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Between Couch and Piano : Psychoanalysis, Music, Art and Neuroscience - Gilbert J. Rose

Between Couch and Piano

Psychoanalysis, Music, Art and Neuroscience

Hardcover Published: 1st April 2004
ISBN: 9781583919729
Number Of Pages: 224

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Why and how do music and abstract art pack such universal appeal? Why do they often have 'therapeutic' efficacy?

Between Couch and Piano links well-established psychoanalytic ideas with historical and neurological theory to help us begin to understand some of the reasons behind music's ubiquity and power.

Drawing on new psychoanalytic understanding as well as advances in neuroscience, this book sheds light on the role of the arts as stimulus, and as a key to creative awareness. Subjects covered include:

* music in relation to the trauma of loss
* music in connection with wholeness and the sense of identity
* the ability of music to jump-start normal feelings, motion and identity where these have been seemingly destroyed by neurological disease
* the theory of therapeutic efficacy of music and art.

Between Couch and Piano is a comprehensive overview that will be of interest to all those intrigued by the interrelation of psychoanalysis and the creative arts.


Foreword: a Musician Listens to a Psychoanalyst Listening to Musicp. ix
Prefacep. xxvii
Acknowledgmentsp. xxxiii
Between Words and Musicp. 1
On the Shores of Selfp. 19
Whence the Feelings from Art: Communication or Concordance?p. 36
The Music of Time in Faulkner's Light in Augustp. 57
Music as Temporal Prosthesisp. 78
In Pursuit of Slow Timep. 94
The Birth of Music in the Context of Lossp. 112
The Power of Implicit Motion: "it Goes Straight Through"p. 132
A Psychoanalyst Listens to a Musician Listening to Himself Composingp. 153
Bibliographyp. 163
Indexp. 175
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ISBN: 9781583919729
ISBN-10: 1583919724
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 1st April 2004
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.41
Edition Number: 1

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