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Introduction to the Work of Melanie Klein
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Table of Contents

Introduction , Melanie Klein’s Early Work , Phantasy , The Paranoid-Schizoid Position , Envy , The Psychopathology of the Paranoid-Schizoid Position , The Depressive Position , Manic Defences , Reparation , The Early Stages of the Oedipus Complex , Postscript on Technique

About the Author

Hanna Segal was born in Poland in August 1918 and studied medicine in Warsaw and Paris before qualifying at the Polish Medical School in Edinburgh in 1943. She became a psychoanalyst four years later, having trained under Melanie Klein, with Paula Heimann and Joan Riviere as her first supervisors. Dr Segal then qualified in child analysis and afterwards became a training analyst in the British Psychoanalytical Society in 1951-52. She also served as President of the British Society and Vice-President of the International Psychoanalytical Association. She was a fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatry, and was also Visiting Professor of the Freud Memorial Chair, University College, London. Her publications include 'Klein' (1979), 'The Work of Hanna Segal' (1981), 'Introduction to the Work of Melanie Klein' (1988) and 'Dream, Phantasy and Art' (1990).

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This is a reprint of a revised and enlarged edition of the most lucid and comprehensive study of Melanie Klein's writings. Dr Segal has added important new chapters on Melanie Klein's early work and on technique, as well as a complete chronological list of her publications.

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