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

Translation/Transformation 100 Years of the International Journal of Psychoanalysis

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Dana Birksted-Breen
December 30, 2020

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

Forthcoming

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

Forthcoming

Joan Schachter, Ken Robinson
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

Giuseppe Civitarese
June 25, 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

Rosine Jozef Perelberg
August 20, 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

Florence Guignard
June 25, 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

Gregorio Kohon
May 31, 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

Vic Sedlak
May 13, 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 ...

Betweenity A Discussion of the Concept of Borderline

Betweenity A Discussion of the Concept of Borderline

1st Edition

Judy Gammelgaard
June 24, 2010

From its inception psychoanalysis has sought to effect a cure through the therapeutic relationship between analyst and analysand. Betweenity looks at what happens when the established framework of the psychoanalytic process is challenged by those with borderline personalities. In this book Judy ...

Psychoanalysis, Apathy, and the Postmodern Patient

Psychoanalysis, Apathy, and the Postmodern Patient

1st Edition

Laurence Kahn
June 20, 2018

The postmodern turn underlies a new development in psychoanalysis, which has theoretical and practical implications. Psychoanalysis, Apathy, and the Postmodern Patient involves a detailed reading of the main psychoanalytic texts that mark out this extended development, along with a critical ...

Authenticity in the Psychoanalytic Encounter The Work of Irma Brenman Pick

Authenticity in the Psychoanalytic Encounter The Work of Irma Brenman Pick

1st Edition

Irma Brenman Pick, M. Fakhry Davids, Naomi Shavit
February 28, 2018

Authenticity in the Psychoanalytic Encounter brings together Irma Brenman Pick’s original contributions to psychoanalytic technique. Working within the Kleinian tradition, she produces vivid clinical narratives that succeed in shedding a humane light on the struggles that patients – and, indeed, ...

Psychic Bisexuality A British-French Dialogue

Psychic Bisexuality A British-French Dialogue

1st Edition

Rosine Jozef Perelberg
February 21, 2018

Winner of the American Board & Academy of Psychoanalysis Edited Book Prize for 2019! Psychic Bisexuality: A British-French Dialogue clarifies and develops the Freudian conception according to which sexual identity is not reduced to the anatomical difference between the sexes, but is constructed...

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