Imprisoned Pain and its Transformation: A Festschrift for H Sydney Klein

Symington, J. (ed.) 2000. Karnac.

This book is a festschrift for Sydney Klein, an eminent British Psychoanalyst whose work on such topics as children, groups, psychosomatic illness, manic states, and autistic phenomena, is known worldwide. His thinking is influenced by the work of Klein and Bion, as well as by writers such as Frances Tustin. Here, clinicians from a range of backgrounds reflect on his work, in particular the idea of analysis as a means to understand and transform psychic pain. The chapters range from theoretical papers to clinical discussions, on topics including: the anal organization of the instincts, projective identification, the envious superego, work with borderline children, and autism.