytic Works

Creative Readings: Essays on Seminal Analytic Works

1st Edition

By Thomas H. Ogden
March 13, 2012

Thomas H. Ogden is the winner of the 2004 International Journal of Psychoanalysis Award for the Most Important Paper of the year and the 2010 Haskell Norman Prize – an international award for "outstanding achievement as a psychoanalytic clinician, teacher and theoretician". Thomas Ogden is ...

Intersubjective Processes and the Unconscious An Integration of Freudian, Kleinian and Bionian Perspectives

Intersubjective Processes and the Unconscious: An Integration of Freudian, Kleinian and Bionian Perspectives

1st Edition

By Lawrence J. Brown
March 11, 2011

Intersubjective Processes and the Unconscious looks at how the minds of the therapist and the patient interact with each other in a profound and unconscious way: a concept first described by Freud. This book expands Freud’s ideas further and examines how these have been greatly elaborated by ...

Psychotic Temptation

Psychotic Temptation

1st Edition

By Liliane Abensour
January 08, 2013

How can we understand the pull towards that which we fear: psychosis? In this thought provoking book, Abensour proposes the idea of a temptation towards psychosis rather than a regression, as a response to the hatred or denial of the subject’s origins. She shares her reflections on her ...

Symbiosis and Ambiguity A Psychoanalytic Study

Symbiosis and Ambiguity: A Psychoanalytic Study

1st Edition

Edited By John Churcher, José Bleger, Leopoldo Bleger
November 29, 2012

Symbiosis and Ambiguity is the first English edition of the classic study of early object relations by influential Argentinian psychoanalyst José Bleger (1922-1972). It is rooted in Kleinian thinking and rich in clinical material. Bleger's thesis is that starting from primitive undifferentiation, ...

What Do Psychoanalysts Want? The Problem of Aims in Psychoanalytic Therapy

What Do Psychoanalysts Want?: The Problem of Aims in Psychoanalytic Therapy

1st Edition

By Anna Ursula Dreher, Joseph Sandler
February 01, 1996

Defining the aims of psychoanalysis was not initially a serious complex problem. However, when Freud began to think of the aim as being one of scientific research, and added the different formulations of aim (for example, that the aim was to make the patient's unconscious conscious) it became an ...

The Violence of Emotions Bion and Post-Bionian Psychoanalysis

The Violence of Emotions: Bion and Post-Bionian Psychoanalysis

1st Edition

By Giuseppe Civitarese
November 09, 2012

In The Violence of Emotions the author marries an ability to introduce the reader to the intimate climate of an analytic session with a passionate rereading of Bion. To emphasize both the empirical nature of psychoanalysis and its extraordinary capacity to engender illuminating hypotheses ...

Key Ideas for a Contemporary Psychoanalysis Misrecognition and Recognition of the Unconscious

Key Ideas for a Contemporary Psychoanalysis: Misrecognition and Recognition of the Unconscious

1st Edition

By Andre Green
September 20, 2005

André Green attempts the complex task of identifying and examining the key ideas for a contemporary psychoanalytic practice. This undertaking is motivated both by the need for an outline of the evolution of psychoanalysis since Freud's death, and by the hope of tackling the fragmentation which has...

Donald Winnicott Today

Donald Winnicott Today

1st Edition

Edited By Jan Abram
August 27, 2012

What in Winnicott’s theoretical matrix was truly revolutionary for psychoanalysis? In this book, the editor and contributors provide a rare in-depth analysis of his original work, and highlight the specifics of his contribution to the concept of early psychic development which revolutionised the ...

The Maternal Lineage Identification, Desire and Transgenerational Issues

The Maternal Lineage: Identification, Desire and Transgenerational Issues

1st Edition

Edited By Paola Mariotti
March 21, 2012

Why do women want to have children? How does one ‘learn’ to be a mother? Does having babies have anything to do with sex? At a time when mothers are bombarded by prescriptive and contradicting advice on how to behave with their children, The Maternal Lineage highlights various psychological ...

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