The Studio

A Psychoanalytic Legacy

By Gill Gregory

The Studio is a unique and exciting work, referencing Freud and other psychoanalytic heavyweights to examine a difficult past, where loss, trauma, and the complexities of life are addressed and explored. Each chapter takes a painting as its focus, holding it up to the light as the author's engagement with each work is interwoven with memoir and her thoughts on the psychoanalytic processes which inform her life. *** "Gill Gregory's poetic memoir maps the struggle to be free from a paralysing past by way of an exploration of paintings and psychoanalysis. The Studio breaks the mould of autobiographical writing like Marion Milner's 'On Not Being Able To Paint', and tells a story that is at once lyrical and scholarly, emotionally gripping and historically intriguing - moving above all. This is an outstandingly gifted and rare book." -- Prof. Isobel Armstrong, Emeritus, U. of London *** "A unique and inherently fascinating read from beginning to end...enhanced with the inclusion of two appendices, a list of the paintings discussed, a bibliography, and an index. "The Studio" is very highly recommended for personal reading lists, as well as both community and academic library collections." -- Midwest Book Review, Reviewer's Bookwatch: January 2016 [Subject: Memoir, Psychoanalysis, Art]

Publication Date: 9/10/2015
Format: Cloth
ISBN: 9781853432217