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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

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  1. The Psychotic Wavelength

    A Psychoanalytic Perspective for Psychiatry

    By Richard Lucas

    Series: The New Library of Psychoanalysis

    The Psychotic Wavelength provides a psychoanalytical framework for clinicians to use in everyday general psychiatric practice and discusses how psychoanalytic ideas can be of great value when used in the treatment of seriously disturbed and disturbing psychiatric patients with psychoses, including...

    Published July 3rd 2009 by Routledge

  2. Melanie Klein in Berlin

    Her First Psychoanalyses of Children

    By Claudia Frank

    Edited by Elizabeth Spillius

    Series: The New Library of Psychoanalysis

    In this book Claudia Frank discusses how Melanie Klein began to develop her psychoanalysis of children. Melanie Klein in Berlin: Her First Psychoanalyses of Children offers a detailed comparative analysis of both published and unpublished material from the Melanie Klein Archives. By using...

    Published March 17th 2009 by Routledge

  3. Doubt, Conviction and the Analytic Process

    Selected Papers of Michael Feldman

    By Michael Feldman

    Edited by Betty Joseph

    Series: The New Library of Psychoanalysis

    In this profound and subtle study, a practising psychoanalyst explores the dynamics of the interaction between the patient and the analyst. Michael Feldman draws the reader into experiencing how the clinical interaction unfolds within a session. In doing so, he develops some of the implications of...

    Published February 2nd 2009 by Routledge

  4. Mind Works

    Technique and Creativity in Psychoanalysis

    By Antonino Ferro

    Series: The New Library of Psychoanalysis

    Is the analyst's mind a factor in the analytic process? In Mind Works Antonino Ferro uses clinical material such as detailed reports of sessions, together with client's analytic histories, to develop Bion’s original findings and illustrate complex concepts in the field of psychoanalytic technique....

    Published November 3rd 2008 by Routledge

  5. Rediscovering Psychoanalysis

    Thinking and Dreaming, Learning and Forgetting

    By Thomas H. Ogden

    Series: The New Library of Psychoanalysis

    Winner of the 2010 Haskell Norman Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Psychoanalysis! Rediscovering Psychoanalysis demonstrates how, by attending to one’s own idiosyncratic ways of thinking, feeling, and responding to patients, the psychoanalyst can develop a "style" of his or her own, a way of...

    Published October 27th 2008 by Routledge

  6. Time, Space and Phantasy

    By Rosine Jozef Perelberg

    Series: The New Library of Psychoanalysis

    Time, Space, and Phantasy examines the connections between time, space, phantasy and sexuality in clinical practice. It explores the subtleties of the encounter between patient and analyst, addressing how aspects of the patient’s unconscious past are actualised in the present, producing new...

    Published June 5th 2008 by Routledge

  7. Psychoanalysis Comparable and Incomparable

    The Evolution of a Method to Describe and Compare Psychoanalytic Approaches

    By David Tuckett

    Series: The New Library of Psychoanalysis

    How do we know when what is happening between two people should be called psychoanalysis? What is a psychoanalytic process and how do we know when one is taking place? Psychoanalysis Comparable and Incomparable describes the rationale and ongoing development of a six year programme of highly...

    Published February 1st 2008 by Routledge

  8. Constructions and the Analytic Field

    History, Scenes and Destiny

    By Domenico Chianese

    Series: The New Library of Psychoanalysis

    Constructions and the Analytic Field questions the relationship between psychoanalysis, history and literature. Does the analyst help the analysand construct a narrative, or is their task more of a historical reconstruction? In seeking to answer this question, Domenico Chianese examines Freud's...

    Published October 11th 2007 by Routledge

  9. Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

    By Hanna Segal

    Edited by Nicola Abel-Hirsch

    Series: The New Library of Psychoanalysis

    What is the role of psychoanalysis in today's world? Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow presents a selection of papers written by Hanna Segal. The collection introduces the reader to a wide spectrum of insights into psychoanalysis, ranging from current thoughts on the nature of dreaming to new ideas...

    Published July 12th 2007 by Routledge

  10. Encounters with Melanie Klein

    Selected Papers of Elizabeth Spillius

    By Elizabeth Spillius

    Edited by Priscilla Roth, Richard Rusbridger

    Series: The New Library of Psychoanalysis

    In Encounters with Melanie Klein: Selected Papers of Elizabeth Spillius the author argues that her two professions, anthropology and psychoanalysis, have much in common, and explains how her background in anthropology led her on to a profound involvement in psychoanalysis and her establishment as a...

    Published June 21st 2007 by Routledge