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The Shadow of the Object : Psychoanalysis of the Unthought Known - Christopher Bollas

The Shadow of the Object

Psychoanalysis of the Unthought Known

Paperback Published: 14th June 1989
ISBN: 9780231066273
Number Of Pages: 301
For Ages: 22+ years old

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Basing his view on the object relations theories of the "British School" of psychoanalysis, Christopher Bollas examines the human subject's memories of its earliest experiences (during infancy and childhood) of the object, whether it be mother, father, or self. He explains in well-written and non-technical language how the object can affect the child, or "cast in shadow," without the child being able to process this relation through mental representations of language.

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There is much in this book that is wise, clinically perceptive, and thought-provoking. Bollas is clearly exquisitely sensitive to affective nuances as clues to early, preoedipal events and their developmental consequences...Bollas's book is a lucid, creative, balanced... exposition. It deserves a respectful audience. The Psychoanalytic Quarterly

Part I. The Shadow of the Object 1. The transformational object 2. The spirit of the object as the hand of fate 3. The self as object 4. At the other's play: to dream 5. The trisexual Part 2. Moods 6. Moods and the conservative process 7. Loving hate 8. Normotic illness 9. Extractive interjection Part 3. Countertransference 10. The liar 11. The psychoanalyst and the hysteric 12. Expressive uses of the countertransference 13. Self analysis and the countertransference 14. Ordinary regression to dependence Part 4. Epilogue 15. The unthought known: early considerations

ISBN: 9780231066273
ISBN-10: 0231066279
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 22+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 301
Published: 14th June 1989
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 15.24  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.43

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