9780826451941

Melanie Klein Her Work in Context

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  • ISBN13:

    9780826451941

  • ISBN10:

    0826451942

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2013-01-03
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
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Summary

Melanie Klein remains one of the most important and influential figures in psychoanalysis. Klein pioneered the analysis of children and applied her insights on the infantile origins of unconscious drives to adult analysis.Meira Likierman's study is the best available introduction to Melanie Klein's thought and work.

Author Biography

Dr. Meira Likierman is senior staff member at the Tavistock Clinic in London.

Table of Contents

`Her writing gave me a shock'
Introduction
1(13)
`The necessity of noticing the delicate indications of criticism'
Ferenczi, Freud and Klein's Encounter with Psychoanalysis
14(10)
`How ships get on to the Danube'
The Development of a Child
24(20)
`Not simply a case of uninhibited gratification'
The First Child Patients
44(21)
`Figures wholly divorced from reality'
The Departure from Freud
65(20)
`And who would doubt this?'
Early Object Love, Psychical Defences and Dissociation Processes
85(15)
`Loss of the loved object'
Ambivalence and Depressive States
100(12)
`Loss of the loved object'
Tragedy and Morality in the Depressive Position
112(24)
`This unreal Reality'
Klein's Concept of Phantasy
136(8)
`A kind of detached hostility'
The Paranoid-Schizoid Position
144(12)
`Falling to pieces or splitting itself'
Projective Identification, Unintegrated States and Splitting Processes
156(16)
`So unattainable'
Two Accounts of Envy
172(20)
`An unsatisfied longing for an understanding without words'
Loneliness
192(6)
Index 198

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