This book is dedicated to Pearl King who is something of an institution in herself within psychoanalysis as well as an important contributor to the development of the institution of psychoanalysis. She is the co-author with Riccardo Steiner of the monumental The Freud-Klein Controversies (1941-1945) detailing the Controversial Discussions of the British Psychoanalytical Society.
Table of Contents
Introduction -- A language game -- Splits in the French psychoanalytic movement, between 1953 and 1964 -- The passion of history confronted with the failure of psychoanalytic historical thinking -- The young R. D. Laing: a personal memoir and some hypotheses -- "Et in Archivio . . . [a] Pearl": a personal appreciation of Pearl King's work as a historian and archivist of psychoanalysis -- The evolution of organizational and training procedures in psychoanalytical associations: a brief account of the unique British contribution -- Psychoanalysis—London or British? -- The Holocaust, its aftermath, and the problem of the superego -- Repetition and modification in the ageing process -- Some reflections on D. W. Winnicott's ideas -- Technical problems in the analysis of a young adult -- Further thoughts on the validation of the clinical process -- What do our terms mean? -- Love relations in later years -- Unconscious choice and responsibility: an elusive point of psychoanalytic theory -- Developmental and genetic perspectives in psychoanalysis -- Fear of death—notes on the analysis of an old man -- Male and female narcissism: a reassessment -- The unconscious: past, present, and future