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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

41-50 of 87 results in The New Library of Psychoanalysis
  1. The Work of Psychic Figurability

    Mental States Without Representation

    By Sára Botella, César Botella

    Series: The New Library of Psychoanalysis

    The majority of psychoanalysts today agree that the analytic setting faces them daily with certain aspects of their work for which the answers provided by an analytic theory centred exclusively on the notion of representation prove insufficient. On the basis of their experience of analytic practice...

    Published October 27th 2004 by Routledge

  2. The Quiet Revolution in American Psychoanalysis

    Selected Papers of Arnold M. Cooper

    By Arnold M. Cooper

    Edited by Elizabeth L. Auchincloss

    Series: The New Library of Psychoanalysis

    This book brings together for the first time in one volume selected papers by one of the leading contemporary intellectual figures in the field of psychoanalysis, Arnold M. Cooper M.D. Cooper has addressed every aspect of American psychoanalytic life: theory, clinical work, education, research, the...

    Published October 27th 2004 by Routledge

  3. In Pursuit of Psychic Change

    The Betty Joseph Workshop

    Edited by Edith Hargreaves, Arturo Varchevker

    Series: The New Library of Psychoanalysis

    The members of the Betty Joseph Workshop have provided major contributions to psychoanalytic thinking since the meeting's inception in 1962. This book is a celebration of Betty Joseph's work, and the work of a group of analysts who have joined her to discuss obstacles to psychic change in...

    Published February 11th 2004 by Routledge

  4. The Couch and the Silver Screen

    Psychoanalytic Reflections on European Cinema

    Edited by Andrea Sabbadini

    Series: The New Library of Psychoanalysis

    The Couch and the Silver Screen is a collection of original contributions which explore European cinema from psychoanalytic perspectives. Both classic and contemporary films are presented and analysed by a variety of authors, including leading cinema historians and theorists, psychoanalysts with a...

    Published May 28th 2003 by Routledge

  5. Dreams That Turn Over a Page

    Paradoxical Dreams in Psychoanalysis

    By Jean-Michel Quinodoz

    Series: The New Library of Psychoanalysis

    Winner of the 2010 Sigourney Award! In Dreams That Turn Over a Page, the author discusses a particular type of dream that comes after a phase in analysis where integration has taken place. Accompanied by anxiety and fear, which seem surprising as the dream follows a phase of integrative work in the...

    Published March 27th 2002 by Routledge

  6. The Importance of Fathers

    A Psychoanalytic Re-evaluation

    Edited by Alicia Etchegoyen, Judith Trowell

    Series: The New Library of Psychoanalysis

    It is widely acknowledged that children need structure, security, stability and attachment to develop and flourish, and that the father is an important part of this. Issues such as high divorce rates, new family structures, increased mobility, women's liberation and contraception are very common in...

    Published December 5th 2001 by Routledge

  7. Psychoanalysis and Discourse

    By Patrick Mahony

    Series: The New Library of Psychoanalysis

    After a detailed discussion of the significance of translation as a critical concept in psychoanalysis, Patrick Mahony proceeds to a comprehensive examination of 'free association', the cornerstone of psychoanalytic method. Next follows the consideration of free association in its relation to...

    Published April 25th 2001 by Routledge

  8. The Violence of Interpretation

    From Pictogram to Statement

    By Piera Aulagnier

    Series: The New Library of Psychoanalysis

    Published in English for the first time, this is a seminal work by an original and creative analytical thinker. Piera Aulagnier's The Violence of Interpretation bridges the work of Winnicott and Lacan, putting forward a theory of psychosis based on children's early experiences. The author's...

    Published March 7th 2001 by Routledge

  9. Ordinary People and Extra-ordinary Protections

    A Post-Kleinian Approach to the Treatment of Primitive Mental States

    By Judith L. Mitrani

    Series: The New Library of Psychoanalysis

    Many people come to analysis appearing quite 'ordinary' on the surface. However, once below that surface, we often come into contact with something quite unexpected: 'extra-ordinary protections' created to keep at bay any awareness of deeply traumatic happenings occurring at some point in life....

    Published February 28th 2001 by Routledge

  10. The Dove that Returns, The Dove that Vanishes

    Paradox and Creativity in Psychoanalysis

    By Michael Parsons

    Series: The New Library of Psychoanalysis

    The nature of psychoanalysis seems contradictory - deeply personal, subjective and intuitive, yet requiring systematic theory and principles of technique. In The Dove that Returns, The Dove that Vanishes, Michael Parsons explores the tension of this paradox. As they respond to it and struggle to...

    Published May 10th 2000 by Routledge