By Hamish Canham, Carole Satyamurti

ISBN-10: 1849403759

ISBN-13: 9781849403757

A part of the Tavistock sanatorium sequence. This e-book explores a number of the ways that an knowing of poetry, and the poetic impulse, might be fruitfully trained by means of psychoanalytic rules. it may be argued that there's a specific affinity among poetry and psychoanalysis, in that either pay shut consciousness to definitely the right meanings of linguistic expression, and either, notwithstanding in several methods, are centrally fascinated by subconscious procedures. The individuals to this quantity, the majority of them clinicians with a powerful curiosity in literature, discover this connection in various methods, concentrating on the paintings of specific poets, from the prophet Ezekiel to Seamus Heaney.

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Michael Maltby is a clinical psychologist and group analyst. He is the Clinical Director of a doctoral programme in Clinical Psychology at Salomons, which is an associate faculty of Canterbury Christ Church University College. He also works clinically as a consultant clinical psychologist in the NHS, specializing in psychotherapy with adults and older people. Over the last few years he has developed a particular interest in the nature of creativity in the arts and therapeutic practice with a particular focus on the use of creative writing in personal and professional development.

Segal, 1986, p. 186] For Segal, the capacity for symbol formation, inherent in the creation of a work of art, originates in the infant’s attempt to deal with anxieties stirred by his relations with his object. In earliest experience, the infant is aware only of “part-objects”, not of whole people, part-objects whose idealized or persecutory character derives from the way in which feelings of pain, rage, pleasure, etc. are projected into the object. Given adequate containment, the infant comes to recognize the people who care for him as real people, each of them associated with both “good” and “bad” experiences.

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