This book presents several essays from the International Journal of Psychoanalysis that explore overlaps of literary experience and psychoanalytic process, providing the reader with a substantive contribution that reflects the principal concerns of contemporary psychoanalysis.

chapter Two|34 pages

A father’s abdication

Lear’s retreat from “aesthetic conflict”

chapter Five|20 pages

“It seemed to have to do with something else . . .”:

Henry James’s What Maisie Knew and Bion’s theory of thinking