New Books Network

E. Danto and A. Steiner-Strauss, “Freud/Tiffany: Anna Freud, Dorothy Tiffany Burlingham and the Best Possible School” (Routledge, 2018)
When we imagine Anna Freud, how does she appear to us? I have a snapshot image in my mind of a woman, almost nondescript, decidedly meek, standing usually near her father, Sigmund Freud.  Her posture, bad from years spent stooping towards him, reflects not that of a woman, with her... Read More
Stijn Vanheule, Derek Hook and Calum Neill, “Reading Lacan’s Écrits” (Routledge, 2018)
Lacan published his Écrits in 1966, a compilation of his written work up to that middle period in his teaching. Notoriously difficult to read, the editors of the book we’re discussing today describe the Écrits as “an unwieldy, conglomerate ‘urtext’ … not a book at all … but ‘the waste’... Read More
Adrienne Harris and Victoria Demos, “Heart Melts Forward: The Collected Writings of Emmanuel Ghent” (Routledge, 2018)
Composer, philosopher, scientist, psychoanalyst-Emmanuel (“Manny”) Ghent was all of these and more. In this comprehensive interview with the editors, Adrienne Harris and Victoria Demos of the new book Heart Melts Forward: The Collected Writings of Emmanuel Ghent (Routledge, 2018) we discuss the seminal theoretical ideas Manny was passionate about and... Read More
Giuseppe Civitarese, “An Apocryphal Dictionary of Psychoanalysis” (Routledge, 2019)
Giuseppe Civitarese‘s An Apocryphal Dictionary of Psychoanalysis (Routledge, 2019) is a book of transpositions, collecting together the author’s clinical vignettes, enigmatic objects, stray thoughts, projects, images, notes from readings, and musings; but also remarks on films and exhibitions, memories, episodes from daily life, summaries of papers to write, questions, doubts... Read More
Lawrence J. Brown, “Transformational Processes in Clinical Psychoanalysis: Dreaming, Emotions and the Present Moment” (Routledge, 2019)
In Transformational Processes in Clinical Psychoanalysis: Dreaming, Emotions and the Present Moment (Routledge, 2019), Lawrence J. Brown offers a contemporary perspective on how the mind transforms, and gives meaning to, emotional experience that arises unconsciously in the here-and-now of the clinical hour. Brown surveys the developments in theory and practice... Read More
Ellen Pinsky, “Death and Fallibility in the Psychoanalytic Encounter: Mortal Gifts” (Routledge, 2017)
If I could vote for my favorite new psychoanalytic book of the 21st century, Ellen Pinsky’s Death and Fallibility in the Psychoanalytic Encounter: Mortal Gifts (Routledge, 2017) might be it; however to be clear, this is actually a set of essays that is decidedly not a collection of psychoanalytic articles.... Read More
Donald L. Carveth, “Psychoanalytic Thinking: A Dialectical Critique of Contemporary Theory and Practice” (Routledge, 2018)
Since the classical Freudian and ego psychology paradigms lost their position of dominance in the late 1950’s, psychoanalysis became a multi-paradigm science with those working in the different frameworks increasingly engaging only with those in the same or related intellectual “silos.” Beginning with Freud’s theory of human nature and civilization,... Read More