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Listening to Understand: Selected Papers of Arlene Kramer Richards

Arlene Kramer Richards Ed.D - Edited by Nancy Goodman

Psychoanalysis: Listening to Understand contains so much wisdom and demonstrates a way of thinking that allows for growth, expansion of mind, and deep contact with psychic life. Having these articles together in one volume makes each of the ideas more vibrant as it intersects with others. Together they make the songs of inner life into an unforgettable chorus. Arlene Kramer Richards is always listening for pain, affect, experience, and unconscious fantasies and imagery with the courage it takes to believe there is more to learn.

Any struggle with trying to define what psychoanalysis is could be resolved by traveling with Arlene as she thinks, explores the psyche, practices in her consulting room, teaches, supervises, and writes. The papers in this volume contain breakthrough ideas in areas of female development, perverseness of mind, creativity and poetry, and the experience of extreme loneliness. She draws us into the world of film and the layers of unconscious depicted in the dramas. She brings insight to areas of study with an eye to what others have been afraid to see. One comes away from the pages of this book knowing a lot more than they had imagined. And, even more impressively, readers will realize they now feel more able to delve further and continue learning as Arlene’s voice demonstrates.
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Jason Aronson, Inc. / International Psychoanalytic Books
Pages: 444Size: 6 x 9
978-0-9851329-9-6 • Hardback • May 2013 • $95.00 • (£65.00)
978-0-9851329-8-9 • Paperback • April 2013 • $42.00 • (£27.95)
Arlene Kramer Richards, MD, is a psychoanalyst and a poet. She is a training and supervising analyst with the New York Freudian Society and the International Psychoanalytic Association and Fellow of IPTAR. She is currently faculty at the NYFS and Tongji Medical College of Huazhong University of Science and Technology at Wuhan, China. Her psychoanalytic writings have helped clarify and bring to life issues of female development, perversion, loneliness, and the internal world of artists and poets. Most recent publications include “Gambling and Death” in E. Ronis and L. Shaw (Eds.), Greed, Sex, Money, Power and Politics, (IP Books, 2011) and Little Boy Lost in A. Adelman and K. Malawista (Eds.), The Bereaved Therapist: From the Faraway Nearby. (Columbia University Press, 2012). She recently also published a book of poetry (2011), The Laundryman’s Granddaughter: Poems by Arlene Kramer Richards, New York: IP Press. She is in private practice in New York City.