Work of Unconscious Experience
By (author) Christopher Bollas
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Cracking Up by Christopher Bollas
Book DescriptionIn Being a Character , Christopher Bollas argued that Freud's vision of the dream process is a model for all unconscious mental experience. In Cracking Up he extends his exploration of the inner world of human experience and suggests that the rhythm of that experience is vital to individual creativity. It allows us to develop what the author calls a 'separate sense', which we use to assess the meanings of our own experiences and also to attune ourselves sympathetically to the lives of other people. In this original and thought-provoking book, Bollas examines how people educate one another in the idioms of their unconscious lives and considers the nature and consequences of the traumas that inhibit the freedom to do this. He studies what we mean by the past - is it unchangeable or can history be a creative, open understanding of experience? We come to know who we are by giving form and meaning to our past - yet what do we mean by the self? Bollas' answer suggests yet more ways in which the 'separate sense' expresses each person's unique qualities.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415122436
(216mm x 138mm x 20mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 8-Jun-1995
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Christopher Bollas
Freud and the Non-European, Paperback (December 2013)
Builds on Said's abiding interest in the psychoanalyst's work to examine Freud's assumption that Moses was an Egyptian and from there explore the limits of identity.
Freudian Moment, Paperback (December 2012)» View all books by Christopher Bollas
Argues for a return to our understanding of how Freudian psychoanalysis works unconscious to unconscious. In this book, the author also argues, realizes a phylogenetic preconception that has existed for tens of thousands of years.
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