The transformational object.

  title={The transformational object.},
  author={C Bollas},
  journal={The International journal of psycho-analysis},
  volume={60 1},
  • C Bollas
  • Published 1979 in The International journal of psycho-analysis
In work with certain kinds of patients in psychoanalysis who hyperbolize a particular form of object seeking, and in our analysis of certain features of western culture, I think we can isolate the trace in the adult of the earliest experience of the object. The infant's first experience of the object is as a process, rather than a thing in itself, but he perceptually identifies his experience of the object (an experience of psycho-somatic transformation) with the maternal object. For this… CONTINUE READING
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