The New Library of Psychoanalysis

Series Editor: Alessandra Lemma

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.

  • Psychoanalytic Education at a Crossroad

    Reformation, Change and the Future of Psychoanalytic Training

    By Otto Kernberg

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  • The Work of Psychoanalysis

    Sexuality, Time and the Psychoanalytic Mind

    By Dana Birksted-Breen

    Psychoanalysts working in clinical situations are constantly confronted with the struggle between conservative forces and those which enable something new to develop. Continuity and change, stasis and transformation, are the major themes discussed in The Work of Psychoanalysis, and address the…

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  • Murdered Father, Dead Father

    Revisiting the Oedipus Complex

    By Professor Rosine Jozef Perelberg

    Murdered Father, Dead Father: revisiting the Oedipus complex, examines the progressive construction of the notion of paternal function and its central relevance in psychoanalysis. The distinction between the murdered (narcissistic) father and the dead father is seen as providing a paradigm for…

    Paperback – 2015-11-07 
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  • Formless Infinity

    Clinical Explorations of Matte Blanco and Bion

    By Riccardo Lombardi

    In contemporary psychoanalysis, a key concept and aim of clinical practice is to distinguish the boundaries of any mental state. Without this boundary-setting, the patient has nothing but the 'formless infinite' of primitive mental states. Formless Infinity: Clinical Explorations of Matte Blanco…

    Paperback – 2015-07-22
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  • Frances Tustin Today

    Edited by Judith L. Mitrani, Theodore Mitrani

    Frances Tustin Today explores some of the ways and means by which Tustin’s work has enabled psychoanalytic clinicians to enter into the elemental domain of sensation: what Bion called the ‘proto-mental’ area of the psyche-soma. Through detailed clinical contributions of several of her exponents…

    Paperback – 2015-02-26
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  • Torments of the Soul

    Psychoanalytic transformations in dreaming and narration

    By Antonino Ferro

    In Torments of the Soul, Antonino Ferro revisits and expands on a theme that has long been at the heart of his work: the study of dreams during sleep and in the waking state, and the psychoanalytic narrative. Following Bion, he focuses on the importance of what he sees as the task of contemporary…

    Paperback – 2015-02-19
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  • Inquiries in Psychoanalysis: Collected papers of Edna O'Shaughnessy

    By Edna O'Shaughnessy

    Edited by Richard Rusbridger

    The papers of Edna O’Shaughnessy are among the finest to be found in psychoanalytic writing.  Her work is unified not so much by its subject matter, which is diverse, but by her underlying preoccupations, including the nature of psychic reality and subjectivity, and the psychic limits of…

    Paperback – 2014-10-09
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  • The Pioneers of Psychoanalysis in South America

    An essential guide

    Edited by Nydia Lisman-Pieczanski, Alberto Pieczanski

    A guide to the seminal ideas and practices of the South American psychoanalysts who made theoretical and clinical contributions to psychoanalysis.…

    Paperback – 2014-09-23
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  • Minding the Body

    The body in psychoanalysis and beyond

    By Alessandra Lemma

    Minding the Body: The Body in Psychoanalysis and Beyond outlines the value of a psychoanalytic approach to understanding the body and its vicissitudes and for addressing these in the context of psychoanalytic psychotherapy and psychoanalysis. The chapters cover a broad but esoteric range of…

    Paperback – 2014-08-18
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  • Imaginary Existences

    A psychoanalytic exploration of phantasy, fiction, dreams and daydreams

    By Ignes Sodre

    Imaginary Existences: A psychoanalytic exploration of phantasy, fiction, dreams and daydreams interweaves scholarly psychoanalytic knowledge and extensive clinical experience with insights derived from close readings of great literature in a uniquely imaginative and creative manner,…

    Paperback – 2014-07-14
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  • Living Psychoanalysis

