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Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Migration and Exile

León and Rebeca Grinberg; Translated by Nancy Festinger; Foreword by Otto F. Kernberg, M.D.

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September 10, 1989
240 pages, 5 1/2 x 8 1/4
ISBN: 9780300040111

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"First published in Spanish in 1984, this far-reaching study—the first of its kind—centers on normal and pathological mourning, examines the array of anxieties (associated with persecution, depression, and disorientation) and defenses, and discusses the impact of migration on the sense of identity."—Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic

"An exceptional exploration of a very important area of human experience which has received only scant attention in the psychoanalytic literature."—Harold P. Blum, M.D.

"The North American psychoanalytic world is not much accustomed to psychoanalytic works emanating from Spain. This drought is now being alleviated by [Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Migration and Exile]. . . . The book . . . is clearly written, stating its points in comprehensible fashion, and the translator has done a good job. . . . The themes of migration and exile touch on almost all the problems psychoanalysts must deal with. Accordingly, the book is of value to all psychoanalytic readers and is to be highly recommended."—Nathan Roth, M.D., American Journal of Psychotherapy


"This is a remarkably timely book, and at the same time a timeless one; consideration of the psychology of migration will help us understand the dilemmas of the many people recently liberated from behind the Iron Curtain, as well as those of others elsewhere who have become refugees. . . . An unusual and valuable book on applied psychoanalysis."—International Journal of Psychoanalysis