Psychoanalysis, Literature and War: Papers 1972-1995

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 1997-01-27
  • Publisher: Routledge

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Many of the themes which were elaborated in Hanna Segal's earlier work return in this volume of her most recent papers. Two act as connecting strands and give the book its unity: the clinical usefulness of the concept of the death instinct and the relationship between fantasy and reality. A past mistress at capturing the vitality of the clinical session on the page, Segal shows how the same conflicts between life and death instincts, fantasy and reality, are experienced in the consulting room, reflected in literature, and played out by nations in their attitudes to war.

Table of Contents

Steiner, Introduction
Clinical Psychoanalysis
On the Clinical Usefulness of the Concept of Death Instinct
Phantasy and Reality
On Symbolism
A Delusional System as a Defence Against the Re-emergence of a Catastrophic Situation
Early Infantile Development as Reflected in the Psychoanalytical Process: Steps in Integration
Some Clinical Implications of Melanie Klein's Work: Emergence from Narcissism
Paranoid Anxiety and Paranoia
Termination: Sweating it Out
The Uses and Abuses of Counter-transference
Literature and Politics
Joseph Conrad and the Mid-life Crisis
Salman Rushdie and the Sea of Stories: A Not So Simple Fable About Creativity
Silence is the Real Crime
From Hiroshima to the Gulf War and After: Socio-political Expressions of Ambivalence
Name Index
Subject Index
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