The Suppressed Madness of Sane Men

Forty-Four Years of Exploring Psychoanalysis

By Marion Milner

© 1987 – Routledge

320 pages

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Marion Milner introduces this edited collection of her papers from 1942 to 1977 with a fascinating biographical account of her development in psychoanalysis. The collection includes her classic papers on symbolism.


"… a testament to the imagination of a distinguished analyst … She is particularly interesting in outlining the relationship between the creative process and psychological state, backed by her own strong interest in painting, both theoretically and as an artist … the humanity and the sheer imaginative flair of the book sweep one along … a valuable addition to the literature …" - Community Care

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements. Introduction. 1942: The Child's Capacity for Doubt. 1943: Notes on the Analysis of a 21/2 Year Old Boy. 1944: A Suicidal Sympton in a Child of 3. 1945: Some Aspects of Phantasy in Relation to General Psychology. 1947-48: Some Signposts - Blackness, Joy, Mind. 1948: An Adult Patient Uses Toys. 1949: The Ending of Two Analyses. 1952: The Framed Gap. 1952: The Role of Illusion in Symbol Formation. 1955: The Communication of Primary Sensual Experience. 1956: The Sense in Nonsense Freud and Blake's Job. 1956: Psychoanalysis and Art. 1957: The Ordering of Chaos. 1960: The Concentration of the Body. 1967: The Hidden Order of Art. 1972: Winnicott and the Two-way Journey. 1972: The Two-way Journey in a Child Analysis. 1973: Some Notes on Psychoanalytic Ideas about Mysticism. 1975: A Discussion of Masud Khan's Paper 'In Search of the Dreaming Experience'. 1977: Winnicott and Overlapping Circles. 1986: Afterthoughts. Indexes.

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The New Library of Psychoanalysis

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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