In the world of psychoanalysis, the late Otto Fenichel was pre-eminently distinguished for brilliant observation, tireless energy, and skill.
Otto Fenichel's highly significant essays explore many subjects that were only touched on in his books. Many of these discussions, present-day classics in their fields, are comprehensive monographs in themselves. Often so much is brought to bear on the central topic from so many sources, and then related so clearly to the context, that these essays become works of reference for a much larger field. It is a contribution of the greatest value to preserve and make conveniently available so much that is intensely useful from the life work of this remarkable man.
Otto Fenichel (1897 - 1946), a psychoanalyst, is the author of Problems of Psychoanalytic Technique, Psychoanalytic Theory of Neurosis, and more.
Hanna Fenichel Pitkin is a political theorist. She is a Professor Emerita of Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley. Her books include The Concept of Representation, Wittgenstein and Justice, and Fortune is a Woman: Gender and Politics in the Thought of Niccolo Machiavelli, in addition to numerous articles and edited volumes.
David A. Rapaport (1911 - 1960) was a Hungarian clinical psychologist and psychoanalytic ego psychologist.