“All the light we cannot see”: Psychoanalytic and poetic reflections on the nature of hope

  title={“All the light we cannot see”: Psychoanalytic and poetic reflections on the nature of hope},
  author={Margot Waddell},
  journal={The International Journal of Psychoanalysis},
  pages={1405 - 1421}
  • M. Waddell
  • Published 2 November 2019
  • Psychology
  • The International Journal of Psychoanalysis
ABSTRACT Poetry captures that which lies beyond words. It expresses the rhythms and silences of music reaching areas of experience that exist outside the restrictions of simple prose. In terms of the treatment of poetry in the pages of the IJP and the IRP since their inception, we encounter a commanding story of the history of psychoanalysis itself. In the life of these two journals, we trace a massive shift from “victimisation of literature by psychoanalytic interpreters”, as Wilfred Bion… 
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