Vale of Soulmaking by Meg Harris Williams
Look inside with Google Book Preview
Vale of Soulmaking
By Meg Harris Williams

The Vale of Soulmaking

The post-Kleinian Model of the Mind

By (author) See other recent books by Meg Harris Williams
Format: Paperback

Normal Price: $89.00
Your Price: $80.10 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $8.90! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $4.01 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available, ships in 7-10 days



Vale of Soulmaking by Meg Harris Williams

Book Description

The post-Kleinian model of the mind, as developed by W. R. Bion and Donald Meltzer, is essentially an aesthetic one. It is founded on Melanie Klein's discovery of the "internal object" with its combined masculine and feminine qualities and ambiguous, awe-inspiring nature. Turbulent emotional experiences are repeatedly transformed through symbol-formation, on the basis of the internal relationship between the infant self and its object; and the aesthetic containment provided by this "counter-transference dream" (as Meltzer put it) enables the mind to digest its conflicts and develop.This search for a pattern that can make "contrary" emotions thinkable is modelled by all art forms and accounts for their universal significance. It is a process that can be observed particularly clearly in literature, in the form of the romance between the poet and his Muse (the traditional formulation of the psycho-analytic internal object). This book explores the "counter-transference dreams" of some of the inspired symbol-makers who have been most influential in forming the modern aesthetic perspective in psychoanalytic thinking, including Shakespeare, Milton, Keats, Homer and Sophocles. It concludes with a discussion of Bion's autobiographical works, which are the final expression of his own conception of the aesthetic model.

Buy Vale of Soulmaking book by Meg Harris Williams from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.


Book Details

ISBN: 9781855753105
ISBN-10: 1855753103
Format: Paperback
(230mm x 147mm x 21mm)
Pages: 250
Imprint: Karnac Books
Publisher: Karnac Books
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Books By Author Meg Harris Williams


Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Vale of Soulmaking book by Meg Harris Williams and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review


Author Biography - Meg Harris Williams

Meg Harris Williams, a writer and artist, studied English at the Universities of Cambridge and Oxford and art at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Florence, and has had a lifelong psychoanalytic education. She has written and lectured extensively in the UK and abroad on psychoanalysis and literature, and teaches at the Tavistock Centre in London, and the University of Surrey. She is married with four children and lives in Farnham, Surrey.

Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by Meg Harris Williams close
Becoming Room by Meg Harris Williams
Teaching Bion by Meg Harris Williams
Man's Picture of His World and Three Papers by Meg Harris Williams
Teaching Meltzer by Meg Harris Williams
Art and Analysis by Meg Harris Williams
Hamlet in Analysis by Meg Harris Williams
Educational Role of the Family by Meg Harris Williams
Adolescence by Meg Harris Williams
Tavistock Model by Meg Harris Williams
Meltzer Reader by Meg Harris Williams
Bion's Dream by Meg Harris Williams
Aesthetic Development by Meg Harris Williams
Apprehension of Beauty by Meg Harris Williams
Your Teenager by Meg Harris Williams
Emily Dickinson in Time by Meg Harris Williams
Strange Way of Killing by Meg Harris Williams
»
BoomerangBooks.com.au close