Tunga's artwork By Luis Fernando Santos Translated by Deborah Freire “Only rarely does the psychoanalyst feel impelled to engage in aes-thetic investigations”, writes Freud in the first lines of his obscure The uncanny (Freud, 1919/2010). Had he known the work of Christopher Bollas, he would be surprised at the contributions resulting from paying heed to... Continue Reading →
Meaning and Melancholy The poetry of existence Luis Fernando Santos, 2019 Trump, Brexit, Marie Le Pen. Far-right movements erupting in France, Norway, Turkey. White nationalists on the streets of Poland, the country that by far suffered most from the Nazi genocide. More recently, Bolsonaro in Brazil, and far-right movements in Spain and Uruguay. “What forces... Continue Reading →
Published in the Magazine online Percurso, edition 61, year XXXI. December 2018. Link:http://revistapercurso.uol.com.br/index.php?apg=artigo_view&ida=1335&ori=edicao&id_edicao=
About Sarah Nettleton interview
Camila Salles Gonçalves by the Editorial Board of Reviews
The interview complements the review of Maria Vera Lucia Barbosa, of the Metapsychology of Christopher Bollas: An Introduction, São Paulo, listen, 2018, 151ps.
It is a collaboration that provides the reader with a perspective for the approximation of the work presented in the section Readings 61
Review of Sarah Nettleton’s The Metapsychology of Christopher Bollas: An Introduction, Sao Paulo, Escuta, 2018.Published in the Magazine Percurso, edition 61, year XXXI. December 2018. Link:http://revistapercurso.uol.com.br/index.php?apg=artigo_view&ida=1335&ori=edicao&id_edicao=
Sarah Nettleton, one of the editors of Christopher Bollas's books, wrote, in 2017, The Metapsychology of Christopher Bollas: An Introduction. This book set to be launched in Brazil in 2018. The book addresses major themes of the Bollasian theory and technique such as the receptive unconscious, the psychic genera, the personal idiom, the unthought known, among others. And, with precise referential indications, Sarah shows the reader insightful ways of exploring and diving deep into Bollas's work.
Key words: Christopher Bollas’s metapsychology, personal idiom, receptive unconscious, unthought known.
Amnéris Maroni INTRODUCTION Let’s start by taking into account Márcia Tiburi’s question: How to talk to a fascist? (Tiburi, 2017), so that we might debate the author’s answer and try to provide a response to the same question by considering a psychoanalytical viewpoint presented by Christopher Bollas in his essay “The fascist state... Continue Reading →
Amnéris Maroni1 Sarah Nettleton has been Bollas’s supervisee and assistant, as well as the editor of some of his books. Sarah’s new book, The Metapsychology of Christopher Bollas: An Introduction, has just been published in Brazil, by Escuta publishing house, with an impeccable translation by Liracio Jr. Both Bollas and Sarah, in her books,... Continue Reading →
Some words by Amnéris Maroni: Adam Phillips has written a short, sharp and precious preface to the book Christopher Bollas Reader, Routledge. Phillips has several books published in Brazil and highlights two of them: Going sane and Winnicott, the latter being one of the best interpretations of the English psychoanalyst. It is in the condition of... Continue Reading →
João Paulo Ayub “…when it comes to character reception, the analyst’s sensibility is akin to the frame of mind one is in when listening to poetry”. Christopher Bollas Christopher Bollas is a singular author within the psychoanalytic tradition. Such a statement could be illustrated from an ensemble of concepts, theories, and developments... Continue Reading →
Amnéris Maroni ‘Character and interformality’ is one of the most impressive chapters from the book The Christopher Bollas Reader, published in London in 2011. Since his first books, in the late 80’s, especially in Forces of Destiny, which now gains a new translation and edition by the Brazilian publishing house Escuta, Bollas has dealt with... Continue Reading →
Vera Barbosa In the introduction to his book Hysteria, Christopher Bollas considers that, by approaching something as complex as hysteria, we are obliged to use all points of view and knowledge to distinguish the essential features and to have an integrated view of the functioning of the hysterical character. Equally relevant are the biological... Continue Reading →