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Psychoanalytic Books: A Quarterly Journal Of ReviewsDespite the prominence of object relations theory in current psychoanalytic writing and practice, the seminal work of Ronald Fairbairn in this area has, until recently, received little acknowledgment. By collecting in these two volumes some of his hitherto scattered papers, his daughter, Ellinor Fairbairn Birtles, and her coeditor, David Scharff, have taken an important step toward according Fairbairn the recognition he richly deserves.
The papers selected by Birtles and Scharff skillfully trace Fairbairn's journey from his early explication and questioning of Freud's instinct theory to his later original exposition of the centrality of object relations in psychic life. These two volumes will do much to acquaint readers with his brilliant and original contributions to contemporary psychoanalytic theory and clinical practice.