Preface, Acknowledgements 1. Introduction 2. The Greening of psychoanalysis 3. Psychic reality, negation, and the analytic setting 4. The dead mother syndrome and the reconstruction of trauma 5. Dead Mother, dead child 6. The undead: necromancy and the innner world 7. Analysing forms of aliveness and deadness of the transference-contertransference 8. The dead mother: variations on a theme 9. Taking aims - Andre Green and the pragmatics of passion 10. The interplay of identifications: violence, hysteria, and the repudiation of femininity. 11. The dynamics of the history of psychoanalysis - Anna Freud, Leo Rangell, and Andre Green 12. The intuition of the negative in playing and reality. Biographical Notes.
Gregorio Kohon is a Training Analyst at the British Psychoanalytical Society. He works in private practice in London.
"Readers will find this a valuable book - for the lively dialogue between Green and Kohon, its return to Green's major paper 'The dead mother', for the individual authors' impressive responses to it, and for the glimpse of the walls in the present psychoanalytic scene, which Green has both run up against and surmounted." - Edna O'Shaughnessy, The International Journal of Psychoanalysis, 82 (3), 2001