Winnicott: His Life And Work

Winnicott: His Life And Work

by F. Robert Rodman

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Winnicott: His Life And Work by F. Robert Rodman

This bold and witty, yet scholarly biography is the first to trace the full life and work of this highly influential and brilliant pediatrician-turned-analyst. This insightful story probes the roots in Winnicott's personal life of his influential concepts, such as the "holding environment" so crucial to psychotherapy and the "transitional object" known to every parent as the "security blanket." His astonishing career involved many of the great figures in psychoanalysis and psychology, not just Melanie Klein and Anna Freud, but the whole eccentric Bloomsbury scene including the Stracheys, R. D. Laing, and the controversial Pakistani prince and analyst, Masud Khan. For anyone interested not only in psychology and psychoanalysis but also in human nature and the great figures who have explored it, this book will be passionately absorbing.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738209647
Publisher: Da Capo Press
Publication date: 09/01/2004
Pages: 496
Product dimensions: 1.11(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

F. Robert Rodman, M.D., a leading psychoanalyst, is the author of Not Dying ("A superbly intelligent, courageous testament"- San Francisco Examiner) and Keeping Hope Alive, as well as the editor of a much-admired volume of Winnicott's letters, The Spontaneous Gesture. He lives and practices in Beverly Hills, California.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsix
Chronologyxiii
Part 1
1"The Introductory Chapter to a Book"3
2Origins and Early Life11
3Boarding School23
4Cambridge31
5Medical School38
6Hospital Work46
7Alice Taylor52
8Analysis and Marriage70
9Joan Riviere77
10Clare Britton89
11Melanie Klein106
12Marion Milner132
13"Human Contact with External Reality": 1945-52142
Part 2
14Regression: 1953-54183
15Masud Khan203
16"We Analysts Want to Be Eaten"214
17Patients Who May Kill Psychoanalysts227
18Melanie, Donald, and Clare245
19The True and False Self and "The Right Not to Communicate"264
20The Ever-Deepening Journey284
21Female/Male; Being/Doing304
22"The Use of an Object"323
23Endings and Beginnings349
Epilogue: Not Less Than Everything374
Notes381
The Works of D. W. Winnicott419
Permissions439
Index441
About the Author461

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