1st Edition

The Uninvited Guest from the Unremembered Past
An Exploration of the Unconscious Transmission of Trauma Across the Generations

ISBN 9781855757004
Published December 31, 2011 by Routledge
136 Pages

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Book Description

This book describes different instances of trauma that may have occurred several generations ago. It explores the work of several psychoanalysts who have written on the negative effect that unknown or unremembered grandparents can have upon the life of their grandchildren.

Table of Contents

Preface -- Introduction -- Aeschylus and ancestral history -- Sophocles and the fate of adoption -- Sibling ghosts -- Grandmother’s footsteps -- The nurse -- The trauma of war -- Brain development and trauma

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