These stimulating essays are evidence that 50 years after its publication Melanie Klein's "Envy and Gratitude" is still a rich source of psychoanalytic inspiration. Sixteen highly regarded analysts, representing a wide range of psychoanalytic thinking, provide new insights and highlight current developments without avoiding the controversies that surround the original publication. The clinical and literary material is engaging and illustrates the effect of theory on practice and the influence of practice on the evolution of theory.
'I strongly recommend "Envy and Gratitude Revisited", which, I believe, will make an important contribution in its own right to the advancement of psychoanalytic theory and practice.'
- Donald Campbell
Contributors: Irma Brenman-Pick, Ronald Britton, Robert Caper, H. Shmuel Erlich, Michael Feldman, Peter Fonagy, Florence Guignard, Alessandra Lemma, Edna O’Shaughnessy, Caroline Polmear, Priscilla Roth, Henry F. Smith, Ignês Sodré, John Steiner, Heinz Weiß
Foreword - R. Horacio Etchegoyen
Introduction - Priscilla Roth
1 “Even now, now, very now . . .”
On envy and the hatred of love. - Ignês Sodré
2 Envy, narcissism, and the destructive instinct.
- Robert Caper
3 "Envy and Gratitude": some current reflections.
- H. Shmuel Erlich
4 An independent response to "Envy and Gratitude".
- Caroline Polmear
5 On gratitude. - Edna O’Shaughnessy
6 Keeping envy in mind: the vicissitudes of envy in adolescent motherhood. - Alessandra Lemma
7 Envy in Western society: today and tomorrow.
- Florence Guignard
8 He thinks himself impaired: the pathologically envious personality. - Ronald Britton
9 The repetition compulsion, envy, and the death instinct. - John Steiner
10 Romantic perversion: the role of envy in the creation of a timeless universe. - Heinz Weiß
11 Envy and the negative therapeutic reaction.
- Michael Feldman
12 Reflections on "Envy and Gratitude".
- Irma Brenman-Pick
13 Being envious of envy and gratitude.
- Peter Fonagy
14 Vicious circles of envy and punishment.
- Henry F. Smith