Sincerity and Other Works: Collected Papers of Donald Meltzer

Author(s) : Donald Meltzer, Editor : Alberto Hahn

Sincerity and Other Works: Collected Papers of Donald Meltzer

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  • Publisher : Karnac Books
  • Published : 1994
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 612
  • Category :
    Psychoanalysis
  • Catalogue No : 2652
  • ISBN 13 : 9781855750845
  • ISBN 10 : 1855750848

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Among the subjects this volume touches on are adult psychopathology, psychoanalytic technique, developmental theory, the training of psychoanalysts, child and adolescent psychopathology, and the appraisal and application of the work of W. Bion and of R. Money-Kyrle. This is a good introduction to Dr Meltzer's work but it is those readers with clinical psychoanalytic experience and a working acquaintance with his neo-Kleinian contributions who will enjoy this book the most.

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'It is very difficult to do justice to a book of this kind, some six hundred pages long, comprising thirty four papers written during the last forty years. (It) thus offers an exceptional survey of the whole of a scientific life, showing us the evolution of the thought of an analyst who was a particularly prolific author. We should, in my opinion, be very grateful to Donald Meltzer for his magnificent oeuvre and for the hard work to which it bears witness, which is reflected with great authenticity (or sincerity) in this book.'
- Jean Bégoin, International journal of Psychoanalysis

'Alberto Hahn has put together a wonderful collection of papers.and he has edited with grace.'
- Eric Rhode, British Journal of Psychotherapy

'The important problems of psychoanalytic theory and technique are displayed for the reader in an elegant and concise style, where thoughts are rooted in clinical experience and return to it fertilized by a permanently renewed metapsychology.Meltzer will leave everlasting impressions in the future of psychoanalysis.'
- R. Horatio Etchegoyen

'Donald Meltzer's innovative mind and wealth of teaching experience come across on every page of this collection of papers.'
- Anton Obholzer

'What seems to shine through this collection of papers is a steadfast hope that human beings, as individuals in families and as political collectives, can face and overcome the infantile rage and omnipotent defenses which are the legacies of our phylogenetic and developmental vulnerabilities, and institute instead a capacity, however precarious and prone to distortion and corruption as it may be, for love, decency, and the appreciation of truth and beauty. Meltzer, to an even greater extent than Klein or Bion, seems to me to have seen psychoanalysis as a profoundly passionate and frighteningly moral enterprise.'
- Edwin Harari, Australian Journal of Psychotherapy

About the Author(s)

Donald Meltzer (1923-2004) is widely known as a psychoanalyst and teacher throughout Europe and South America. He is the author of many works on psychoanalytic theory and practice, including The Psychoanalytical Process, Sexual States of Mind, Explorations in Autism, The Kleinian Development, Dream Life, Studies in Extended Metapsychology, and The Claustrum, all published by Karnac Books.

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Alberto Hahn is a member of the British Psychoanalytic Society and works in a private practice in London. He also teaches psychoanalysis at the Tavistock Clinic, and lectures abroad. He is the translator into English of the Introduction to the Works of Bion and the editor of Sincerity and Other Works: Collected Papers of Donald Meltzer. He has written a number of clinical and theoretical papers, among them 'Observation and Intuition in the Psychoanalytic Situation', 'On Complaining', 'The Nature of the ""Object"" in the Claustrum', and 'Ways of Thinking about Adolescent Psychopathology'.

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