Melanie Klein: Her World and Her Work

  title={Melanie Klein: Her World and Her Work},
  author={N. Shainess},
This massive tome is an extraordinary book—a chef d'oeuvre and obviously a labor of love. It is neither a biography nor a comprehensive study of Melanie Klein's theories and work. Rather, it includes these but focuses on the setting, politics, and development of psychoanalysis in its early, formative period and on Klein's establishment of child analysis, along with Anna Freud, yet differing in approach. But let me hasten to add that this fascinating book is not just for psychoanalysts or those… Expand
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