Following publication of the First Series of Fenichel's Collected Papers, covering the period 1922-1936, the present volume includes the writings which appeared from 1936 to the author's death in 1946. Taken together, those two volumes present all of Otto Fenichel's more significant contributions to psychoanalysis. In these later papers is revealed anew the breadth of view, the lively perception, and the variety of interests that marked his earlier work.
These significant essays, as Dr. Bertram D. Lewin says in his introduction to the First Series, 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 topics from so many sources, and then related so clearly to the context, that these essays become works of reference for a much larger field. A book is greatly to be welcomed that preserves and makes conveniently available so much that is intensely useful from the life work of this remarkable man.
The papers forming this volume have been collected and edited by Dr. Hanna Fenichel and Dr. David Rapaport. Papers not heretofore published in English have been especially translated for this book by Jame and Alix Strachey.
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.