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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.

New and Published Books

1-10 of 87 results in The New Library of Psychoanalysis
  1. Imaginary Existences

    A psychoanalytic exploration of phantasy, fiction, dreams and daydreams

    By Ignes Sodre

    Series: The New Library of Psychoanalysis

    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,...

    Published July 14th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Living Psychoanalysis

    From theory to experience

    By Michael Parsons

    Series: The New Library of Psychoanalysis

    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...

    Published May 15th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Transference and Countertransference Today

    Edited by Robert Oelsner

    Series: The New Library of Psychoanalysis

    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,...

    Published June 12th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Supervision in Psychoanalysis

    The São Paulo Seminars

    By Antonino Ferro

    Series: The New Library of Psychoanalysis

    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...

    Published April 9th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Psychotic Temptation

    By Liliane Abensour

    Series: The New Library of Psychoanalysis

    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...

    Published November 15th 2012 by Routledge

  6. Symbiosis and Ambiguity

    A Psychoanalytic Study

    By José Bleger

    Edited by John Churcher, Leopoldo Bleger

    Series: The New Library of Psychoanalysis

    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,...

    Published October 25th 2012 by Routledge

  7. The Violence of Emotions

    Bion and Post-Bionian Psychoanalysis

    By Giuseppe Civitarese

    Series: The New Library of Psychoanalysis

    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...

    Published October 4th 2012 by Routledge

  8. Donald Winnicott Today

    Edited by Jan Abram

    Series: The New Library of Psychoanalysis

    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...

    Published July 11th 2012 by Routledge

  9. The Maternal Lineage

    Identification, Desire and Transgenerational Issues

    Edited by Paola Mariotti

    Series: The New Library of Psychoanalysis

    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...

    Published February 14th 2012 by Routledge

  10. Creative Readings: Essays on Seminal Analytic Works

    By Thomas H Ogden

    Series: The New Library of Psychoanalysis

    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...

    Published January 12th 2012 by Routledge