Jean-Bertrand Pontalis (France, 1924) is a philosopher, psychoanalyst and writer. In 1945 he obtained his diploma in advanced studies in philosophy with a thesis on Spinoza. He contributed to the magazine "Les Temps Modernes" by Jean-Paul Sartre, who was student. From the fifties is dedicated to psychoanalysis and published after several years, along with Jean Laplanche, the celebrated "Dictionary of Psychoanalysis." In 1964 he participated in the founding of the Psychoanalytic Association of France and also created the "Nouvelle Revue" of Psychoanalysis. In the mid-sixties began a career as a consultant, editor and director of collections in some of the most important French publishers. In the eighties his texts begin to be more and more literary. She has published fifteen books.