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‘A life free from care’ – The hermit and the analyst

Henderson, David (2017) '‘A life free from care’ – The hermit and the analyst.' Psychodynamic Practice, 23 (1). 80 - 88. ISSN 1475-3626

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The hermit's vocation to carelessness bears striking resonances with the vocation of the psychoanalyst. What I want to explore in this paper are some of the ways in which hermits and analysts get up to the same kind of mischief. I’ll look at parallels between some of Merton’s writings and writings of psychoanalysts, including Sigmund Freud, C.G. Jung, Donald Winnicott and Wilfred Bion.

Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies, Department of
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 13 Aug 2019 12:45
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