    From theory to experience

    By Michael Parsons

    Living Psychoanalysis: From Theory to Experience represents a decade of work from one of today's leading psychoanalysts. Michael Parsons brings to life clinical psychoanalysis and its theoretical foundations, offering new developments in analytic theory and vivid examples of work in the…

    Hardback – 2014-05-16
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  • Transference and Countertransference Today

    Edited by Robert Oelsner

    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,…

    Paperback – 2013-06-13
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  • Supervision in Psychoanalysis

    The São Paulo Seminars

    By Antonino Ferro

    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…

    Paperback – 2013-04-10
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  • Psychotic Temptation

    By Liliane Abensour

    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…

    Paperback – 2012-11-16
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  • Symbiosis and Ambiguity

    A Psychoanalytic Study

    By José Bleger

    Edited by John Churcher, Leopoldo Bleger

    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,…

    Paperback – 2012-10-26
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  • The Violence of Emotions

    Bion and Post-Bionian Psychoanalysis

    By Giuseppe Civitarese

    In The Violence of Emotions the author marries an ability to introduce the reader to the intimate climate of an analytic session with a passionate rereading of Bion. To emphasize both the empirical nature of psychoanalysis and its extraordinary capacity to engender illuminating hypotheses…

    Paperback – 2012-10-05
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  • Donald Winnicott Today

    Edited by Jan Abram

    What in Winnicott’s theoretical matrix was truly revolutionary for psychoanalysis? In this book, the editor and contributors provide a rare in-depth analysis of his original work, and highlight the specifics of his contribution to the concept of early psychic development which revolutionised the…

    Paperback – 2012-07-12
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  • The Maternal Lineage

    Identification, Desire and Transgenerational Issues

    Edited by Paola Mariotti

    Why do women want to have children? How does one ‘learn’ to be a mother? Does having babies have anything to do with sex? At a time when mothers are bombarded by prescriptive and contradicting advice on how to behave with their children, The Maternal Lineage highlights various psychological…

    Paperback – 2012-02-15
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  • Creative Readings: Essays on Seminal Analytic Works

    By Thomas H Ogden

    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…

    Paperback – 2012-01-13
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  • Projective Identification

    The Fate of a Concept

    Edited by Elizabeth Spillius, Edna O'Shaughnessy

    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…

    Paperback – 2011-10-26
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  • Avoiding Emotions, Living Emotions

    By Antonino Ferro

    Avoiding Emotions, Living Emotions explores the psychoanalytic encounter and examines how emotions are formed and experienced by both the patient and analyst. The author narrates key theoretical concepts through the presentation of clinical material from adult and child analysis and emphasises the…

    Paperback – 2011-07-07
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  • Insight

    Essays on Psychoanalytic Knowing

    By Jorge L. Ahumada

    This book explores the clinical processes of psychoanalysis by charting modern developments in logic and applying them to the study of insight.  Offering an epistemic approach to clinical psychoanalysis this book places value on the clinical interpretations of both the analysand and analyst…

    Paperback – 2011-07-06
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  • Seeing and Being Seen

    Emerging from a Psychic Retreat

    By John Steiner

    Seeing and Being Seen: Emerging from a Psychic Retreat examines the themes that surface when considering clinical situations where patients feel stuck and where a failure to develop impedes the progress of analysis. This book analyses the anxieties and challenges confronted by patients as they…

    Paperback – 2011-02-28
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  • Intersubjective Processes and the Unconscious

    An Integration of Freudian, Kleinian and Bionian Perspectives

    By Lawrence J. Brown

    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…

    Paperback – 2011-02-01
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  • Secret Passages

    The Theory and Technique of Interpsychic Relations

    By Stefano Bolognini

    Secret Passages provides a theoretical and clinical exploration of the field of psychoanalysis. It looks at the pivotal relationship between analyst and client and its importance to the psychoanalytic process. Offering a uniquely global perspective, Bolognini considers the different trends in…

    Paperback – 2010-10-15
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  • Bion Today

