New Books Network

Amy Allen and Mari Ruti, “Critical Theory Between Klein and Lacan: A Dialogue” (Bloomsbury Academic, 2019)
What happens when a Kleinian and Lacanian have a committed, generous, and accessible conversation about the commonalities and differences between their psychoanalytic perspectives? In this special, two-part interview, host Jordan Osserman joins authors Amy Allen, a prominent representative of Frankfurt School critical theory with expertise on Klein, and Mari Ruti,... Read More
Sandra Buechler, “Psychoanalytic Approaches to Problems in Living” (Routledge, 2019)
Sandra Buechler joins hosts Christopher Bandini and Tracy Morgan to discuss her latest book, Psychoanalytic Approaches to Problems in Living: Addressing Life’s Challenges in Clinical Practice (Routledge, 2019), which continues her long standing exploration of the role of values in the work of psychoanalysis. The book discusses the many common... Read More
Barnaby Barratt, “Beyond Psychotherapy: On Becoming a (Radical) Psychoanalyst” (Routledge, 2019)
In Beyond Psychotherapy: On Becoming a (Radical) Psychoanalyst (Routledge, 2019), Barnaby Barratt illuminates a new perspective on the radicality of genuinely psychoanalytic discourse as the unique science of healing. Starting with an incisive critique of the ideological conformism of psychotherapy, Barratt defines the method of psychoanalysis against the conventional definition,... Read More
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