Melanie Klein was the most innovative and influential child psychoanalyst in the first half of the twentieth century. Introducing Melanie Klein explores her progressive ideas. Her concepts of the depressive position and the paranoid-schizoid position are now in common usage, and her work is studied by psychoanalysts the world over.
About the Author
Robert Hinshelwood, MD, trained at University College Hospital Medical School and is a Member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists.
Oscar Zarate is one of the UK's leading graphic artists. He has illustrated numerous Introducing series titles. His graphic novel A Small Killing won the Will Eisner Prize.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book is a good introduction to the life of Melanie Klein and to her groundbreaking work. As the book title suggests, it is not intended to be an authoritative text but for those wanting to read more, citations are given to primary literature. The illustrations are a wonderful aid to the text and allow the reader to visualize what would be difficult to grasp from words alone. One could complete this book on one reading and be able to grasp the vocabulary of Klein's theories which is essential to understanding the writings of future analytic writers. The book does not require any previous knowledge of Klein or of psychoanalysis in general.