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Melanie Klein : her world and her work

Author: Phyllis Grosskurth
Publisher: New York : Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 1986.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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This volume is a biography of Austrian-born, British psychoanalyst Melanie Klein (1882-1960). Klein devised novel therapeutic techniques for children that had an impact on child psychology and contemporary psychoanalysis. She was a leading innovator in theorizing object relations theory. The author relates Klein's personal conflicts and traumas as a child and mother to the development of her ideas and methods as an  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Biographies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Grosskurth, Phyllis.
Melanie Klein.
New York : Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 1986
(OCoLC)632234841
Named Person: Melanie Klein; Melanie Klein; Melanie Klein; Melanie Klein; Melanie Klein
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Phyllis Grosskurth
ISBN: 0394513428 9780394513423
OCLC Number: 12942101
Description: x, 515 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 25 cm
Contents: [pt. 1:] Vienna to Budapest, 1882-1920. Early memories --
Emanuel --
Marriage --
Crisis --
[pt. 2:] Berlin, 1920-1926. The protégée --
Limbo --
Ostracism --
[pt. 3:] London, 1926-1939. The British psycho-analytical society --
Cock of the walk --
Mourning --
The arrival of the Freuds --
[pt. 4:] Cambridge and Pitlochry, 1940-1941. Moratorium --
Richard --
[pt. 5:] The controversial discussions, 1942-1944. Resumption of hostilities --
Warring women --
The ladies' agreement --
[pt. 6:] The postwar world, 1945-1960. Mothers and daughters --
The matriarch --
Envy --
Political infighting --
Last years.
Responsibility: Phyllis Grosskurth.

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This volume is a biography of Austrian-born, British psychoanalyst Melanie Klein (1882-1960). Klein devised novel therapeutic techniques for children that had an impact on child psychology and contemporary psychoanalysis. She was a leading innovator in theorizing object relations theory. The author relates Klein's personal conflicts and traumas as a child and mother to the development of her ideas and methods as an analyst. She traces the history of psychoanalysis from Freud to the 1960s as it paralleled Klein's career, and reveals the often vicious and petty debates among British, American and German psychoanalytic societies, focusing on Klein's early support from and, according to the author, eventual betrayal by Ernest Jones; her fierce rivalry with child psychoanalyst Anna Freud; and her tyrannical rule in later years over the British psychoanalytic camp, dubbed "Kleinian."

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