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The Soul of Narcissism The notion of narcissism introduced by Sigmund Freud has become a victim of its own success On the one hand with its emphasis on self love and new forms of well being it can take the form of a celebration of the self On the other with its range of negatively associated character traits it has given rise to a burgeoning field of narcissistic pathologies The Soul of Narcissism argues that both perspectives represent impoverished and superfluous forms of narcissism obscuring the vibrant notion that Freud put in place in order to uestion the very heart of psychoanalytic practice This book proceeds by examining Freud's introduction of narcissism in its historical context as a movement of reflexion on the clinical practice of psychoanalysis putting forward a close reading of Freud's writings that led up to his seminal paper On Narcissism An Introduction Against the trend of current perceptions it re establishes narcissism as a methodology of reflexion upon clinical practice and theory whose very motor is the unconsciousIn this way narcissism is restored to its fundamental place in psychoanalysis rich with all of the life of the drives This reinvigorated notion of narcissism will be of interest not just to students and practitioners of psychoanalysis but also to all those who draw upon Freud's study of narcissism

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