    Edited by Chris Mawson

    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…

    Paperback – 2010-09-22
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  • The Intimate Room

    Theory and Technique of the Analytic Field

    By Giuseppe Civitarese

    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…

    Paperback – 2010-06-25
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  • Betweenity

    A Discussion of the Concept of Borderline

    By Judy Gammelgaard

    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…

    Paperback – 2010-06-24
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  • The Psychotic Wavelength

    A Psychoanalytic Perspective for Psychiatry

    By Richard Lucas

    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…

    Paperback – 2009-07-03
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  • Melanie Klein in Berlin

    Her First Psychoanalyses of Children

    By Claudia Frank

    Edited by Elizabeth Spillius

    In this book Claudia Frank discusses how Melanie Klein began to develop her psychoanalysis of children. Melanie Klein in Berlin: Her First Psychoanalyses of Children offers a detailed comparative analysis of both published and unpublished material from the Melanie Klein Archives. By using…

    Paperback – 2009-03-17
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  • Doubt, Conviction and the Analytic Process

    Selected Papers of Michael Feldman

    By Michael Feldman

    Edited by Betty Joseph

    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…

    Paperback – 2009-02-02
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  • Mind Works

    Technique and Creativity in Psychoanalysis

    By Antonino Ferro

    Is the analyst's mind a factor in the analytic process? In Mind Works Antonino Ferro uses clinical material such as detailed reports of sessions, together with client's analytic histories, to develop Bion’s original findings and illustrate complex concepts in the field of psychoanalytic technique.…

    Paperback – 2008-11-03
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  • Rediscovering Psychoanalysis

    Thinking and Dreaming, Learning and Forgetting

    By Thomas H. Ogden

    Winner of the 2010 Haskell Norman Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Psychoanalysis! Rediscovering Psychoanalysis demonstrates how, by attending to one’s own idiosyncratic ways of thinking, feeling, and responding to patients, the psychoanalyst can develop a "style" of his or her own, a way of…

    Paperback – 2008-10-27
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  • Time, Space and Phantasy

    By Rosine Jozef Perelberg

    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…

    Paperback – 2008-06-05
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  • Psychoanalysis Comparable and Incomparable

    The Evolution of a Method to Describe and Compare Psychoanalytic Approaches

    By David Tuckett

    How do we know when what is happening between two people should be called psychoanalysis? What is a psychoanalytic process and how do we know when one is taking place? Psychoanalysis Comparable and Incomparable describes the rationale and ongoing development of a six year programme of highly…

    Paperback – 2008-02-01
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  • Constructions and the Analytic Field

    History, Scenes and Destiny

    By Domenico Chianese

    Constructions and the Analytic Field questions the relationship between psychoanalysis, history and literature. Does the analyst help the analysand construct a narrative, or is their task more of a historical reconstruction? In seeking to answer this question, Domenico Chianese examines Freud's…

    Paperback – 2007-10-11
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  • Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

    By Hanna Segal

    Edited by Nicola Abel-Hirsch

    What is the role of psychoanalysis in today's world? Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow presents a selection of papers written by Hanna Segal. The collection introduces the reader to a wide spectrum of insights into psychoanalysis, ranging from current thoughts on the nature of dreaming to new ideas…

    Paperback – 2007-07-12
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  • Encounters with Melanie Klein

    Selected Papers of Elizabeth Spillius

    By Elizabeth Spillius

    Edited by Priscilla Roth, Richard Rusbridger

    In Encounters with Melanie Klein: Selected Papers of Elizabeth Spillius the author argues that her two professions, anthropology and psychoanalysis, have much in common, and explains how her background in anthropology led her on to a profound involvement in psychoanalysis and her establishment as a…

    Paperback – 2007-06-21
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  • Projected Shadows

    Psychoanalytic Reflections on the Representation of Loss in European Cinema

    Edited by Andrea Sabbadini

    Projected Shadows presents a new collection of essays exploring films from a psychoanalytic perspective, focusing specifically on the representation of loss in European cinema. This theme is discussed in its many aspects, including: loss of hope and innocence, of youth, of consciousness, of freedom…

