‘This book is much more than a reader on Ferenczi or about his contributions; in fact it opens us to the world around this great pioneer of psychoanalysis, showing his cultural environment, associated memories and the literary works inspired by him. We learn about Ferenczi’s relationships with other leading psychoanalysts like Melanie Klein , Imre Hermann or Michael Balint. We discover Ferenczi’s innovative ideas as encountered in contemporary writings. This volume offers a multitude of stimulations, it is a rich anthology that leads us into a deep psychoanalytic world; reminds us of some forgotten points of view and opens seminal new vistas.
Once you begin to read, you cannot put this book aside…’
Andre Haynal (MD, psycho-analyst, Professor Emeritus and Honorary Professor, Universitty of Geneva, Switzerland
‘This collection of papers by Ferenczi's foremost commentators and heirs takes a considerable step towards reminding us not just of his importance in the development of psychoanalysis but of the freshness of his thinking in 2012. All those interested in understanding the relation between internal and external, mind and body as well those interested in Ferenczi the man and clinician would do well to savour this volumes.’
Ken Robinson, Psychoanalyst
Notes about the author(s):
Tom Keve lives and writes in Hampstead, London. Born in Budapest, he came to England as a refugee in 1956. A scientist by profession, with a Ph.D. from Imperial College, he is a Fellow of the Institute of Physics. Having travelled much and lived for a number of years in the United States, Holland and France, as well as England and Hungary, he has been exposed to a variety of cultures and is fluent in four languages.