Preface by the editors xi Acknowledgements xv General Introduction 1 ELIZABETH SPILLIUS
Part One From Anthropology to Psychoanalysis 1 Anthropology and psychoanalysis: a personal concordance 7 2 Kleinian thought: overview and personal view 25
Part Two In Melanie Kleins Archive Introduction: the Archive 65 3 Melanie Klein revisited: her unpublished thoughts on technique 67 4 Melanie Klein on the past 87 5 Projective identification: back to the future 106
Part Three lnteraction oj Ideas and Clinical Work 6 Clinical reflections on the negative therapeutic reaction 129 7 Varieties of envious experience 140 8 Freud and Klein on the concept of phantasy 163 9 Developrnents in Kleinian technique 183 10 Recognition of separateness and otherness 199 References 222 lndex 241
In Encounters with Melanie Klein: Selected Papers of Elizabeth Spillius the author argues that her two professions, anthropology and psychoanalysis, have much in common, and explains how her background in anthropology led her on to a profound involvement in psychoanalysis and her establishment as a leading figure amongst Kleinian analysts. Spillius describes what she regards as the important features of Kleinian thought and discusses the research she has carried out in Melanie Kleins unpublished archive, including Kleins views on projective identification. Spilliuss own clinical ideas make up the last part of the book with papers on envy, phantasy, technique, the negative therapeutic reaction and otherness. Her writing has a clarity which is very particular to her; she conveys complicated ideas in a most straightforward manner, well illustrated with pertinent clinical material. This book represents fifty years of the developing thought and scholarship of a talented and dedicated psychoanalyst.