The Life and Work of Joan Riviere: Freud, Klein and Female Sexuality

Bower, M. 2019. Routledge.

Bower examines Joan Riviere’s important legacy and contribution to the early development of psychoanalysis. A patient and translator of Freud, and a close friend of and colleague of Melanie Klein, Riviere wrote her own highly original and influential papers on female sexuality and other topics, in particular Womanliness as a Masquerade (1929). The book will appeal to anyone interested in the history of psychoanalysis as well as Riviere’s highly original perspectives on feminist thought and female sexuality.