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An enlightening, readable psychoanalytic text
on 27 June 2007
This is a highly accessible text on the development of personality and the role of psychoanalysis. It is beautifully written, unfolding the inside story that is the inner life of the individual, and explores the way in which early interactions and experiences can have a profound effect on how we experience the world. Waddell uses illuminating case studies, as well as her own academic background in English Literature, to enliven and illustrate the work. Inside Lives is written with a clarity and simplicity of style that facilitates thinking about the underlying theories.