Bion : 365 quotes.
By: ABEL-HIRSCH, Nicola.
Contributor(s): Bion, W. R.Publisher: London : Routledge, 2019Description: xiii, 602 pages.ISBN: 1782205861; 9780429400803.Subject(s): BION, WILFRED RUPRECHT : SCHOOLS OF PSYCHOLOGY IAP BI | PSYCHOANALYSIS IAK | BION, WILFRED RUPRECHT : BIOGRAPHY I96 BIAdditional physical formats: Print version:: No titleOther classification: IAP BIA K Online resources: Click here to access online
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This is a book of 365 quotes from the work of the psychoanalyst Wilfred Bion. Something of an enigma, Bion often doesn't write in the way one would expect of a psychoanalyst, but is being read ever-increasingly around the world, in and outside the psychoanalytic community. Certain of his comments are often quoted, whilst swathes of his work lie almost untouched. How to make some of the detail of this work available? What he writes is often dense in the way the structure of a poem can be, and the book has the format ofa 'poem a day' collection- providing a way into his complete workone quote at a time. Alongside commentaries by Abel-Hirsch are thoughts on Bion's work drawn from papers by other analysts from the UK, the Americas, and Europe. The book is structured in a way that will inform and interest the general reader as well as giving something new to psychoanalysts and others who already know his work well.
Cover; Half Title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgements; Preface; Introduction; A list of the 365 quotes; PART I Autobiography; 1 The Long Weekend: 1897-1919 (Part of a Life); 2 Bion's war; 3 All My Sins Remembered: Another Part of a Life; PART II Papers, books, notes, letters; 4 The 1930s and 1940s; 5 The Other Side of Genius: Family Letters; 6 Papers of the 1950s; 7 Cogitations; 8 "The Theory of Thinking"; 9 Learning from Experience; 10 The Grid; 11 Elements of Psycho-Analysis; 12 Transformations: Change from Learning to Growth; 13 On memory and desire; 14 Attention and Interpretation: A Scientific Approach to Insight in Psycho-Analysis and GroupsPART III International lectures, seminars and supervisions; 15 Visiting Los Angeles: seminars and supervision; 16 Brazilian Lectures; 17 Clinical Seminars and Four Papers: "Brasilia 1975"; 18 Bion in New York and São Paulo: "New York, 1977"; 19 Bion in New York and São Paulo: "São Paulo, 1978: Ten Talks"; 20 The Tavistock Seminars; 21 Four Discussions with W. R. Bion: "Los Angeles 1976"; 22 The Italian Seminars; 23 "A Paris Seminar"; PART IV A Memoir of the Future; 24 Introduction; 25 "Book 1: The Dream"26 "Book 2: The Past Presented"; 27 "Book 3: The Dawn of Oblivion"; PART V Epilogue; 28 Last quotes; Timeline; Bibliography; Index