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  • Published: 2 July 2015
  • ISBN: 9780141981888
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
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Selected Writings




'There are few situations in life which are more difficult to cope with than an adolescent son or daughter during the attempt to liberate themselves'



Anna Freud was one of the most creative and innovative thinkers in the history of psychoanalysis, whose pioneering work in child analysis and development revolutionized the treatment of the young.



This essential anthology of her writings includes extracts from her classic The Ego and the Mechanisms of Defence, as well as papers on normal and pathological child development, on adolescence, trauma, aggression and analytical technique. Together they offer a definitive overview of her entire career, displaying the richness, variety and originality of her thinking.



'An achievement of the first importance ... underlines the clarity and cogency of Anna Freud's thinking, [and] makes it accessible to a wide audience'

Clifford Yorke, former Medical Director, the Anna Freud Centre, London
%%%'There are few situations in life which are more difficult to cope with than an adolescent son or daughter during the attempt to liberate themselves'
Anna Freud was one of the most creative and innovative thinkers in the history of psychoanalysis, whose pioneering work in child analysis and development revolutionized the treatment of the young.
This essential anthology of her writings includes extracts from her classic The Ego and the Mechanisms of Defence, as well as papers on normal and pathological child development, on adolescence, trauma, aggression and analytical technique. Together they offer a definitive overview of her entire career, displaying the richness, variety and originality of her thinking.
'An achievement of the first importance ... underlines the clarity and cogency of Anna Freud's thinking, [and] makes it accessible to a wide audience'
Clifford Yorke, former Medical Director, the Anna Freud Centre, London

  • Pub date: 2 July 2015
  • ISBN: 9780141981888
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook

About the Author

Anna Freud

Anna Freud (1895-1982), the youngest daughter of Sigmund Freud, not only became a leading authority on child analysis, in both its theoretical and clinical aspects, but also a principle exponent of her father's work. During her lifetime she gained a worldwide reputation for her scientific leadership in the continuing exploration and extension of his discoveries.


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