Who is Reading Us? Recent Reviews of BPSI Authors’ Books

Posted in History, Library Corner

Remarks below include reviews added to the original post in the Fall 2020 issue of the BPSI Library Newsletter, which can be read here. In the attempt to celebrate BPSI Authors remotely, we are introducing a new section, which features a compilation of reviews of books that have been recently published by our members. If we have missed a review of your recent work, please share the reference with our library and we will cite it in the...

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On Fathers and Sons – A Book Essay

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Dan Jacobs, MD, is a Training and Supervising Analyst at BPSI. His remarks below originally appeared in the Fall 2020 issue of the BPSI Library Newsletter, which can be read here. In Daniel Mendelsohn’s beautiful memoir An Odyssey: A Father, A Son, and an Epic (2017), he writes of Elpenor’s urgent request of Odysseus: Don’t go off and leave me behind, abandoned and unburied and unmourned. Elpenor is a young sailor who has died under Odysseus’s...

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Trauma and Resilience in Holocaust Memoir

Posted in Library Corner, Recent Work

Trauma and Resilience in Holocaust Memoir: Strategies of Self-Preservation and Inter-Generational Encounter with Narrative (Rowman & Littlefield, 2020) is a new book by a BPSI Academic Partner, Shira Birnbaum, PhD. Through narrative analysis of the memoirs of six holocaust survivors from a single extended family, Trauma and Resilience in Holocaust Memoir: Strategies of Self-Preservation and Inter-Generational Encounter with...

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Lectures on Technique by Melanie Klein – A Book Review

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Rita Teusch, PhD, Faculty Member of BPSI. Her remarks below originally appeared in the Fall 2018 issue of the Hanns Sachs Library Newsletter, which can be read here. Lectures on Technique by Melanie Klein. Edited with Critical Review by John Steiner. Routledge, 2017, 137pp. This precious little book consists of a series of six lectures given by Melanie Klein to students at the British Psychoanalytic Society beginning in 1936. They were...

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How Emotions Are Made – A Book Review

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José Saporta, MD, is a Candidate Member and ATP/Fellowship Faculty of BPSI. His remarks below originally appeared in the Summer 2017 issue of the Library Newsletter, which can be read here. Lisa Feldman Barrett. How Emotions are Made: The Secret Life of the Brain. Houghton Mifflin, 2017. This book, by a neuroscientist who studies emotion, presents a new theory of emotion that challenges and complicates the view of emotions that many of us have...

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