Psychoanalysis of the Unthought Known
A member of the Independent Group of the British Psychoanalytical Society, Christopher Bollas is a truly independent thinker. He finds his own way through the tribes of contemporary psychoanalysis, not as a follower, but as a single wanderer. -- Andre Green, former vice president of the International Psychoanalytical Association This is a unique and remarkable book... One of the most interesting and important books on psychoanalysis ... in the last decade. It is also a beautiful book. International Journal of Psychoanalysis A mind-expanding experience. American Journal of Psychiatry Clinically perceptive, and thought-provoking... Exquisitely sensitive to affective nuances as clues to early, preoedipal events and their developmental consequences. Psychoanalytic Quarterly
Christopher Bollas is a member of the British Psychoanalytical Society and the Los Angeles Institute and Society for Psychoanalytic Studies.
Preface to the Anniversary EditionAcknowledgementsIntroductionI. The Shadow of the Object1. The transformational object2. The spirit of the object as the hand of fate3. The self as object4. At the other's play: to dream5. The trisexualII. Moods6. Moods and the conservative process7. Loving hate8. Normotic illness9. Extractive introjectionIII. Countertransference10. The liar11. The psychoanalyst and the hysteric12. Expressive uses of the countertransference13. Self analysis and the countertransference14. Ordinary regression to dependenceIV. Epilogue15. The unthought known: early considerationsNotesBibliographyIndex