The Italian Seminars, previously unpublished in English, comprises lectures W.R. Bion gave in Rome, in 1977. The volume consists of questions from the floor and Bion's fascinating and, at times, controversial answers. The lectures are divided in two: the first part was organized by the Italian Psychoanalytical Society and the second by the Via Pollaiolo Research Group. Bion's replies examine such diverse subjects as difficulties in the interaction between the therapist and the patient; music and psychoanalysis; non-verbal communication in the consulting room; and methodology in psychoanalysis.
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Editorial Note -- Note from the Italian Edition -- Rome, 8 July 1977 -- Rome, 9 July 1977 -- Rome, 10 July 1977 -- Rome, 13 July 1977 -- Rome, 15 July 1977 -- Rome, 16 July 1977—Morning -- Rome, 16 July 1977—Afternoon -- Rome, 16 July 1977—Evening -- Rome, 17 July 1977