Abstract: Reading a contemporary psychoanalytic book on trauma, after over 100 years since Freud wrote about it in his personal correspondence with Fliess, is an experience of re-viewing and re-thinking the author’s theoretical background and of re-analysing his clinical cases. It is also an experience of coming in contact again, from so many perspectives, with what individual/collective traumas, traumatic events, and traumatisms mean to you, both as human beings and as analysts.

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