The Bollasian Concept of Fascism and Other Commentaries

I've posted on my Facebook page, a short quotation of Christopher Bollas on the Fascist Mind. Such quotation raised a nice debate, a vivid discussion with various psychoanalysts. For this reason, that post and its following debate opens this section Talking About Bollas. Amnéris Maroni. The Bollasian Concept of Fascism and Other Comments. Fascism can... Continue Reading →

Christopher Bollas and the “Elaboration of the Self”: Experience and Uniqueness

by João Paulo Ayub   Elaborate Selves: Reflections and Reveries (Routledge) is a volume of interviews published in 1997, in which some psychoanalysts and culture scholars were invited to compose a set of analyses and reflections on the “status of the self in the contemporary world”.1 According to Anthony Molino, interviewer and book editor, the... Continue Reading →

Interview: When the Sun Bursts – The enigma of schizophrenia

Interview: When the Sun Bursts - The enigma of schizophrenia João Paulo Ayub “Schizophrenia is enigmatic”. This sentence, extracted from Christopher Bollas’s book When the Sun Bursts, doesn’t translate just the psychoanalyst’s/writer’s intellectual curiosity, someone who has dedicated decades of his life to the treatment of people who experiments very difficult psychic events. Together with an... Continue Reading →

Bollasing the Clinic

  Amnéris Maroni Introduction Some memorable pages in the book Forces of Destiny, by Christopher Bollas[1], demand our close attention, because they redefine the analytical setting in a radical fashion. Let’s not forget that Bollas is a contemporary writer and a singular Winnicottian and Bionian analyst. On an interview for Revista Percurso [2], Bollas tells... Continue Reading →

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