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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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Glacial Times A Journey through the World of Madness

Glacial Times: A Journey through the World of Madness

1st Edition

By Salomon Resnik
March 31, 2005

In Glacial Times, Salomon Resnik brings together various facets of his work as a psychoanalyst and psychiatrist, working in both the private sector and in institutional settings and in a wide range of cultural contexts, to provide a careful summary of a lifetime of clinical work. Drawing on ...

Bion Today

Bion Today

1st Edition

Edited By Chris Mawson
September 22, 2010

Bion Today explores how Bion’s work is used in contemporary settings; how his ideas have been applied at the level of the individual, the group and the organisation; and which phenomena have been made more comprehensible through the lenses of his concepts. The book introduces distinctive ...

Doubt, Conviction and the Analytic Process Selected Papers of Michael Feldman

Doubt, Conviction and the Analytic Process: Selected Papers of Michael Feldman

1st Edition

By Michael Feldman, Betty Joseph
February 02, 2009

In this profound and subtle study, a practising psychoanalyst explores the dynamics of the interaction between the patient and the analyst. Michael Feldman draws the reader into experiencing how the clinical interaction unfolds within a session. In doing so, he develops some of the implications of ...

Time, Space and Phantasy

Time, Space and Phantasy

1st Edition

By Rosine Jozef Perelberg
June 05, 2008

Time, Space, and Phantasy examines the connections between time, space, phantasy and sexuality in clinical practice. It explores the subtleties of the encounter between patient and analyst, addressing how aspects of the patient’s unconscious past are actualised in the present, producing new ...

The Psychotic Wavelength A Psychoanalytic Perspective for Psychiatry

The Psychotic Wavelength: A Psychoanalytic Perspective for Psychiatry

1st Edition

By Richard Lucas
July 03, 2009

The Psychotic Wavelength provides a psychoanalytical framework for clinicians to use in everyday general psychiatric practice and discusses how psychoanalytic ideas can be of great value when used in the treatment of seriously disturbed and disturbing psychiatric patients with psychoses, including ...

Transference and Countertransference Today

Transference and Countertransference Today

1st Edition

Edited By Robert Oelsner
June 13, 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 Spillius, Edna O'Shaughnessy
October 26, 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
April 10, 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
January 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
February 01, 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
November 16, 2012

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

By José Bleger, John Churcher, Leopoldo Bleger
October 26, 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, ...

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