- Ronald Britten, FRC Psych.
"James Grotstein is 'The Dreamer' who, in the waking state, can open all the channels of his creativity. In this book, he displays the unique turn of mind that allows him to recognize and convey an essential metaphor embedded in theory after theory-theories that, viewed in combination, explain more than each theory alone. Behind the dazzling mind-play and wit lies a deep sincerity and generosity of spirit. In his search for the numinous, mysterious 'Stranger Within Thee,' he both reaches for the stars and looks within himself and emerges firmly planted on the ground of a deeply introspective, caring clinician."
- Joseph Lichtenberg, M.D., Editor, Psychoanalytic Inquiry
"James Grotstein's new book is one of the marvels of psychoanalytic writing. Saturated with the history of psychoanalytic ideas, Who Is the Dreamer Who Dreams the Dream? integrates countless views into a compelling vision of life. The book is full of ideas, all of which are connected by the author's passionate and intelligent grasp of theory and practice. It is deeply informative and enchanting at the same time."
- Christopher Bollas, Ph.D.
"[A] compelling work of intricate, unique, and often breathtaking theory. Grotstein's ability to forge bold and unique linkages between disparate fields and traditions, his skill in uniting sophisticated philosophical perspectives with the immediacy of the clinical situation, revitalizes our appreciation of, and indeed our fascination for, even the most conventional, taken-for-granted concepts in psychoanalysis."
- Keith Haartman, Ph.D., Kleinian Studies