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Ferenczi’s Times: The Tangent, the Segment, and the Meandering Line

Soreanu, Raluca (2016) 'Ferenczi’s Times: The Tangent, the Segment, and the Meandering Line.' American Imago, 73 (1). 51 - 69. ISSN 0065-860X

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The article examines Sándor Ferenczi’s ideas about time and psychoanalytic technique. It proposes three metaphors for making sense of Ferenczi’s times: originary time (the tangent-out), organic time (segments), and pulsating time (the meandering line). For Ferenczi, a differentiated mental process of the analyst characterizes each of these modes of being in time. A clinical vignette explores the workings of these different time threads during an analytic session.

Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies, Department of
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 26 Nov 2019 15:50
Last Modified: 26 Nov 2019 16:15

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