New on the archive blog: Some notes on phantasy and environment, and male and female strivings

Black and white photo of a close up of Melanie Klein's hand writing on a notepad
Melanie Klein writing

For this post, Jane Milton, the Melanie Klein Trust’s honorary archivist, has delved into some of the miscellaneous notes in Klein’s archive, pulling together passages on two themes: Klein’s emphasis on the importance of the interaction of innate unconscious phantasy with actual experience of the external world (the environment), beginning in earliest infancy; and her description of what she perceived as the different strivings of men and women, based on differing unconscious preoccupations.

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