    Paperback – 2007-03-22
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  • Feeling the Words

    Neuropsychoanalytic Understanding of Memory and the Unconscious

    By Mauro Mancia

    How are the implicit memory and the unrepressed unconscious related? Feeling the Words incorporates a thorough review of essential psychoanalytic concepts, a clear critical history of analytical ideas and an assessment of the contribution neuroscience has to offer. Mauro Mancia uses numerous…

    Paperback – 2007-03-15
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  • The Many Voices of Psychoanalysis

    By Roger Kennedy

    The Many Voices of Psychoanalysis spans over thirty years of Roger Kennedy's work as a practicing psychoanalyst, providing a fascinating insight into the process of development of psychoanalytic identity. The introduction puts the papers into context, charting the development of the author’s…

    Paperback – 2007-01-11
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  • Recovery of the Lost Good Object

    By Eric Brenman

    Edited by Gigliola Fornari Spoto

    Recovery of the Lost Good Object brings together the hugely influential papers and seminars of Eric Brenman, revealing his impact on the development of psychoanalysis and allowing a better understanding of his distinctive voice amongst post-Kleinian analysts. Gathered together for the first time in…

    Paperback – 2006-09-08
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  • Psychoanalysis and Religion in the 21st Century

    Competitors or Collaborators?

    Edited by David M. Black

    What can be gained from a dialogue between psychoanalysis and religion? Freud described religion as the universal obsessional neurosis, and uncompromisingly rejected it in favour of "science." Ever since, there has been the assumption that psychoanalysts are hostile to religion. Yet, from the…

    Paperback – 2006-03-30
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  • Psychoanalysis as Therapy and Storytelling

    By Antonino Ferro

    Is psychoanalysis a type of literature? Can telling 'stories' help us to get at the truth? Psychoanalysis as Therapy and Storytelling examines psychoanalysis from two perspectives - as a cure for psychic suffering, and as a series of stories told between patient and analyst. Antonino Ferro uses…

    Paperback – 2006-03-02
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  • This Art of Psychoanalysis

    Dreaming Undreamt Dreams and Interrupted Cries

    By Thomas H Ogden

    Winner of the 2010 Haskell Norman Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Psychoanalysis! Why is dreaming the mind's single most important psychoanalytic activity? This Art of Psychoanalysis offers a unique perspective on psychoanalysis that features a new way of conceptualizing the role of dreaming…

    Paperback – 2005-09-08
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  • Glacial Times

    A Journey through the World of Madness

    By Salomon Resnik

    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…

    Paperback – 2005-03-31
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  • The Telescoping of Generations

    Listening to the Narcissistic Links Between Generations

    By Haydée Faimberg

    Winner of the 2013 Sigourney Award! The Telescoping of Generations is an original perspective on the transmission of narcissistic links between generations. This attention to unconscious transmission gives fresh understanding of the psychic consequences of experiences such as genocide and…

    Paperback – 2005-02-10
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  • Key Ideas for a Contemporary Psychoanalysis

    Misrecognition and Recognition of the Unconscious

    By Andre Green

    André Green attempts the complex task of identifying and examining the key ideas for a contemporary psychoanalytic practice. This undertaking is motivated both by the need for an outline of the evolution of psychoanalysis since Freud's death, and by the hope of tackling the fragmentation which has…

    Paperback – 2005-01-20
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  • Seeds of Illness, Seeds of Recovery

    The Genesis of Suffering and the Role of Psychoanalysis

    By Antonino Ferro

    Illustrated with richly detailed clinical vignettes, Seeds of Illness, Seeds of Recovery offers a fascinating investigation into the origins, modes and treatment of psychical suffering. Antonino Ferro provides a clear account of his conception of the way the mind works, his interpretation of the…

    Paperback – 2004-12-23
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