This book shows how important it is to take different theories and frameworks into account in order to understand the complexity of psychoanalytic phenomena. It is about observing and asking questions, and is less a textbook, but rather an intimate insight to the author's quest for truth and understanding.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 302
Weight: 454 g
Dimensions: 230 x 147 x 24 mm
'Psychoanalytic wisdom and experience cannot be adequately summarized, and so it is with this gentle yet profound volume. Although Limentani states that years of practice guarantee experience but not wisdom, this collection of papers makes it clear that he has acquired both. The book is replete with case examples - of work that succeeded and failures that enhanced understanding. To sketch in the topics covered in only an attempt to convey the richness of clinical observation and the empathic understanding which characterize Limentani's career. They are presented in a setting of an outline of his psychoanalytic autobiography, which further enhances the rewards of the volume.'- Psychoanalytic Quarterly'I enjoyed the book and I was very impressed by the author's amplitude of thinking. It reminded me how important it is to take different theories and frameworks into account in order to understand the complexity of phenomena we all deal with in our own work. This book is not about answers but about observing and asking questions, both basic and complex. It is not a textbook, but rather an intimate relationship of the author's quest for truth and understanding. Mr Limentani has given us a very valuable addition to our psychoanalytic library.'- British Journal of Psychotherapy'This book is written by an analyst whose work should be of interest to all those involved with the internal world, and the author manifestly demonstrates that his position "between Freud and Klein" is not constricted but indeed a creative one.'- British Journal of Psychiatry