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  • Taboo or Not Taboo? Forbidden Thoughts, Forbidden Acts in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapyby Lori C. Bohm; Rebecca C. Curtis; Brent Willock

    Karnac Books 2009; US$ 37.95

    'Psychoanalysis has, from its inception, been a discipline concerned with overcoming the ill effects of certain social taboos. Given this focus, it might be assumed that psychoanalysis and its practitioners are free of the constraints imposed by restrictive taboos. This book challenges this idea by examining a sampling of the taboos that are rife in... more...

  • Freud's Schreber Between Psychiatry and Psychoanalysisby Thomas Dalzell

    Karnac Books 2011; US$ 28.95

    This book investigates what was distinctive about the predisposition to psychosis Freud posited in Daniel Paul Schreber, a presiding judge in Saxony's highest court. It argues that Freud's 1911 Schreber text reversed the order of priority in late nineteenth-century conceptions of the disposing causes of psychosis - the objective-biological and subjective-biographical... more...

  • Hidden Selves: Between Theory and Practice in Psychoanalysisby Masud Khan

    Karnac Books 2012; US$ 31.95

    The 'hidden selves' that Masud Khan reveals to us in this third volume of his psychoanalytic writings are to be understood in two ways. Primarily, they are those aspects of the self which are inherent in, but unsuspected by, the individual concerned, and which need to be identified if that individual is to achieve a full and healthy self-awareness.... more...

  • Do I Dare Disturb the Universe?by James S. Grotstein

    Karnac Books 1990; US$ 48.95

    All the contributors to this compilation knew Bion personally and were influenced by his work. They include: Herbert Rosenfeld, Frances Tustin, Andre Green, Donald Meltzer and Hanna Segal.Wilfred R. Bion has taken his place as one of the foremost psychoanalysts of our time, yet it is only within recent years that the impact of his achievements are... more...

  • Cogitationsby Wilfred R. Bion

    Karnac Books 1991; US$ 48.95

    Cogitations, the last of the posthumous publications, is a collection of occasional writings representing Bion's attempts to clarify and evaluate both his own ideas and those of others by casting them in written form and frequently addressing them to an imaginary audience. Covering a period between February 1958 and April 1979, Cogitations delves into... more...

  • Hidden Conversationsby David L. Smith

    Karnac Books 1991; US$ 31.95

    Hidden Conversations introduces Robert Langs radical reinterpretation of psychoanalysis by presenting and expanding his ideas in new and accessible ways. It is the first clear account of the theories underlying Langs approach, placing them within the context of the history of psychoanalysis and showing, for example, that Freud nearly discovered the... more...

  • First Contributions to Psycho-analysisby Sandor Ferenczi

    Karnac Books 1994; US$ 43.95

    This book is a collection of Ferenczi's early papers which secured him, in an amazingly short time, his prominent position among Freud's followers. Included here are several of the papers that now belong to the classics of psychoanalysis, such as: "Introjection and Transference", "On Obscene Words", "On Onasism: Stages in Development of the Sense of... more...

  • On Private Madnessby Andre Green

    Karnac Books 1996; US$ 36.95

    Andre Green occupies a unique position in psychoanalysis today, and his work represents a synthesis of the traditions of Lacan, Winnicott and Bion. This volume collects fourteen of his papers together with a substantial introduction. The papers range widely across clinical and theoretical issues including borderline states, the true and false self,... more...

  • Second Thoughtsby Wilfred R. Bion

    Karnac Books 1984; US$ 28.95

    Second Thoughts is a collection of papers on Schizophrenia, Linking and Thinking, and his commentary upon them in the light of later work. Originally composed between 1950 and 1962, it derives its title from the lengthy critical commentary which Bion attached to these case histories in the year of publication, 1967, and represents the evolutionary... more...

  • Learning from Experienceby Wilfred R. Bion

    Karnac Books 1984; US$ 28.95

    'As the problems raised in this book are fundamental to learning they have a long history of investigation and discussion. In phsycho-analytical practice, particularly with patients displaying symptoms of disorders of thought, it becomes clear that psycho-analysis has added a dimension to problems if not to their solution.'This book deals with emotional... more...