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Conci, M. (2009). Ferro, A. Mind works. Technique and creativity in psychoanalysis. London: Routledge, (2009).Original Italian edition: Tecnica e creativita. Il lavoro psicoana-litico. Milano: Cortina, 2006.. Int. Forum Psychoanal., 18(2):124-127.

(2009). International Forum of Psychoanalysis, 18(2):124-127

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Ferro, A. Mind works. Technique and creativity in psychoanalysis. London: Routledge, (2009).Original Italian edition: Tecnica e creativita. Il lavoro psicoana-litico. Milano: Cortina, 2006.

Review by:
Marco Conci

In 1999, Elisabeth Bott Spillius introduced the English edition of the first book by Ferro, The Bi-personal field: Experiences in child analysis (originally published in Italian in 1992), praising his “gift of clinical imagination.” In 2005, Thomas Ogden presented the English edition (2005) of Ferro's sixth book, Seeds of illness, seeds of recovery (Ferro, 2005a; original edition 2002), emphasising what he called “the method” that Ferro transmits to his patients and to us as readers and colleagues. But now we have an exceptional achievement: the fifth book by Ferro to be translated into English in such a short time as 10 years (1999-2009).

In his review of Ferro's first book in the Italian Rivista di Psicoanalisi, Eugenio Gaburri (1992) congratulated the author on his original and brilliant revisitation of Bion's work, and today we are (especially as Italians) very happy to congratulate him also on having been assigned (the first Italian ever) one of the three keynote papers at the next Chicago IPA Congress (July 29 — August 1, 2009): “Transformations in dreaming and characters in the psychoanalytic field: Preliminary reflections on the difference between theoretical models in psychoanalysis.” In her review of Ferro's first book, Athol Hughes (2000) had been able to tell the readers how his thought-provoking theoretical concepts were connected to the specific development of Italian psychoanalysis, with particular regard for its reception of the work of Freud, Klein, and Bion.

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