Salomon Resnik was born in Argentina in 1920, the son of Jewish parents who emigrated from Odessa. He is a training analyst of the Psychoanalytical Society of Argentina, became a member of the International Psychoanalytical Association in 1956, after specializing in work with autistic children and young schizophrenic patients.
In London he worked with Melanie Klein, Winnicott, Bion, Hanna Segal and Esther Bick, and underwent analysis with Herbert Rosenfeld, from whom he gained a new insight into dream interpretation and the psychotic transference. For several years he was Senior Psychiatrist and psychoanalyst working mainly with psychotic and borderline patients at the Cassel Hospital in Richmond, Surrey (the director being Dr Main), and was also in private practice in London.
A former senior lecturer in psychiatry at the University of Lyon (France) and Visiting Professor at the medical school of the Catholic University of Rome, he is now a practising psychoanalyst in Paris and Venice, and was a consultant psychiatrist working with groups and institutional dynamics in Verona (Italy).
Author of numerous publications, including:
Personne et Psychose, Paris : Payot, 1973 [reprint, Larmor-Plage : Éditions du Hublot, 1999]
The Theatre of Dream, London: Tavistock : 1987
Mental Space, London: Karnac Books, 1995
Sul Fantastico. Impatti Estetici, Turin: Bollati Boringhieri, 1996
Lo fanta?stico en lo cotidiano, Madrid: Yebenes, 1996
Temps de glaciation, Ramonville-Saint-Agne : Érès, 1999
Forme di vita forme di conoscenza, Turin: Bollati Boringhieri, 2000
Persona e psicosi, Turin: Einaudi, 2001
The Delusional Person, London: Karnac, 2001
Glaciazioni, Viaggio nel mondo della follia, Turin: Bollati Boringhieri, 2001
Il teatro del sogno, new edition, Turin: Bollati Boringhieri, 2002
L’avventura estetica, prospettive sull’arte, Milan: Franco Angeli, 2002
Glacial Times, London: Routledge, 2005
Biographie de l’Inconscient, Paris: Dunod, 2006
For a more detailed bibliography see the one edited by Serena Romanelli for "Doppio Sogno", an international magazine on Psycotherapy and institutions: