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Roussillon, R. (2015). The Psychoanalysis of Narcissism and the Inevitability of “Postmodern” Psychoanalysis. Psychoanal. Inq., 35(6):625-638.

(2015). Psychoanalytic Inquiry, 35(6):625-638

The Psychoanalysis of Narcissism and the Inevitability of “Postmodern” Psychoanalysis

René Roussillon

In my exploration of postmodern psychoanalysis, I take as my starting point the complex issue of narcissism as developed by Freud. After pointing out some of the theoretical and clinical difficulties and complexities that arise in the analysis of narcissism, I discuss the diversity of the models and interpretations that then become possible; plurality in psychoanalysis is an inevitable consequence of this. The analysis of narcissism thus opens up many questions that lead me to explore some of the answers that both our forebears and present-day psychoanalysts have suggested.

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