Envy and Gratitude Revisited
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These stimulating essays are evidence that 50 years after its publication Melanie Klein's Envy and Gratitude is still a rich source of psychoanalytic inspiration. Sixteen highly regarded analysts, representing a wide range of psychoanalytic thinking, provide new insights and highlight current developments without avoiding the controversies that surround the original publication. The clinical and literary material is engaging and illustrates the effect of theory on practice and the influence of practice on the evolution of theory.
Foreword - R. Horacio Etchegoyen
Introduction - Priscilla Roth
1) "Even now, now, very now . . ." On envy and the hatred of love - Ignês Sodré
2) Envy, narcissism, and the destructive instinct - Robert Caper
3) Envy and Gratitude: some current reflections - H. Shmuel Erlich
4) An independent response to Envy and Gratitude - Caroline Polmear
5) On gratitude - Edna O'Shaughnessy
6) Keeping envy in mind: the vicissitudes of envy in adolescent motherhood - Alessandra Lemma
7) Envy in Western society: today and tomorrow - Florence Guignard
8) He thinks himself impaired: the pathologically envious personality - Ronald Britton
9) The repetition compulsion, envy, and the death instinct - John Steiner
10) Romantic perversion: the role of envy in the creation of a timeless universe - Heinz Weiß
11) Envy and the negative therapeutic reaction - Michael Feldman
12) Reflections on Envy and Gratitude - Irma Brenman-Pick
13) Being envious of envy and gratitude - Peter Fonagy
14) Vicious circles of envy and punishment - Henry F. Smith
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'I strongly recommend Envy and Gratitude Revisited, which, I believe, will make an important contribution in its own right to the advancement of psychoanalytic theory and practice.'
- Donald Campbell
About the Editor(s)
Priscilla Roth is a training and supervising analyst with the British Psychoanalytic Society. Following her degree in psychology at Berkeley, she worked as a research assistant at the University of California at Berkeley. In the early 1970s she moved to the UK and trained first as a child and adolescent psychotherapist at the Tavistock Clinic, London, and shortly thereafter as an adult psychoanalyst with the British Psychoanalytic Society.
Alessandra Lemma is the Unit Director, Psychological Therapies Development Unit, Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust, and the Clinical Director of the Psychological Interventions Research Centre, University College London. She is a Fellow of the British Psychoanalytical Society. She is Visiting Professor, Psychoanalysis Unit, University College London, and Honorary Professor of Psychological Therapies at Essex University. She is the Regional Editor (London) of the International Journal of Psychoanalysis and General Editor of the New Library of Psychoanalysis book series (Routledge). She has published several books and papers on psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, the body, and trauma. Alessandra Lemma is also a Winner of the Levy-Goldfarb Award for Child Psychoanalysis.
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