Green deplores the absence of sexuality and the erotic from current psychoanalytic theory and practice. Instead, he demonstrates how human sexuality forms an ‘erotic chain’. The work of analysis, he argues, consists in following the dynamic movements of the erotic process, by ascertaining its links with other aspects of the psyche.
A Note on Texts -- Preface -- Starting from the sexual -- Freud’s coherence -- The sexual invariant and the return of Puritanism -- Eros, front Vienna to London -- The retreat of the sexual and its extreme forms -- Maternal sexuality -- And woman? -- Jouissance according to Lacan and others -- Towards a Metabiology -- On the limit-concept: ‘a drawer is a push-button in German’ 24 -- The thing and the chain -- Returning to origins: translation and drives -- Trieb -- Eros: drives of life or love -- Eros and Psyche -- Representation and the erotic -- Theoretical strategies: dogmatic and genetic perspectives -- Traumas: yesterday and today -- Sexuality in contemporary analysis -- The sexualisation of non-libidinal conflicts -- Bisexuality and homosexualit(ies) -- A note on paedophilia -- Another translation -- Biosexuality -- The language of sex -- Cultural variations -- The double alterity -- Pause -- The chains of Eros -- Outline