Illusion, Disillusion, and Irony in Psychoanalysis

Steiner, J. 2020, Routledge.

llusion, Disillusion, and Irony in Psychoanalysis explores and develops the role of illusion and daydream in everyday life, and in psychoanalysis. Using both clinical examples and literary works, the book explores idealised illusions and the inevitable disillusion that is met when reality makes an impact. It will be of interest the psychoanalyst or psychotherapist seeking to understand the patient’s withdrawal into a phantasy world, and the struggle to allow the impact of reality.