Encounters with Melanie Klein
Encounters with Melanie Klein: Selected Papers of Elizabeth Spillius
theauthor argues that her two professions, anthropology and psycho-analysis, have much in common, and explains how her background inanthropology led her on to a profound involvement in psychoanalysisand her establishment as a leading
gure amongst Kleinian analysts.Spillius describes what she regards as the important features of Kleinian thought and discusses the research she has carried out inMelanie Klein’s unpublished Archive, including Klein’s views onprojective identi
cation.Spillius’s own clinical ideas make up the last part of the book withpapers on envy, phantasy, technique, the negative therapeutic reactionand otherness. Her writing has a clarity which is very particular toher; she conveys complicated ideas in a most straightforward manner,well illustrated with pertinent clinical material.This book represents 50 years of the developing thought andscholarship of a talented and dedicated psychoanalyst.
originally studied psychology and anthropologyand is now a training and supervising analyst of the British Psycho-analytical Society. She is the author of
Tongan Society at the Time of Captain Cook’s Visits
, published by the Polynesian Society in Welling-ton, New Zealand and of
Family and Social Network
published byTavistock-Routledge. She is a member of the Melanie Klein trust andis involved in researching and writing about the development of Kleinian and post-Kleinian thinking. She has edited
Melanie KleinToday Volume 1: Mainly Theory
Volume 2: Mainly Practice
, publishedby Routledge in the New Library of Psychoanalysis series.
are training and supervisingpsychoanalysts of the British Psychoanalytical Society.