Melanie Klein Revisited: Pioneer and Revolutionary in the Psychoanalysis of Young Children

Sherwin-White, S. (2017). Karnac.

While much has been written about the development of Klein’s work, comparatively little has been written about the importance of her clinical work with very young children. Sherwin-White makes clear the revolutionary character of Klein’s work with this age group, and emphasises her pioneering recognition of the importance of mother-infant relations. The book addresses Klein’s theories on key subjects, such as attachment, separation and loss, alongside re-examining her work with pre-latency children.