A Beam of Intense Darkness: Wilfred Bion's Legacy to Psychoanalysis

1st Edition

James S. Grotstein

Routledge
Published July 13, 2007
Reference - 400 Pages
ISBN 9781855754485 - CAT# K378690

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Summary

The author surveys Bion's publications and elaborates on his key contributions in depth while also critiquing them. The scope of this work is to synopsize, synthesize, and extend Bion's works in a reader-friendly manner. The book presents his legacy - his most important ideas for psychoanalysis. These ideas need to be known by the mental health profession at large. This work highlights and defines the broader and deeper implications of his works.It presents his ideas faithfully and also uses his ideas as "launching pads" for the author's conjectures about where his ideas point.

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