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Envy And Gratitude And Other Works 1946-1963
About the book
  • Published: 28 February 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446450697
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 384

Envy And Gratitude And Other Works 1946-1963




A collection of the last papers by the influential psychologist Melanie Klein, written between 1946 and 1963, and including her landmark essay on the paranoid-schizoid position.

A perfect introduction to Melanie Klein’s modern neuroscientific research.
Melanie Klein's writings, particularly on infant development and psychosis, have been crucial both to theoretical work and to clinical practice. Envy and Gratitude collects her writings from 1946 until her death in 1960, including two papers published posthumously.

Klein's major paper, 'Notes on Some Schizoid Mechanisms', introduces the concept of the paranoid-schizoid position, in which the infant ego splits, projects and introjects its objects - most particularly the mother - during the first few months of life. Envy and Gratitude, her last major work, introduces her theory of primary envy.

  • Pub date: 28 February 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446450697
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 384

About the Author

Melanie Klein

Melanie Klein was born in Vienna in 1882. At about fourteen she decided to study medicine. With her brother's help she learned enough Greek and Latin to pass into the Gymnasium. But her early engagement and subsequent marriage in 1903 brought a halt to her plans. Years later, discovering a booklet on dreams by Freud, she turned her attention to psychoanalysis. At this time she was living in Budapest and began her own analysis with Ferenczi, who encouraged her interest in the analysis of children. In 1921 she moved to Berlin to continue her work with children, supported by Dr Karl Abraham. In 1926 she moved to London where she worked and lived until her death in 1960.

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Praise for Envy And Gratitude And Other Works 1946-1963

“Klein's ideas about children, along with her many innovations in adult therapy, placed her in the top ranks of a group of 20th-century psychoanalysts who pioneered the study of early childhood psychology”

Boston Globe

“[A] seminal psychoanalytic thinker”

New York Times


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