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Intimacy and Separateness in Psychoanalysis Warren S. Poland(Author)

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Intimacy and Separateness in Psychoanalysis

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Original name book: Intimacy and Separateness in Psychoanalysis

Pages: 206

Language: English

Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (October 29, 2017)

By: Warren S. Poland(Author)

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Category - Health, Fitness & Dieting

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Clinical psychoanalysis serves as our best laboratory for exploring the riddle of what it is to be a person, and how a person is at once singularly unique while always a piece of the interpersonal fabric of humanity. In Intimacy and Separateness in Psychoanalysis, Warren Poland casts a freshly erudite eye on this paradox, resisting individual or intersubjective bias and avoiding the parochial allegiances common in our age of pluralism.

Poland combines vivid reports from clinical analyses, literary readings, and his own life – all unfolding original observations on a person as both a part of and apart from human commonality. His consideration of how one person’s witnessing facilitates another’s self-definition, a concept extended here in his study of outsiderness as part of human nature, has been marked a keynote contribution. Clinical illustrations of moments that matter but are usually omitted from public presentation are set alongside examples of reading powerful fiction to show how analyst and author both incite fresh openness in a person’s mind. Poland goes farther, exposing the personal power of union and separateness in its keenest form, facing the ultimate separation of one’s own actual death.

Only with separateness can true intimacy grow, and only within the fabric of others can true individuality exist. This evocative book, ranging from the lightness of whimsy to the dread of dying, allows every reader to taste of and learn from Poland’s thinking. Psychoanalyst or patient, writer or reader, each one living one’s own life – all can find new understandings in this work.

Warren S. Poland, M.D., has practiced clinical psychoanalysis for over half a century. His observations and reflections, including in his early book Melting the Darkness: The Dyad and Principles of Clinical Technique, were honored by his receipt of the Sigourney Award in 2009. In personal essays, in considerations of literary works, and centrally in his clinical psychoanalytic studies, he explores the paradoxical simultaneity of intersubjectivity and individuality. He is also the former editor of the JAPA Review of Books.

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Customer Reviews
  • By Jane Hall on March 5, 2018

    Before I even finished Warren Poland’s new book:Intimacy and Separateness in Psychoanalysis, I felt impelled to urge everyone to read it! I cannot begin to say how very important it is. All I can say is that I have been smiling with content as I read. For the very first time I understand exactly what it means to be a psychoanalyst. (I have been at it for 40 years!)Each chapter is a gem but Part Five which includes the author's experience of Shakespeare’s "Twelfth Night, What You Will" completely overwhelmed me. His thoughts on this play capture perfectly our struggles with understanding 'otherness' today. Dr. Poland's deep respect (regard) for the unique individual makes my profession proud. He is elegant, sincere, wise, humble, honest, open minded, and I am eternally grateful.Jane Hall

  • By Judith Goldberg on December 18, 2017

    Dr. Poland's book is a treasure chest for those fascinated by what goes on in the human mind.Psychanalytic jargon is absent as Poland navigates from the conscious to the unconscious. The human inner world is exposed to the core and is dealt with in a healing and constructive fashion.We are exposed to a unique experience when he simultaneously shares the thoughts of both the patient and the analyst. Respect for the patient'suniqueness, his or her "selfhood", acts as a very powerful therapeutic tool.Reading this informative book will surely enhance the reader's understanding of the fascinating intrapsychic world. Ohio M.D.

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