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Love, Guilt And Reparation [Kindle Edition]

The Melanie Klein Trust
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Love, Guilt and Reparation shows the growth of Melanie Klein`s work and ideas between 1921 and 1945.

The earlier papers reveal her intense proccupation with the impact of infant anxieties upon child development. She traces these influences on criminality and childhood psychosis, symbol formation and intellectual inhibition and the early development of conscience. In the final paper on the Oedipus complex, Klein develops her theories of the earliest infant stages of development, extending Freud`s analysis of the Oedipus complex and laying a basis for her own subsequent conceptualising of the paranoid-schizoid position in the first six months of life.

The volume also contains a foreward by Dr Hanna Segal and explanatory notes by the Editorial Board of the Melanie Klein Trust.

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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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A collection of papers by the pioneering psychologist Melanie Klein written between 1921 and 1945 and investigating the impact of infant anxieties upon child development.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1767 KB
  • Print Length: 496 pages
  • Publisher: Vintage Digital; New Ed edition (30 Jun. 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0056GJIV0
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #177,017 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Better than I was expecting 12 Mar. 2013
By Iris
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This book I bought on a bit of a whim, finding Freud a bit hard going. But I was interested in Melanie Klein's Object Relations Theory and experience tells me it's always good to find and read the original papers. What I found fascinating was reading the case studies - I didn't always agree with the interpretations, but the raw material I found really interesting.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Melanie Klein a safe therapist for children? 30 April 2009
Love, Guilt and Reparation: And Other Works 1921-1945 (The Writings of Melanie Klein, Volume 1)

This book includes a large selection of Klein's case studies. Using the case studies, Klein shows how her theories can be used with children. Her emphasis on symbol formation as integral to the development of the ego is interesting but difficult to really take on as a valid assumption. Although I don't like much of Klein's theory this book is helpful for students who are trying to see how she applies her work. However, this book doesn't explain the theoretical aspects of Klein's work which is a necessary foundation to understand the case studies included in Love, Guilt and Reparation.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Essential 15 Oct. 2013
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A masterpiece about the seminal work of one of the pioneers of child psychoanalysis and one of the founders of the Object Relations school of thought.
4 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars She is a helper 12 May 2008
By H. Handl - Published on
Al thought dear M.Klein, regarding her private life story, was quite unhappy and caught between circumstances she could not even dream in her worst nightmares she really gave us a masterpiece. The way of thinking, the way of connecting to patients is easier and her writings are some kind of guide in to this beautifully world of human psyche. To approach someone knowing that he/she is a world of people that he/she loved, hated,related is a reach full experience. So, other words, you get to understand her and thank her for all she did for helping people. It sure helped me.
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 11 May 2015
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A Classic.
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