Originally published in English in 1953, this title was first printed in Hungarian in 1931. Already translated into German, French and Spanish, Alice Balint (the first wife of Michael Balint) had intended to translate the title into English herself, but died suddenly at the beginning of the Second World War. Eventually their son, by this time a qualified doctor, was instrumental in bringing this edition about.
Table of Contents
Preface. Introduction: Nursery and Grown-ups 1. The Education of Instincts 2. The Oedipus Complex 3. The Castration Complex 4. Identification: The Conquest of the External World 5. The Child and his Educators 6. Conclusion: The Child’s Liberation. Appendix: Fundamentals of our Education. Index.