Description : A cloth-bound four-volume set including Melanie Klein's best-known works. This is a facsimile edition of the 1975 Hogarth Press four-volume set with a limited print-run of 300. Volume I - “Love, Guilt and Reparation” and Other Works 1921-1945 1. The Development of a Child (1921) 2. Inhibitions and Difficulties at Puberty (1922) 3. The Role of the School in the Libidinal Development of the Child (1923) 4. Early Analysis (1923) 5. A Contribution to the Psychogenesis of Tics (1925) 6. The Psychological Principles of Early Analysis (1926) 7. Symposium on Child-Analysis (1927) 8. Criminal Tendencies in Normal Children (1927) 9. Early Stages of the Oedipus Conflict (1928) 10. Personification in the Play of Children (1929) 11. Infantile Anxiety Situations Reflected in a Work of Art and in the Creative Impulse (1929) 12. The Importance ofSymbol-Formation in the Development of the Ego (1930) 13. The Psychotherapy of the Psychoses (1930) 14. A Contribution to the Theory of Intellectual Inhibition (I931) 15. The Early Development of Conscience in the Child (1933) 16. On Criminality (I934) 17. A Contribution to the Psychogenesis of Manic-Depressive States (1935) 18. Weaning (1936) 19. Love, Guilt and Reparation (I937) 20. Mourning and its Relation to Manic-Depressive States (1940) 21. The Oedipus Complex in the Light of Early Anxieties (1945) Volume II - The Psycho-Analysis of Children Part I THE TECHNIQUE OF CHILD ANALYSIS 1. The Psychological Foundations of Child Analysis 2. The Technique of Early Analysis 3· An Obsessional Neurosis in a Six-Year-Old Girl 4· The Technique of Analysis in the Latency Period 5· The Technique of Analysis in Puberty 6. Neurosis in Children 7. The Sexual Activities of Children Part II EARLY ANXIETY-SITUATIONS AND THEIR EFFECT ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE CHILD 8. Early Stages of the Oedipus Conflict and of Super-Ego Formation 9. The Relations Between Obsessional Neurosis and the Early Stages of the Super-Ego 10. The Significance of Early Anxiety-Situations in the Development of the Ego 11. The Effects of Early Anxiety-Situations on the Sexual Development of the Girl 12. The Effects of Early Anxiety-Situations on the Sexual Development of the Boy Volume III - “Envy and Gratitude” and Other Works 1946-1963 1. Notes on Some Schizoid Mechanisms (1946) 2. On the Theory of Anxiety and Guilt (1948) 3. On the Criteria for the Termination of a Psycho-Analysis (1950) 4· The Origins of Transference (1952) 5· The Mutual Influences in the Development of Ego and Id (1952) 6. Some Theoretical Conclusions Regarding the Emotional Life of the Infant (1952) 7. On Observing the Behaviour ofYoung Infants (1952) 8. The Psycho-Analytic Play Technique: Its History and Significance (1955) 9. On Identification (1955) 10. Envy and Gratitude (1957) 11. On the Development of Mental Functioning (1958) 12. Our Adult World and its Roots in Infancy (1959) 13. A Note on Depression in the Schizophrenic (1960o) 14. On Mental Health (1960) 15. Some Reflections on The Oresteia (1963) 16. On the Sense of Loneliness (1963) Short Contributions The Importance of Words in Early Analysis (1927) Note on 'A Dream of Forensic Interest' (1928) Theoretical Deductions from an Analysis of Dementia Praecox in Early Infancy (1929) Review of Woman's Periodicity by Mary Chadwick (1933) Some Psychological Considerations: A comment (1942) Volume IV - Narrative of a Child Analysis Sessions 1-93.
Description : Gathers writings by the Viennese psychoanalyst concerning infant analysis, Oedipal conflicts, anxiety situations, symbol formation, and envy.
Description : In Encounters with Melanie Klein: Selected Papers of Elizabeth Spillius the author argues that her two professions, anthropology and psychoanalysis, have much in common, and explains how her background in anthropology led her on to a profound involvement in psychoanalysis and her establishment as a leading figure amongst Kleinian analysts. Spillius describes what she regards as the important features of Kleinian thought and discusses the research she has carried out in Melanie Klein's unpublished archive, including Klein's views on projective identification. Spillius's own clinical ideas make up the last part of the book with papers on envy, phantasy, technique, the negative therapeutic reaction and otherness. Her writing has a clarity which is very particular to her; she conveys complicated ideas in a most straightforward manner, well illustrated with pertinent clinical material. This book represents fifty years of the developing thought and scholarship of a talented and dedicated psychoanalyst.
