Melanie Klein in Berlin: Her first psychoanalyses of children

Frank, C. 2009. Routledge.

In this book Claudia Frank discusses how Klein began to develop her psychoanalysis of children. Based on published and unpublished material from the Klein archive, she demonstrates how Klein enriched the concept of negative transference, which laid the basis for her innovations in technique and theory. She uncovers the influence this had on Klein’s theories of the paranoid-schizoid and depressive positions, and on her understanding of psychotic anxieties. This is the first text to make extensive use of Klein’s unpublished papers, clinical notes, diaries and manuscripts.