By Hamish Canham, Carole Satyamurti
A part of the Tavistock health center sequence. This ebook explores the various ways that an realizing of poetry, and the poetic impulse, should be fruitfully educated by means of psychoanalytic rules. it can be argued that there's a specific affinity among poetry and psychoanalysis, in that either pay shut recognition to the correct meanings of linguistic expression, and either, notwithstanding in several methods, are centrally keen on subconscious tactics. The members to this quantity, the vast majority of them clinicians with a robust curiosity in literature, discover this connection in quite a few methods, targeting the paintings of specific poets, from the prophet Ezekiel to Seamus Heaney.
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Hamish Canham (1962-2003) was a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist at the Tavistock Clinic, and was Joint Organizing Tutor for the clinical training in child psychotherapy. He was Joint Editor of the Journal of Child Psychotherapy. He also taught in Bologna, Italy on the Tavistock model child psychotherapy training there. Judith Edwards is a consultant child and adolescent psychotherapist working at the Tavistock Clinic, where she teaches on several courses and is Course Tutor for the MA in Psychoanalytic Studies.
Margot Waddell is a psychoanalyst and a consultant child psychotherapist in the Adolescent Department of the Tavistock Clinic. She took a PhD in English Literature at Cambridge and has explored literary perspectives in relation to clinical theory and practice in many publications over the years. A new edition of her most recent book, Inside Lives: Psychoanalysis and the Growth of the Personality, was brought out by Karnac in 2002. Introduction Hamish Canham and Carole Satyamurti The title for this book, Acquainted with the Night is taken from a Robert Frost poem.
Only slowly does she allow herself to recognize the truth of things—the blanks and confusions of her mother’s mind, standing also, perhaps, for those blanks and confusions which are bound to attend on the inevitable generational difference between one age and another. She struggles to regain or recover some vestige of her own thoughts. We are involved in a painful process of mourning and working through, during which the external figure can eventually be let go and installed, instead, as an internal presence.
Acquainted with the Night. Psychoanalysis and the Poetic Imagination by Hamish Canham, Carole Satyamurti