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Meltzer, D. Williams, M.H. (1988). The Apprehension of Beauty: The Role of Aesthetic Conflict in Development, Art, and Violence. Karnac Books Ltd..
Meltzer, D. and Williams, M.H. (1988). The Apprehension of Beauty. , 1-258. Karnac Books Ltd..
The Apprehension of Beauty: The Role of Aesthetic Conflict in Development, Art, and Violence
Donald Meltzer and Meg Harris Williams
To Our Own and All Ordinary Beautiful Devoted Mothers We Dedicate This Book
And that same day, too, gazing far down from the boat's side into the same golden sea, Starbuck lowly murmured: “Loveliness unfathomable, as ever lover saw in his young bride's eyes! Tell me not of thy teeth-tiered sharks, and thy kidnapping cannibals ways. Let faith oust fact; let fancy oust memory; I love deep down and do believe.”
And Stubb, fish-like, with sparkling scales, leaped up in the same golden light: “I am Stubb, and Stubb has his history; but here Stubb takes oaths that he has always been jolly.”
Ch. CXIV-“The Gilder” in Moby Dick, by Herman Melville
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
1 The Apprehension of Beauty (1973)
2 Aesthetic Conflict: Its Place in Development
3 On First Impressions
4 On Aesthetic Reciprocity
5 The Role of the Father in Early Development
6 The Problem of Violence
7 The Undiscovered Country: The Shape of the Aesthetic
Conflict in Hamlet
Meg Harris Williams
8 The Place of Aesthetic Conflict in the Analytic
9 The Retreat from Aesthetic Conflict: Cynicism,
Perversity and the Vulgarization of Taste
10 Recovery of the Aesthetic Object
11 Holding the Dream: The Nature of Aesthetic
Meg Harris Williams
12 The Shadows in the Cave and the Writing on the
ADDENDUM I: The Social Basis of Art: A Dialogue with
Adrian Stokes (1963)
ADDENDUM II: Mindlessness-The Developmental Relation
of Psychosomatics, Hyperactivity, and Hallucinosis
The authors would like to thank the fellow contributors to this book; these are the psychoanalytic colleagues who have presented their intimate experiences to teaching seminars in the form of clinical material: Giuliana Fortunato of Milan, Romana Negri of Bergamo, Marja Schulman of Helsinki, Sveien Haugsjerd of Oslo; Giuditta Alberio of Novara, and the staff of Pietro Pfanner from the University of Pisa (Calambrone).
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