War Memoirs 1917-1919: Second Edition ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Wilfred R. Bion

War Memoirs 1917-1919: Second Edition

Karnac Books
Publication date: August 2015
ISBN: 9781781816042
Digital Book format: ePub (Adobe DRM)

Buy ePub

List price:
$28.99
Our price:
$26.99

You save: $2.00 (7%)
Bion's War Memoirs is perhaps the most exceptional piece of autobiography yet written by a psychoanalyst. The first section of the book is documentary, consisting of the entire text of the diaries which Bion wrote as a young man to record his experiences on the Western Front in 1917-1919, and this volume also includes the photographs and diagrams with which he illustrated his recollections. The diaries are followed by two later essays, in which he reflects upon his wartime experiences. Wilfred Bion has long been renowned as one of the great psychoanalysts, his career spanning much of the twentieth century and making him one of the most influential names in the field.Bion's war diary, which he kept with him during combat, covered his years fighting in France during the First World War. He was just twenty years old when he began writing it. War Memoirs constitutes the final part of Bion's autobiography. It comprised three hardbound notebooks written soon after he had been demobilized from the Army and had begun his studies at Queen's College, Oxford. He wrote it for his parents as compensation for having found it impossible to write to them during the war. It has been aptly described by Winship (1999) as a "book about the blood and guts of a youth who cut his teeth in the most devastating of circumstances".The actions he describes in War Memoirs are terrifying and detailed. They form the basis for his later understanding, as a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst, of the inner torments faced by the patients he treated. In Band of Brigands: The First Men in Tanks (2009), Christy Campbell, referring to a segment of Bion's descriptions, wrote: "Bion... looks repeatedly at how sentient human beings continue to operate when everything around them is dissolving into violent chaos". Many years later, Bion returned to his youth and penned two pieces reflecting upon his time at war, which make up the second part of this book. These meditations are influenced by his psychoanalytic training, and show how his approach to psychoanalysis was influenced by his wartime experiences. Together, these diaries and essays provide an extraordinarily vivid and moving picture of war and its long-term effects.
Please sign in to review this product.
Devices:
War Memoirs 1917-1919: Second Edition ePub (Adobe DRM) can be read on any device that can open ePub (Adobe DRM) files.

File Size:
26923 Kb
Language:
ENG
Copy From Text:
Disabled.
Printing:
Disabled.
Other books by Wilfred R. Bion
Bion in Buenos Aires: Seminars, Case Presentation and Supervision ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Joseph Aguayo
Bion in Buenos Aires: Seminars, Case Presentation and Supervision
Joseph Aguayo & Wilfred R. Bion & Lia Pistiner de Cortinas
Karnac Books, July 2017
ISBN: 9781782205203
Format: ePub
List Price: $32.99 Our price: $30.99
Seminarios na Clinica Tavistock ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Estanislau Alves da Silva Filho
Seminarios na Clinica Tavistock
Estanislau Alves da Silva Filho & Wilfred R. Bion
Editora Karnac, April 2016
ISBN: 9781910445020
Format: ePub
List Price: $14.99 Our price: $12.99
Seminarios Italianos ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Wilfred R. Bion
Seminarios Italianos
Wilfred R. Bion & Andre Growald
Editora Karnac, December 2015
ISBN: 9781910445037
Format: ePub
List Price: $14.99 Our price: $12.99
Wilfred Bion: Los Angeles Seminars and Supervision ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Joseph Aguayo
Wilfred Bion: Los Angeles Seminars and Supervision
Joseph Aguayo & Wilfred R. Bion & Barnet Malin
Karnac Books, July 2013
ISBN: 9781780491943
Format: ePub
List Price: $24.99 Our price: $23.99