Encounters with Melanie Klein, Selected Papers of Elizabeth Spillius

Spillius, E. B. Roth, P. and Rusbridger, R. (eds.) 2007. New Library of Psychoanalysis, Routledge

In Encounters with Melanie Klein: Selected Papers of Elizabeth Spillius the author argues that her two professions – anthropology and psychoanalysis – have much in common, and explains how her background in anthropology led her to a profound involvement in psychoanalysis. Spillius describes what she regards as the important features of Kleinian thought and discusses the research she carried out in Klein’s archive. Spillius’s own clinical ideas make up the last part of the book, with papers on envy, phantasy, technique, the negative therapeutic reaction, and otherness.