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Meltzer, D. (1983). Dream-Life: A Re-Examination of the Psychoanalytic Theory and Technique. Karnac Books Ltd..

Meltzer, D. (1983). Dream-Life. , 1-185. Karnac Books Ltd..

Dream-Life: A Re-Examination of the Psychoanalytic Theory and Technique

Donald Meltzer

Contents

Part A — Theoretical Background  
I Freud's View of the Dream as the Guardian of Sleep 11
II The Epistemological Problem in the Theory of Dreams 24
III The Klein-Bion Expansion of Freud's Metapsychology 36
Part B — A Revised Theory of Dream-life  
IV Dreams as Unconscious Thinking 51
V Symbol, Sign, Epitome, Quintessence 71
VI Dream-Life: The Generative Theatre of Meaning 86
VII The Interaction of Visual and Verbal Language in Dreams 96
VIII The Borderland between Dreams and Hallucinations 114
Part C — The Practice of Dream Investigation  
IX The Borderland between Dreams and Actions 127
X Dream-exploration and Dream-analysis 133
XI Dream-Narrative and Dream-Continuity 148
XII Resistance to Dream Analysis in Patient and Analyst 156
XIII The Relation of Dreaming to Learning from Experience in Patient and Analyst 163
XIV Recovery from Analysis and the Self-analytic Method 170
Bibliography 178
Index   180

THIS BOOK is the first major revision of Freud's Theory of Dreams within the framework of the Structural Theory.

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