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Varieties of envious experience.

  title={Varieties of envious experience.},
  author={Elizabeth Bott Spillius},
  journal={The International journal of psycho-analysis},
  volume={74 ( Pt 6)},
  • E. Spillius
  • Published 1993
  • Psychology
  • The International journal of psycho-analysis
This paper discusses Melanie Klein's use of the concept of envy and some of the criticisms of it. Two ways of experiencing envy, ego-dystonic and impenitent, are described and illustrated in clinical detail. The paper concludes with a description of a model of the relation of giving and receiving, especially of the conscious and unconscious feelings involved in giving and receiving, for I believe that it is in this relation and its internalisation that envy is particularly likely to be aroused… 
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