Beckett and Bion: The (im)patient voice in psychotherapy and literature
Miller, I. S & Souter, K. (2013). Beckett and Bion: The (im)patient voice in psychotherapy and literature. London, United Kingdom: Karnac Books.
This book focuses on Samuel Beckett's psychoanalytic psychotherapy with W. R. Bion as a central aspect both of Beckett's and Bion's radical transformations of literature and psychoanalysis. The recent publication of Beckett's correspondence during the period of his psychotherapy with Bion provides a starting place for an imaginative reconstruction of this psychotherapy, culminating with Bion's famous invitation to his patient to dinner and a lecture by C.G. Jung. Following from the course of this psychotherapy, Miller and Souter trace the development of Beckett's radical use of clinical psychology.
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