A preoccupation with object-representation: the Beckett-Bion case revisited.

  • Lois Oppenheim
  • Published 2001 in The International journal of psycho-analysis
Taking issue with the notion of a profound reciprocal influence of Samuel Beckett and his analyst, Wilfred Bion, based on supposition all too often passed as fact, the author refutes the idea that Bion's 'Attacks on linking' was based on his later-to-be famous patient. Choosing, rather, to apply Bion's concepts of transformation and assaults on verbal… CONTINUE READING