Description : Until recently underestimated in America, Melanie Klein was a leading figure in psychoanalytic circles from the 1920s until her death in 1960. Parent of object-relations theory, she saw the development of children, and of the female in particular, in a way that was both an extension of and a challenge to orthodox Freudian thinking. Now, drawing on a wealth of hitherto unexplored documents as well as extensive interviews with people who knew and worked with Klein, Phyllis Grosskurth has written a superb account of this important, complicated woman and her theories—theories that are still growing in influence both here and abroad. Melanie Klein was not only a highly original theorist and effective practitioner, but a thoroughly fascinating woman. This brilliant, definitive book on her life is a major contribution to psychoanalytic history.
Description : Lectures on Technique by Melanie Klein is based on a series of six lectures given by Melanie Klein to students at the British Psychoanalytical Society in 1936 and repeated several times in subsequent years. They were discovered in the Melanie Klein Archives housed in the Wellcome Medical Library and have been previously described by Elizabeth Spillius but never before published. In this book, John Steiner explores what characterises Kleinian Technique, how her technique changed over the years, what she saw as the correct psychoanalytical attitude and how psychoanalytic technique has changed since Klein’s death. Melanie Klein, who moved to England from Berlin in 1927, became one of the leading psychoanalysts, following Freud and making an important contribution in the theory and practice of psychoanalysis. A pioneer in child analysis, her work remains widely influential throughout the world. This book consists of the full text of the original six lectures, accompanied by a critical analysis from John Steiner who is known internationally as a leading Kleinian analyst and writer. Steiner demonstrates the importance of the lectures in understanding Klein’s work and their continued relevance for contemporary psychoanalysis. In addition, also published for the first time, this book includes annotated transcripts of a preserved recording of a seminar Klein held in 1958 with young analysts of the British Psychoanalytical Society. In this seminar, close to the end of her life, many of the points made in the earlier lectures were elaborated upon and brought further up to date in light of developments in Klein’s thinking during the intervening years. Featuring rare, previously unpublished material, Lectures on Technique by Melanie Klein provides a new and significant contribution to understanding of the Kleinian paradigm. It will be essential reading for all psychoanalysts and psychoanalytic psychotherapists interested in and influenced by Klein’s work and legacy.
Description : Love, Guilt and Reparation shows the growth of Melanie Klein`s work and ideas between 1921 and 1945. The earlier papers reveal her intense proccupation with the impact of infant anxieties upon child development. She traces these influences on criminality and childhood psychosis, symbol formation and intellectual inhibition and the early development of conscience. In the final paper on the Oedipus complex, Klein develops her theories of the earliest infant stages of development, extending Freud`s analysis of the Oedipus complex and laying a basis for her own subsequent conceptualising of the paranoid-schizoid position in the first six months of life. The volume also contains a foreward by Dr Hanna Segal and explanatory notes by the Editorial Board of the Melanie Klein Trust.
Description : A taboo subject in today's society, death is something that we do not like to talk about and especially do not like young people talking about. Yet, without opportunities to talk, young people's anxieties about death can manifest themselves in all sorts of self-destructive and socially-destructive ways. In this book, Nick Luxmoore explores the problems that arise when death is not openly discussed with young people and offers invaluable advice about how best to allay concerns without having to pretend that there are easy answers. He covers all of the key issues from the physicality of death to the fear of not existing to the way young people's morality develops and he provides expert insight into the impact these subjects have on young people's behaviour. This book presents a wealth of information for professionals, parents and others working with young people, providing the skills needed to ask young people the difficult question, "Do you think much about death?", and to support them as they begin their answer.
Description : Hanna Segal's work, especially on symbolism, aesthetics, dreams, and the exploration of psychotic thinking, has established her as an outstanding figure in psychoanalysis, particularly in psychoanalysis of the Kleinian tradition. In Dream, Phantasy and Art she reworks her ideas on these topics and brings them vividly alive in a new integration which links them afresh to the work of Freud, Klein, and Bion. Throughout the book, the clinical illustrations the author has selected brilliantly spotlight the theory, touching the imagination, and fixing even the most difficult ideas permanently in the reader's mind. In a mutually enhancing relationship, theory and clinical example are combined, and then applied, to create the author's new and original theories of art and aesthetics. As Betty Joseph notes in her foreword, Segal's writing, and in particular this book, does much to enrich psychoanalysis not only because of the clarity and intelligence but also because of the depth and breadth of her interests and her clinical imagination.