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Milner, M. (1987). The Suppressed Madness of Sane Men: Forty-four Years of Exploring Psychoanalysis. New Library of Psychoanalysis, 3:1-297. London and New York: Tavistock Publications.

(1987). New Library of Psychoanalysis, 3:1-297. London and New York: Tavistock Publications.

The Suppressed Madness of Sane Men: Forty-four Years of Exploring Psychoanalysis

Marion Milner


  Acknowledgements ix
  Introduction 1
1 1942: The child's capacity for doubt 12
2 1943: Notes on the analysis of a 2 / 1-year-old boy 16
3 1944: A suicidal symptom in a child of 3 21
4 1945: Some aspects of phantasy in relation to general psychology 39
5 1947-48: Some signposts — blackness, joy, mind 63
6 1948: An adult patient uses toys 66
7 1949: The ending of two analyses 73
8 1952: The framed gap 79
9 1952: The role of illusion in symbol formation 83
10 1955: The communication of primary sensual experience 114
11 1956: The sense in nonsense (Freud and Blake's Job) 168
12 1956: Psychoanalysis and art 192
13 1957: The ordering of chaos 216
14 1960: The concentration of the body 234
15 1967: The hidden order of art 241
16 1972: Winnicott and the two-way journey 246
17 1972: The two-way journey in a child analysis 253
18 1973: Some notes on psychoanalytic ideas about mysticism 258
19 1975: A discussion of Masud Khan's paper ‘In Search of the Dreaming Experience’ 275
20 1977: Winnicott and overlapping circles 279
21 1986: Afterthoughts 287

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I am very much indebted to Alexander and Miriam Newman of the Squiggle Foundation for their unfailing support to me in preparing this book and to the Foundation's Winnicott seminars.

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