The author formulates here the existence of an anxiety apparatus whose functioning is a part of the ego and the personality structure and illustrates how in attacking this apparatus the ego is attacking itself. An example is given of the workings of the death instinct, and a differentiation is made between the ego's defence mechanisms and other pathological character devices.
Table of Contents
Editor’s Introduction -- Author’s Preface -- Towards a structural concept of anxiety (1955) -- Note on a transient inhibition of chewing (1959) -- Lectures and seminars in Kleinian child psychiatry in collaboration with Esther Bick (1960) -- A contribution to the metapsychology of cyclothymic states (1963) -- The differentiation of somatic delusions from hypochondria (1963) -- The dual unconscious basis of materialism (1965) -- Return to the imperative: an ethical implication of psychoanalytic findings (1965) -- An interruption technique for the analytic impasse (1968) -- A note on analytic receptivity (1968) -- The relation of aims to methodology in the treatment of children (1968) -- Positive and negative forms (1970) -- Sincerity: a study in the atmosphere of human relations (1971) -- Towards an atelier system (1971) -- Routine and inspired interpretations: their relation to the weaning process in analysis (1973) -- Repression, forgetting, and unfaithfulness (1974) -- Narcissistic foundation of the erotic transference (1974) -- The role of pregential confusions in erotomania (1974) -- Adhesive identification (1974) -- Compulsive generosity (1975) -- The role of narcissistic organization in the communication difficulties of the schizophrenic (1975) -- Temperature and distance as technical dimensions of interpretation (1976) -- A psychoanalytic model of the child-in-the-family-in-the-community with Martha Harris (1976) -- Impressions concerning adolescent confusional states (1977) -- A note on introjective processes (1978) -- "The diameter of the circle" in Wilfred Bion’s work (1980) -- The relation of splitting of attention to splitting of self and objects (1981) -- Ego ideal functions and the psychoanalytic process with Mauro Mancia (1981) -- Does Money-Kyrle’s concept of misconception have any unique descriptive power? (1981) -- Models of dependence (1981) -- Three lectures on W. R. Bion’s A Memoir of the Future with Meg Harris Williams (1985) -- The psychoanalytic process: twenty years on, the setting of the analytic encounter and the gathering of the transference (1986) -- Concerning the distinction between conflicts of desire and paradoxes of thought (1987) -- Concerning the stupidity of evil (1988) -- Narcissism and violence in adolescents (1989)