The New Dictionary of Kleinian Thought

Spillius, E., Milton, J., Garvey, P., Couve, C., and Steiner, D. 2011. Routledge.

This constitutes a comprehensive, accessible exposition of Kleinian ideas. Offering a thorough update of R.D. Hinshelwood’s acclaimed original Dictionary, this book draws on the many developments in Kleinian theory and practice since that work’s publication. It addresses twelve major themes of Kleinian thinking, in essays organised both historically and thematically. Entries are listed alphabetically, allowing the reader to look up particular subjects and delve as lightly or deeply as required. This will be essential reading for psychoanalysts, psychotherapists, as well as all those interested in Kleinian thought.