The Shadow of the Object: Psychoanalysis of the Unthought Known (Paperback)

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Basing his view on the object relations theories of the "British School" of psychoanalysis, Christopher Bollas examines the human subject's memories of its earliest experiences (during infancy and childhood) of the object, whether it be mother, father, or self. He explains in well-written and non-technical language how the object can affect the child, or "cast in shadow," without the child being able to process this relation through mental representations of language.

About the Author


Christopher Bollas is Director of Education at the Austen Riggs Center of Stockbridge, Massachusetts, and Professor of English at the University of Massachusetts.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780231066273
ISBN-10: 0231066279
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication Date: June 14th, 1989
Pages: 301
Language: English