This eclectic collection of essays reflects the far-reaching, multi-dimensional influence of Christopher Bollas. Bollas galvanises our understanding of what happens when people encounter the objects - the endlessly variegated content - of external reality. Each of us has our own unique idiom through which we endow objects - a painting, a football, a stranger - with special meaning. Bollas has added depth to our understanding of these relationships with vitality rarely found in psychoanalytic writing. The contributors to this volume offer definitions and illustrations that make Bollas' thought accessible for those approaching his work for the first time and illuminating for those more familiar with his canon. The Vitality of Objects reveals the possibilities for self-expression and growth that figure in the process of object relations and shows how and why thinkers and artists from so many different perspectives are attracted to Bollas' thought.

Idiom, Intuition and Unconscious Intelligence: Thoughts on Some Aspects of the Writings of Christopher Bollas

Idiom, intuition and unconscious intelligence: Thoughts on some aspects of the writings of Christopher Bollas
ArneJemstedt

And now I think that she wordlessly expresses herself, through the space that surrounds her.

(from an art review in Dagens Nyheter, Stockholm, ...
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