Between Freud & Klein: The Psychoanalytic Quest for by Adam Limentani

By Adam Limentani

This ebook exhibits how very important it's to take diversified theories and frameworks under consideration so that it will comprehend the complexity of psychoanalytic phenomena. it truly is approximately watching and asking questions, and is much less a textbook, yet relatively an intimate perception to the author's quest for fact and figuring out.

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He then proceeded to give me a confused account of a man (Death) pursuing, for no reason at all, a young woman (Eurydice), intending to kill her whilst a black man (Orpheus) is unsuccessfully attempting to prevent i t . As an after­ thought, it occurred to him that Orpheus was responsible for the woman's death. During the flight, Eurydice had found refuge in a place which was in total darkness. Orpheus, hearing her screams and not being able to see her, succeeds in turning lights on. In so doing a cable on which Eurydice was hanging becomes live, causing her instant death.

This is the malaise of exclusivity or exclusion' (1980, p. 916). This author goes on to underline how this must be regarded as an important addition to the elitism of psychoanalytic societies. But someone like James Gammill will remember her in a different manner: One day, during a supervision, Melanie Klein said: 'Thank God, you did not interpret the concept of envy in this material as there was really nothing about it. For the whole week, several people have brought me material in which they had interpreted the envy, often without giving me any proof.

It almost seemed as i f there had been a flare-up of the rivalry — 16— BETWEEN FREUD AND K L E I N which had attracted many analysts' interest, coupled with admiration for both. This is where my reminiscences and reflections end, with the hope that I have succeeded in cornmunicating my feelings of gratitude for these two exceptional ladies. In the course of the years, my interest in searching for truth has fluctuated considerably. At times the desire for knowing obfuscated its importance. Nevertheless, I believe that 'a nous la verity is just as important, in so far as it seems inconceivable to renounce the freedom of choice in thoughts and actions, especially when a large part of a lifetime has been spent searching, if not hunting, for truth and knowing.

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