This book has a very simple aim: to provide, in a single collection, an overview of the lifework and thought of five of the most gifted, insightful and provocative thinkers in contemporary psychoanalysis. Through their writings and their lectures each has achieved a status of extreme distinction enjoying almost unqualified praise from their fellow professionals. They inspire and they educate through their originality, rigour and humanity. Over a period of two years, Anthony Molino conducted and compiled these interviews. The interviews concentrate on interpretations of each analyst’s work but also blossom into more broad-ranging philosophical concerns about the nature of psychoanalysis and of their professional lives. The book offers a rewarding, fascinating and rare opportunity to encounter five extraordinary psychoanalysts speaking for themselves.