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Holding and Interpretation

Fragment of an Analysis

D. W. Winnicott, M. Masud R. Khan (Foreword by)


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D.W. Winnicott, a psychoanalyst of extraordinary grace and originality, left a body of work distinguished by fierce independence of mind, profound playfulness and technique, and passionate intelligence. Holding and Interpretation, a verbatim record of his sessions with a psychotic patient, vividly illustrates his enormous contribution to psychoanalytic theory and technique, his skill at holding the patient in the analytic session and providing guidance through sensitive interpretation. It is a rare working portrait of one of the true giants of psychoanalysis a very vast subject, as he said, which has the great charm of being really useful. "

Grove Press, 9780802131676, 208pp.

Publication Date: February 12, 1994