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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

11-20 of 92 results in The New Library of Psychoanalysis
  1. 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 26th 2012 by Routledge

  2. 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 5th 2012 by Routledge

  3. 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 12th 2012 by Routledge

  4. 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 15th 2012 by Routledge

  5. 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 13th 2012 by Routledge

  6. Projective Identification

    The Fate of a Concept

    Edited by Elizabeth Spillius, Edna O'Shaughnessy

    Series: The New Library of Psychoanalysis

    In this book Elizabeth Spillius and Edna O'Shaughnessy explore the development of the concept of projective identification, which had important antecedents in the work of Freud and others, but was given a specific name and definition by Melanie Klein. They describe Klein's published and unpublished...

    Published October 26th 2011 by Routledge

  7. Avoiding Emotions, Living Emotions

    By Antonino Ferro

    Series: The New Library of Psychoanalysis

    Avoiding Emotions, Living Emotions explores the psychoanalytic encounter and examines how emotions are formed and experienced by both the patient and analyst. The author narrates key theoretical concepts through the presentation of clinical material from adult and child analysis and emphasises the...

    Published July 7th 2011 by Routledge

  8. Insight

    Essays on Psychoanalytic Knowing

    By Jorge L. Ahumada

    Series: The New Library of Psychoanalysis

    This book explores the clinical processes of psychoanalysis by charting modern developments in logic and applying them to the study of insight. Offering an epistemic approach to clinical psychoanalysis this book places value on the clinical interpretations of both the analysand and analyst...

    Published July 6th 2011 by Routledge

  9. Seeing and Being Seen

    Emerging from a Psychic Retreat

    By John Steiner

    Series: The New Library of Psychoanalysis

    Seeing and Being Seen: Emerging from a Psychic Retreat examines the themes that surface when considering clinical situations where patients feel stuck and where a failure to develop impedes the progress of analysis. This book analyses the anxieties and challenges confronted by patients as they...

    Published February 28th 2011 by Routledge

  10. Intersubjective Processes and the Unconscious

    An Integration of Freudian, Kleinian and Bionian Perspectives

    By Lawrence J. Brown

    Series: The New Library of Psychoanalysis

    Intersubjective Processes and the Unconscious looks at how the minds of the therapist and the patient interact with each other in a profound and unconscious way: a concept first described by Freud. This book expands Freud’s ideas further and examines how these have been greatly elaborated by...

    Published February 1st 2011 by Routledge