The Christopher Bollas Reader

The Christopher Bollas Reader

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Overview

This reader brings together a selection of seminal papers by Christopher Bollas.

Essays such as "The Fascist State of Mind," "The Structure of Evil," and "The Functions of History" have established his position as one of the most significant cultural critics of our time. Also included are examples of his psychoanalytical writings, such as "The Transformational Object" and "Psychic Genera," that deepen and renew interest in unconscious creative processes. Two recent essays, "Character and Interformality" and "The Wisdom of the Dream" extend his work on aesthetics and the role of form in everyday life.
 
This is a collection of papers that will appeal to anyone interested in human experience and subjectivity.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415664608
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 08/02/2011
Pages: 312
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 2.20(d)

About the Author

Christopher Bollas PhD is a Member of the British Psychoanalytical Society, the Los Angeles Institute and Society for Psychoanalytic Studies, and Honorary Member of the Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research (IPTAR) in New York.

Arne Jemstedt MD is a psychoanalyst in private practice in Stockholm. He is a member and training analyst of the Swedish Psychoanalytical Association and its current President. He edited the Swedish translation of Christopher Bollas's book Being a Character and has published articles and chapters on Bollas's work in Swedish and international psychoanalytic journals and books. He is a member of the International Editorial Panel for the Complete Works of D. W. Winnicott and editor of Swedish translations of Winnicott's work. He is a member of the ‘nomenclature group’ for the Swedish translation of Freud's Standard Edition.

Table of Contents

The Transformational Object. Extractive Introjection. Normotic Illness. The Destiny Drive. Psychic Genera. The Fascist State of Mind. Why Oedipus? The Functions of History. Cracking Up. The Structure of Evil. Mental Interference. Creativity and Psychoanalysis. Architecture and the Unconscious. What is Theory? Character and Interformality. The Wisdom of the Dream.

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