Andre Green is one of the most influential psychoanalysts in France.  A major contributor to psychoanalysis as a theorist and a clinician, he has always linked his theory with practice.  A member of the psychoanalytic society of Paris, he attended Lacan’s Seminaire for a number of years. Green has developed his own original ideas, although he has always acknowledged Lacan’s influence on his work, along with that of Bion and Winnicott, and most importantly, Freud. Green’s most famous contributions center on issues of narcissism, the psychoanalytic setting and process, ‘the work of the negative’ in psychoanalysis, representation, language and time.  His paper ‘The Dead Mother’, however, is probably his best known, and provides the most suggestive metaphor regarding his clinical work with narcissistic pathologies.