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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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Psychoanalysis, Apathy, and the Postmodern Patient

Psychoanalysis, Apathy, and the Postmodern Patient

1st Edition

By 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

By 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

Edited By 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...

Metapsychological Perspectives on Psychic Survival Integration of Traumatic Helplessness in Psychoanalysis

Metapsychological Perspectives on Psychic Survival: Integration of Traumatic Helplessness in Psychoanalysis

1st Edition

By Simo Salonen
February 07, 2018

Metapsychological Perspectives on Psychic Survival explores the integration of traumatic helplessness in the course of psychoanalytic treatment. Based on the author’s many years of experience of working with psychotic and severely traumatised patients, this book offers guidelines to approach ...

British Psychoanalysis New Perspectives in the Independent Tradition

British Psychoanalysis: New Perspectives in the Independent Tradition

1st Edition

Edited By Gregorio Kohon
December 13, 2017

British Psychoanalysis: New Perspectives in the Independent Tradition is a new and extended edition of The British School of Psychoanalysis: The Independent Tradition, which explored the successes and failures of the early environment; transference and counter-transference in the psychoanalytic ...

Psychic Experience and Problems of Technique

Psychic Experience and Problems of Technique

1st Edition

By Harold Stewart
December 05, 1991

Harold Stewart, a distinguished psychoanalyst of more than 30 years' experience, began his medical career as a general practitioner. He was drawn first towards hypnotherapy, then to psychoanalysis, as a more sensitive, productive and far-reaching method of exploring patients' problems. In this book...

The Riddle of Freud Jewish Influences on his Theory of Female Sexuality

The Riddle of Freud: Jewish Influences on his Theory of Female Sexuality

1st Edition

By Estelle Roith
September 17, 1987

In The Riddle of Freud Estelle Roith argues that certain important elements of Judaic culture were so integral a part of Freud's personality that they became visible in his work and especially in his attitudes to and theories of femininity. Freud's formulation of femininity, which the author ...

The Theatre of the Dream

The Theatre of the Dream

1st Edition

By Salomon Resnik
October 29, 1987

The Theatre of the Dream is a profound study of our dream world and its place in everyday life. The author grounds his ideas in Freud and psychoanalysis authors such as Klein, Bion, Rosenfeld and Matte Blanco, but also draws on the approach to dream phenomena in the work of philosophers, artists ...

The Dream Discourse Today

The Dream Discourse Today

1st Edition

By Sara Flanders
June 10, 1993

The Dream Discourse Today offers an unrivalled synoptic view of key American, British and French papers on dream analysis in clinical practice. The purpose of the book is to show the reader different, well articulated perspectives, place them in historical context, and invite comparative reading. ...

A Psychoanalytic Theory of Infantile Experience Conceptual and Clinical Reflections

A Psychoanalytic Theory of Infantile Experience: Conceptual and Clinical Reflections

1st Edition

By Eugenio Gaddini, Adam Limentani
September 03, 1992

Eugenio Gaddini, a pioneer within the Italian psychoanalytical movement, devoted a lifetime of research to the organization of infantile mental life. In this edited collection of his papers Dr Adam Limentani introduces Gaddini's key theories showing how they are closely linked to, but different ...

Reclaiming Unlived Life Experiences in Psychoanalysis

Reclaiming Unlived Life: Experiences in Psychoanalysis

1st Edition

By Thomas Ogden
June 23, 2016

In Reclaiming Unlived Life, influential psychoanalyst Thomas Ogden uses rich clinical examples to illustrate how different types of thinking may promote or impede analytic work. With a unique style of "creative reading," the book builds upon the work of Winnicott and Bion, discussing the ...

About Children and Children-No-Longer Collected Papers 1942-80

About Children and Children-No-Longer: Collected Papers 1942-80

1st Edition

By Paula Heimann, Margret Tonnesmann
January 04, 1990

About Children and Children-no-longer is the long awaited collection of Paula Heimann's published and unpublished papers. From the published work it includes the seminal paper 'On Countertransference' (1950); 'Dynamics and Transference Interpretations' (1956); 'Some Notes on Sublimation' (1959); ...

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