"An unusual treatise and a masterful book."
–Doris K. Silverman
One of the world's leading psychoanalytic scholars offers a state-of-the-art guide to the most significant developments of the past quarter of a century. Among the timely subjects covered are: the philosophic and conceptual foundations of psychoanalysis; advances in infant research; the neurobiological bases of the self; ego psychology, self psychology; the Kleinian tradition; and French psychoanalysis.
"A brilliant, outspoken, and uncompromising exegesis of psychoanalysis in its every dimension.... Clearly written, lively, irreverent, and idiosyncratic, this is both a major contribution to the field, and a pleasure to read."
–Edgar A. Levenson