New in paperback. Hardcover was published in 2001. Melanie Klein was probably the most controversial figure that has yet appeared on the British psychoanalytic scene.
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.
Ferenczi, Freud and Klein's Encounter with Psychoanalysis - The Development of a Child - The First Child Patients - Departure from Freud - Early Object, Physical Defences and Dissociation Processes - Ambivalence and Depressive States - Tragedy and Morality in the Depressive Position - Klein's Concept of Phantasy - The Paranoid-Schizoid Position - Protective Identification, Unintegrated States and Splitting - Two Accounts of Envy - Loneliness