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  1. Catch Them Before They Fall: The Psychoanalysis of Breakdown

    By Christopher Bollas

    In this exploration of a radical approach to the psychoanalytical treatment of people on the verge of mental breakdown, Christopher Bollas offers a new and courageous clinical paradigm. He suggests that the unconscious purpose of breakdown is to present the self to the other for transformative...

    Published December 13th 2012 by Routledge

  2. China on the Mind

    By Christopher Bollas

    Several thousand years ago Indo-European culture diverged into two ways of thinking; one went West, the other East. Tracing their differences, Christopher Bollas examines how these mentalities are now converging once again, notably in the practice of psychoanalysis. Creating a freely associated...

    Published October 29th 2012 by Routledge

  3. The Christopher Bollas Reader

    By Christopher Bollas

    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...

    Published June 8th 2011 by Routledge

  4. The Evocative Object World

    By Christopher Bollas

    In The Evocative Object World Christopher Bollas builds on Freud's account of dream formation, combining it with perceptive clinical, theoretical and cultural insights to show how the psychoanalytical method can provide a rich understanding of what has traditionally been regarded as 'the outside...

    Published October 13th 2008 by Routledge

  5. The Infinite Question

    By Christopher Bollas

    In his latest book Christopher Bollas uses detailed studies of real clinical practice to illuminate a theory of psychoanalysis which privileges the human impulse to question. From earliest childhood to the end of our lives, we are driven by this impulse in its varying forms, and The Infinite...

    Published October 13th 2008 by Routledge

  6. Hysteria

    By Christopher Bollas

    Hysteria has disappeared from contemporary culture only insofar as it has been subjected to a repression through the popular diagnosis of 'borderline personality disorder'.In Hysteria the distinguished psychoanalyst Christopher Bollas offers an original and illuminating theory of hysteria that...

    Published November 18th 1999 by Routledge

  7. The Mystery of Things

    By Christopher Bollas

    In The Mystery of Things, Christopher Bollas takes the reader right to the heart of psychotherapy, examining the mysterious aspects of the self that are revealed by analysis. The method of enquiry at the heart of psychoanalysis, that is, free association, runs contrary to everything that we are...

    Published June 17th 1999 by Routledge

  8. Cracking Up

    The Work of Unconscious Experience

    By Christopher Bollas

    In Being a Character , Christopher Bollas argued that Freud's vision of the dream process is a model for all unconscious mental experience. In Cracking Up he extends his exploration of the inner world of human experience and suggests that the rhythm of that experience is vital to individual...

    Published June 8th 1995 by Routledge

  9. Being a Character

    Psychoanalysis and Self Experience

    By Christopher Bollas

    Each person invests many of the objects in his life with his or her own unconscious meaning, each person subsequently voyages through an environment that constantly evokes the self's psychic history. Taking Freud's model of dreamwork as a model for all unconscious thinking, Christopher Bollas...

    Published April 15th 1993 by Routledge

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