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Rosenfeld in Retrospect: Essays on His Clinical Influence

Editor : John Steiner

Rosenfeld in Retrospect: Essays on His Clinical Influence
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How has Herbert Rosenfeld contributed to psychoanalysis today? "Rosenfeld in Retrospect" presents original psychoanalytic papers showing the influence of Herbert Rosenfeld on psychoanalysis today, and reproduces some of Rosenfeld's most important clinical writings. In the first section of this book, the conference papers: contemporary developments of Rosenfeld's work, the editor brings together papers and discussions by Rosenfeld's well known contemporaries: Hanna Segal, Edna O'Shaughnessy, Michael Feldman, Ronald Britton and Riccardo Steiner, who explore his contribution to psychoanalysis. John Steiner effectively demonstrates the importance of Rosenfeld's classic papers, and critically surveys the more controversial developments in his later work. Section two contains four papers by Rosenfeld, chosen by his colleagues as his most significant and original contributions. This collection conveys Rosenfeld's liveliness and influence, and will be of interest to all of those attracted to his work.

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Part I: The Conference Papers: Contemporary Developments of Rosenfeld's Work.
O'Shaughnessy - Intrusions; Feldman - Discussion of O'Shaughnessy's Paper; Britton - What Part Does Narcissism Play in Narcissistic Disorders?; Segal - Discussion of Britton's Paper; Steiner - Some Notes on H. A. Rosenfeld's Contribution to Psychoanalysis; Steiner - A Personal Review of Rosenfeld's Contribution to Clinical Psychoanalysis.

Part II: Four Papers by Herbert Rosenfeld.
Analysis of a Schizophrenic State with Depersonalization (1947). On the Psychopathology of Narcissism: A Clinical Approach (1964). A Clinical Approach to the Psychoanalytic Theory of the Life and Death Instincts: an Investigation into the Aggressive Aspects of Narcissism (1971). Contribution to the Psychopathology of Psychotic States: The Importance of Projective Identification in the Ego Structure and the Object Relations of the Psychotic Patient (1971).

Notes about the author(s):

John Steiner is a training analyst of the British Psychoanalytical Society and works in private practice as a psychoanalyst. He is the author and editor of several psychoanalytic papers and books.

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