Tragic Knots In Psychoanalysis: New Papers on Psychoanalysis

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This is a collection of published and unpublished papers on clinical, theoretical and applied aspects of psychoanalysis that take up various aspects of unconscious mental processes and conflicts and their expression in the clinical transference and countertransference. These expressions are evidenced, in frustration, gratitude and benevolence, competing feelings of being cared for and coerced, disturbed and expanded bodily pleasure, cruelty and forgiveness. Included in this book is a brief history of the author’s...
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Tragic Knots in Psychoanalysis: New Papers on Psychoanalysis

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Overview

This is a collection of published and unpublished papers on clinical, theoretical and applied aspects of psychoanalysis that take up various aspects of unconscious mental processes and conflicts and their expression in the clinical transference and countertransference. These expressions are evidenced, in frustration, gratitude and benevolence, competing feelings of being cared for and coerced, disturbed and expanded bodily pleasure, cruelty and forgiveness. Included in this book is a brief history of the author’s odyssey through several major contributions regarding the language of psychoanalysis and its narrativity, and the convergence of these with contemporary Kleinian modes of thought.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781855757042
  • Publisher: Karnac Books
  • Publication date: 10/28/2009
  • Pages: 196
  • Sales rank: 1,127,653
  • Product dimensions: 5.70 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Roy Schafer has 60 years of experience as a psychoanalytic therapist, during which time he has been an active teacher in his own Institutes and a guest lecturer and teacher in many others in the U.S. He has received many honors from his colleagues. He has contributed to numerous English language psychoanalytic journals and his books and articles have been translated into several languages. He has held academic positions as Clinical Professor at Yale and Cornell University Medical Schools. He was the first Freud Memorial Professor 1975-76 at University College London.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements xi

Preface xiii

Part I On Basic Concepts 1

Chapter 1 Tragic knots and reality: The reality principle, tragic knots, and the analytic process 3

Chapter 2 The unconscious: Talking to the unconscious 21

Chapter 3 Conflict: Conflict: conceptualization, practice, problems 37

Part II The Internal World of Conflict and Phantasy 51

Chapter 4 Concern and control: Caring and coercive aspects of the psychoanalytic situation 53

Chapter 5 A pervasive negative countertransference: The countertransference of feeling frustrated 71

Chapter 6 Conflictual pleasures: Taking/including pleasure in the experienced self 85

Chapter 7 Giving and receiving: Gratitude and benevolence 99

Chapter 8 Cruelty and forgiveness: Cordelia, Lear, and forgiveness 115

Part III Changing Conceptions of the Analytic Relationship 137

Chapter 9 The analyst: On "The metapsychology of the analyst" Robert Fliess 139

Chapter 10 The Author's Odyssey: You can get here from there 155

References 169

Index 177

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