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A beam of intense darkness : Wilfred Bion's legacy to psychoanalysis

Author: James S Grotstein
Publisher: London : Karnac Books, 2007.
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"James Grotstein was in analysis with Wilfred Bion in the 1970s, and has been writing prolifically about Bion and his theories ever since. In this major new volume he applies his encyclopaedic knowledge to an in-depth examination and explication of all Bion's major ideas."--Jacket.
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Named Person: Wilfred R Bion; Wilfred R Bion; Wilfred R Bion; Wilfred R Bion
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James S Grotstein
ISBN: 9781855754485 1855754487
OCLC Number: 171111531
Description: xv, 382 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: ContentsCHAPTER 1. The Scope Of This BookCHAPTER 2. What Kind Of Analyst Was Bion?CHAPTER 3. What Kind Of Person Was Bion?CHAPTER 4. Bion's visionCHAPTER 5 Bion's LegacyCHAPTER 6. A Brief Summary Of Bion's MetatheoryCHAPTER 7. Bion On TechniqueCHAPTER 8. Clinical Case Encompassing Bion's Technical IdeasCHAPTER 9. Bion, The Mathematician, Bion, The MysticCHAPTER 10. The Language Of AchievementCHAPTER 11. Bion's Discovery Of O CHAPTER 12. The Concept Of The "Transcendent Position"CHAPTER 13. The "Quest For The Truth": Part A: The "Truth Drive" As The Hidden Order Of Bion's Metatheory For PsychoanalysisCHAPTER 14. Part B: "The Truth Drive" Curiosity About The Truth As The "Seventh Servant"CHAPTER 15. Lies, "Lies," And FalsehoodsCHAPTER 16. The Container And The ContainedCHAPTER 17. "Projective Transidentification": An Extension Of The Concept Of Projective IdentificationCHAPTER 18. Bion's Work With Groups CHAPTER 19. Bion's Studies In PsychosisCHAPTER 20. TransformationsCHAPTER 21. Learning From ExperienceCHAPTER 22. The Breast, The "No-breast," And The PointCHAPTER 23. The GridCHAPTER 24. The Question Of Fetal Mental Life And Its Caesura With Post-natal Mental LifeCHAPTER 25. What Does It Mean To Dream?" A Preliminary Note On Bion's Theory Of DreamingCHAPTER 26. "...perchance To Dream...": The Profounder Mission Of DreamingCHAPTER 27. "Become" CHAPTER 28. P-s To DCHAPTER 29. L, H, And PassionCHAPTER 30. Faith CHAPTER 31. The Importance Of Bion's Discovery Of Zero ('No-thing") CHAPTER 32. A Pot Pourri Of Selected Contributions By Bion CHAPTER 33. A Reading Of Bion's A Memoir Of The FutureCHAPTER 34. Epilogue For The Book
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