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By Paulo Cesar Sandler

Within the final years of his lifestyles Bion accrued strange manuscripts handwritten in his tidy lettering that assumed the shape of a trilogy. Finely typed and edited by means of his devoted spouse, they have been named "A Memoir of the Future". a few of the topics of this booklet have been already obvious in Transformations and Attention and Interpretation. those previous books offer the various theories whose sensible counterpart ultimately discovered a kind within the trilogy: as Bion himself famous, "the standards for a psychoanalytic paper are that it may stimulate within the reader the emotional event that the author intends, that its energy to stimulate will be sturdy, and that the emotional event hence influenced can be a correct illustration of the psychoanalytic event that inspired the author in first place." was once Bion real to his note? it really is might be left to the reader to reply to this question. those books are an try to point out the view that Bion’s test used to be to offer the burning flame itself – instead of proposing static photos of the hearth.

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An unfortunate, but natural event encircled their O B S C U R E , C O M P L I CAT E D A N D D I F F I C U LT ? 11 brief contact—made even briefer by his involvement in the war effort: she died in childbirth, leaving him to raise their baby daughter alone. He sought a second analysis with Melanie Klein, which helped him to dedicate himself entirely to the practice of psychoanalysis. In the ensuing years, he married Francesca, who raised his daughter Parthenope as well as their two children, Julian and Nicola.

According to Bion himself those facts which were seen as heroic feats were at the same time the embodiment of mistakes. He was already faithful to his enquiring posture. He always looked for different vertices, and made a sincere—becoming scientific—attempt to pursue truth. They are well described in The Long Week-End (Bion, 1982) and War Memoirs (Bion, 1997). In December 1918 he was demobilised, together with just two officers who had entered the same service at the same time as him and were still physically alive: the death rate in the tank battalions reached 75%.

DRAMATIS PERSONAE Q (Questioner, or Reader) A (Author) Alice Rosemary Tom Roland Some military invaders: a driver, a collector, nurses, guards Robin An unnamed, unknowable, immaterial godlike entity disguised as a dream, or a dream disguised as an unnamed, unknowable godlike entity The discoverer and inventor of homo alalu Big Sister Small Brother Small Mo Half-Awake Paranoid-Schizoid Depressive Position Big Bro Captain Bion Myself Beta Alpha Memory B. M. A. A. Leonard Milton (John) Krishna Infancy Mind Body Soma Psyche Boy Girl Mother Container Jenny Tibs (a cat) Tree Cyril Devil (formerly Du) Heart Physicist Schreber (Judge Daniel Schreber) All (ante-natal) Souls All (post-natal) Souls Germ Plasm Somites Somite Three Four Somites Somite Eighteen Somite Twenty-four Somite Thirty Somite Thirty-two Twenty months Seven weeks Embryo Pre-mature Term Em-mature, subsequently called Em Six Years Eight Years Twelve Years D R A M AT I S P E R S O N A E Fourteen Years Eighteen Years Nineteen Years Twenty-three Years Twenty Years Twenty-one Years Twenty-four Years Thirty Years Forty Years xxxi Forty-two Years Fifty Years Sixty-one Years Seventy Years Seventy-five Years Moriarty Passing character, quoted only once: Helen of Troy References in the text are to the Karnac edition (1991) of A Memoir of the Future, and are in the form volume number (I, The Dream; II, The Past Presented; III, The Dawn of Oblivion): page number.

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