Annie Reinerâs introduction to Wilfred Bionâs theories of mind presents Bionâs intricate ideas in an accessible, original way without compromising their complexity. Reiner uses comparisons to painting, literature and philosophy, and detailed clinical examples, to provide an experience of Bionâs work that can be felt as well as thought. The book explores many of Bionâs theoretical and clinical innovations, and examines the controversy surrounding his concept of O. Reiner provides evidence of a continuity between Bionâs early ideas and his later, more esoteric work. W. R. Bionâs Theories of Mind will be essential reading for psychoanalysts and psychoanalytic candidates, as well as students of psychoanalytic and psychological history, and anyone looking for a readable introduction to Bionâs work.
Nov 16, 2022