Envy and Gratitude Revisited

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Alessandra Lemma, Priscilla Roth
Karnac Books, Dec 31, 2008 - Psychology - 274 pages
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These stimulating essays are evidence that 50 years after its publication Melanie Klein's Envy and Gratitude is still a rich source of psychoanalytic inspiration. Sixteen highly regarded analysts, representing a wide range of psychoanalytic thinking, provide new insights and highlight current developments without avoiding the controversies that surround the original publication. The clinical and literary material is engaging and illustrates the effect of theory on practice and the influence of practice on the evolution of theory.Contents:Foreword - R. Horacio EtchegoyenIntroduction - Priscilla Roth1) "Even now, now, very now . . ." On envy and the hatred of love - Ignes Sodre2) Envy, narcissism, and the destructive instinct - Robert Caper3) Envy and Gratitude: some current reflections - H. Shmuel Erlich4) An independent response to Envy and Gratitude - Caroline Polmear5) On gratitude - Edna O'Shaughnessy6) Keeping envy in mind: the vicissitudes of envy in adolescent motherhood - Alessandra Lemma7) Envy in Western society: today and tomorrow - Florence Guignard8) He thinks himself impaired: the pathologically envious personality - Ronald Britton9) The repetition compulsion, envy, and the death instinct - John Steiner10) Romantic perversion: the role of envy in the creation of a timeless universe - Heinz Weiss11) Envy and the negative therapeutic reaction - Michael Feldman12) Reflections on Envy and Gratitude - Irma Brenman-Pick13) Being envious of envy and gratitude - Peter Fonagy14) Vicious circles of envy and punishment - Henry F. Smith
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Even now now very now On envy and the hatred of love
19
Envy narcissism and the destructive instinct
35
Envy and Gratitude some current reflections
50
An independent response to Envy and Gratitude
63
On gratitude
79
Keeping envy in mind the vicissitudes of envy in adolescent motherhood
92
Envy in Western society today and tomorrow
109
The repetition compulsion envy and the death instinct
137
Romantic perversion the role of envy in the creation of a timeless universe
152
Envy and the negative therapeutic reaction
168
Reflections on Envy and Gratitude
186
Being envious of envy and gratitude
201
Vicious circles of envy and punishment
211
REFERENCES
229
INDEX
241

He thinks himself impaired the pathologically envious personality
124

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Alessandra Lemma is the Unit Director, Psychological Therapies Development Unit, Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust, and the Clinical Director of the Psychological Interventions Research Centre, University College London. She is a Fellow of the British Psychoanalytical Society. She is Visiting Professor, Psychoanalysis Unit, University College London, and Honorary Professor of Psychological Therapies at Essex University. She is the Regional Editor (London) of the 'International Journal of Psychoanalysis' and General Editor of the New Library of Psychoanalysis book series (Routledge). She has published several books and papers on psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, the body, and trauma. Alessandra Lemma is also a Winner of the Levy-Goldfarb Award for Child Psychoanalysis.

Priscilla Roth is a training and supervising analyst with the British Psychoanalytic Society. Following her degree in psychology at Berkeley, she worked as a research assistant at the University of California at Berkeley. In the early 1970s she moved to the UK and trained first as a child and adolescent psychotherapist at the Tavistock Clinic, London, and shortly thereafter as an adult psychoanalyst with the British Psychoanalytic Society.

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