By Hamish Canham, Carole Satyamurti
A part of the Tavistock hospital sequence. This booklet explores the various ways that an figuring out of poetry, and the poetic impulse, may be fruitfully proficient through psychoanalytic principles. it may be argued that there's a specific affinity among poetry and psychoanalysis, in that either pay shut cognizance to the fitting meanings of linguistic expression, and either, even though in several methods, are centrally interested by subconscious methods. The members to this quantity, the vast majority of them clinicians with a powerful curiosity in literature, discover this connection in quite a few methods, concentrating on the paintings of specific poets, from the prophet Ezekiel to Seamus Heaney.
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Extra info for Acquainted with the Night. Psychoanalysis and the Poetic Imagination
She has a background in the study of literature, and writes and lectures on a variety of psychoanalytic and literary topics. Ronald Britton is a training analyst and currently President of the British Psychoanalytical Society. He is the author of Belief and Imagination: Explorations in Psychoanalysis (Routledge, 1998) and Sex, Death and the Superego (Karnac, 2003). He is co-author, with Michael Feldman and Edna O’Shaughnessy, of The Oedipus Complex Today: Clinical Implications (Karnac Books, 1989).
The poet and the superego: Klein, Blake and the Book of the Prophet Ezekiel CHAPTER FIVE. "Time will come and take my love away": love and loss in three of Shakespeare's sonnets CHAPTER SIX. The preacher, the poet, and the psychoanalyst CHAPTER SEVEN. Ghosts in the landscape: Thomas Hardy and the poetry of "shapes that reveries limn" CHAPTER EIGHT. The elusive pursuit of insight: three poems by W. B. Yeats and the human task CHAPTER NINE. "Feeling into Words": evocations of childhood in the poems of Seamus Heaney FOREWORD Al Alvarez Psychoanalysis and literature have been close partners from the start, not least because Freud himself read widely and wrote compelling prose.
SERIES EDITOR’S PREFACE Since it was founded in 1920, the Tavistock Clinic has developed a wide range of therapeutic approaches to mental health that have been strongly influenced by psychoanalysis. It has also adopted systemic family therapy as a theoretical model and a clinical approach to family problems. The Clinic is the largest training institution in Britain for mental health, providing postgraduate and qualifying courses in social work, psychology, psychiatry, child, adolescent, and adult psychotherapy, as well as in nursing and primary care.
Acquainted with the Night. Psychoanalysis and the Poetic Imagination by Hamish Canham, Carole Satyamurti