Sincerity and Other Works: Collected Papers of Donald Meltzer

Sincerity and Other Works: Collected Papers of Donald Meltzer

Sincerity and Other Works: Collected Papers of Donald Meltzer

Sincerity and Other Works: Collected Papers of Donald Meltzer

Synopsis

Among the subjects this volume touches on are adult psychopathology, psychoanalytic technique, developmental theory, the training of psychoanalysts, child and adolescent psychopathology, and the appraisal and application of the work of W. Bion and of R. Money-Kyrle. This is a good introduction to Dr Meltzer's work but it is those readers with clinical psychoanalytic experience and a working acquaintance with his neo-Kleinian contributions who will enjoy this book the most.

Excerpt

Most of the papers included in this volume were produced in the last 35 years and have appeared in various journals of psychoanalysis in this country and abroad. Others are published here for the first time. the range of themes and the breadth of interest in Donald Meltzer's work will no doubt give the reader a good idea of the stature of his pioneering contribution to the Kleinian psychoanalytic development. the author's acute observational skills, subtle sensitivity, clinical discipline, fertile imagination, erudition, and honesty are brought together in the depth and freshness of his ideas as reflected in the quality of his outstanding writings. This places him among the thinkers in this country who have done the most to push forward the boundaries of psychoanalytic thinking. Among the subjects this volume touches on are adult psychopathology (narcissism, borderline states, obsessional neurosis, psychosis), psychoanalytic technique, developmental theory, the training of psychoanalysts, child and adolescent psychopathology, and the appraisal and application of the work of W. Bion and of R. Money-Kyrle. the editor's task was not made easy by having . . .

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