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Imaginative literature and Bion's intersubjective theory of thinking.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19507452     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The author applies Bion's intersubjective theory of thinking to study the influence of imaginative literature on the development of the capacity for figurative or metaphorical thought in response to affect-laden experience. Using a selection from Emily Dickinson's poetry and a soliloquy from Shakespeare's Hamlet in a study group model to illustrate this application of Bion's theory, he proposes that such literature may itself serve as a potential container/contained of unique affective power to maturation of the thinking apparatus and sustain the capacity for reverie and creative interpretive thought in the midst of intense emotional engagement.
Authors:
Walker Shields
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Psychoanalytic quarterly     Volume:  78     ISSN:  0033-2828     ISO Abbreviation:  Psychoanal Q     Publication Date:  2009 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-06-10     Completed Date:  2009-06-18     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0226661     Medline TA:  Psychoanal Q     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  559-86     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Harvard Medical School, USA. wshields@3b.com
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Affect
Drama*
Dreams / psychology
Freudian Theory
Humans
Imagination*
Literature*
Metaphor
Object Attachment
Poetry as Topic
Psychoanalytic Interpretation
Psychoanalytic Theory*
Psychoanalytic Therapy
Reading
Thinking*
Unconscious (Psychology)
Wakefulness
Writing

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