The Freudian Matrix of André Green presents seven papers, never previously published in English, that will allow readers to more closely follow and more fully understand the development of Green’s unique psychoanalytic thinking.
The chapters in this book provide valuable insight into Green’s response to a perceived crisis in psychoanalysis. His thinking synthesizes the work of Lacan, Winnicott, Bion and other post-Freudian authors with his own extensive clinical experience, and results in a much needed extension of psychoanalytic theory and practice to non-neurotic patients. Green’s focus on drives, affect and the work of the negative and his introduction and exploration of the Dead Mother complex, Narcissism, Negative Hallucination and the Death Instinct constitute a vital expansion of Freudian metapsychology and its application to the clinical setting.
The Freudian Matrix of André Green will be essential reading for psychoanalysts in practice and in training, and for any reader looking to understand more about the enormity of his contribution.
"Howard Levine’s fascinating volume of Andre Green’s work offers anglophone access to previously untranslated papers that are missing pieces in Green’s intellectual journey. The seven chapters along with Levine’s introduction illuminate central metapsychological concepts that Green brings foreword, along with their crucial clinical implications. Deeply rooted in Freud ’s oeuvre but acknowledging Bion and Winnicott’s contributions, Green proposes here his key conceptions of the frame, "the double-limit", death-drive, language and silence." - Marilia Aisenstein, author of An Analytic Journey and Desire, Pain, Thought (Routledge)
"Howard Levine collects valuable gold nuggets from the great mine that is the vast oeuvre of André Green and makes them available to the English-speaking reader. With these texts, he shines a powerful light on Green's indispensable contributions to contemporary psychoanalysis. It is evident in this volume how the French author, starting from his Freudian roots and influenced by Lacan, Winnicott and Bion, brings extremely original and at the same time fundamental contributions to the psychoanalyst of today. An indispensable read!" - Ruggero Levy, Full Member and Training Analyst of the Porto Alegre Psychoanalytic Society (SPPA - Brasil)
Table of Contents
Series editor foreword
Sources of original text
Introduction – Why Green? By Howard B. Levine
1. Aprés-Coup, The Archaic
2. The Double Limit
3. The Silence of the Psychoanalyst
4. The Capacity for Reverie and the Etiological Myth
5. Language Within The General Theory of Representation
6. The Psychoanalytic Frame: Its Internalization By The Analyst And Its Application In Practice
7. Dismembering the Countertransference. What We Have Gained and Lost With the Extension of the Countertransference
About the Editor:
Howard B. Levine is a private practitioner in Brookline, Massachusetts. He is editor-in-chief of the Routledge Wilfred R. Bion Studies Book Series, the author of Affect, Representation and Language: Between the Silence and the Cry and has edited and co-edited André Green Revisited: Representation and the Work of the Negative, Unrepresented States and the Construction of Meaning and The Post-Bionian Field Theory of Antonino Ferro (all Routledge).