This impressive work constitutes an important and timely addition to existing dictionaries of psychoanalytic ideas. It is not intended to replace the reading of Bion's original texts nor is it a biography of W.R. Bion, the man. A brief history of Bion's life is offered in the introduction to illuminate the conscious and unconscious factors that may have been an influence on his work, but the aim of this volume is to serve as an insightful and comprehensive guide to the often obscure meanings and terms explored and created by Bion throughout his many years, first as a psychiatrist and later as a psychoanalyst. It is an essential companion to the works of Bion that brings clarity and understanding to his absorbing concepts and is a vital addition to the library of anyone who has read and wondered over the writings of W.R. Bion.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 346
Weight: 544 g
Dimensions: 230 x 147 x 26 mm
'...I found this Dictionary to be a very useful and thought-provoking guide. One of the great advantages of this book is the bringing of attention to these difficult aspects of Bion's work, through multiple quotations, very adequate cross-referencing and the thoughtful interpretations of Lopez-Carvo.'- Joan Symington, The International Journal of Psychoanalysis