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Reason and Passion: A Celebration of the Work of Hannah Segal

Reason and Passion: A Celebration of the Work of Hannah Segal

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ISBN: 9781855759695    Publisher: Karnac Books Year of publishing: 1997     Format:  Paperback No of Pages: 256        
A recent recipient of the Sigourney Award for her contributions to psychoanalysis, Hanna Segal's fame stems principally from her work in developing and disseminating the theories of Melanie Klein. She was analyzed...Read more
A recent recipient of the Sigourney Award for her contributions to psychoanalysis, Hanna Segal's fame stems principally from her work in developing and disseminating the theories of Melanie Klein. She was analyzed by Klein and has become one of the most influential figures within the Klein group of the British Psychoanalytic Society. She has written two books on Klein's work as well as numerous other books and papers, and is noteworthy for her major contribution to applied psychoanalysis (particularly in the fields of literature and politics). This is the first of two volumes compiled in Segal's honour by a group of internationally-renowned psychoanalysts who reflect numerous aspects of her clinical and theoretical work.
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Hanna Segal is one of the best-known living British psychoanalysts. She was one of the first European psychoanalysts to receive the prestigious Sigourney Award for contributions to psychoanalysis....Read more
Hanna Segal is one of the best-known living British psychoanalysts. She was one of the first European psychoanalysts to receive the prestigious Sigourney Award for contributions to psychoanalysis. Her first two books on Melanie Klein are classic texts and she is one of the most influential figures within the British Psychoanalytical Society. Her substantial body of work embraces a large number of published papers and five books. She has made seminal contributions to the understanding of psychosis, the theory of symbolism, aesthetics, literature and politics.Reason and Passion is compiled in honour of Hanna Segal, with papers by a group of internationally renowned psychoanalysts reflecting numerous aspects of her clinical and theoretical work. Set in the context of a biographical introduction by the editor, each paper makes a personal contribution to furthering the theoretical and clinical ideas in her thinking. These ideas have been widely influential in the work of the Tavistock Clinic and thereby in the whole field of mental health.
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