Dream, Phantasy and Art

Dream, Phantasy and Art

by Hanna Segal
     
 

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Hanna Segal's work, especially on symbolism, aesthetics, dreams, and the exploration of psychotic thinking, has established her as an outstanding figure in psychanalysis, particularly in psychoanalysis of the Kleinian tradition. In Dream, Phantasy and Art she

reworks her ideas on these topics and brings them vividly alive in a new integration which links

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Hanna Segal's work, especially on symbolism, aesthetics, dreams, and the exploration of psychotic thinking, has established her as an outstanding figure in psychanalysis, particularly in psychoanalysis of the Kleinian tradition. In Dream, Phantasy and Art she

reworks her ideas on these topics and brings them vividly alive in a new integration which links them afresh to the work of Freud, Klein, and Bion. Throughout the book, the clinical illustrations the author has selected brilliantly spotlight the theory, touching the imagination, and

fixing even the most difficult ideas permanently in the reader's mind. In a mutually enhancing relationship, theory and clinical example are combined, and then applied, to create the author's new and original theories of art and aesthetics.

As Betty Joseph notes in her foreword,

Segal's writing, and in particular this book, does much to enrich psychoanalysis not only because of the clarity and intelligence but also because of the depth and breadth of her interests and her clinical imagination.

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"... this book, which along with the many other contributions Hanna Segal has made to psychoanalysis in the course of a long and productive professional life, will stand as a further testament to her creative capacity." - Psychoanalytic Quarterly, Vol 3, Vol LXII

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780203013731
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis, Inc.
Publication date:
11/01/1990
Series:
The New Library of Psychoanalysis Series
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Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
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