First published in 1927 in the International Psycho-Analytical Library, Karl Abraham's Selected Papers on Psychoanalysis has since established itself as one of the seminal works essential to the training of workers in the psychoanalytic field. Covering a wide range of topics, the collection consists of twenty-six papers and essays published over a period of two decades. Readers of this book are thus enabled to trace the analyst's development, in which his scientific approach is evident throughout, from his earliest papers through to his last works.
Ernest Jones, who considered Abraham to be one of the best clinical analysts among his contemporaries, wrote of him: "His rich clinical experience, both in psychopathology and in clinical psychiatry, combined with his keen powers of observation and his cool critical judgment, give to his contributions a quite special value in a field where such qualities are of the highest importance…The fundamental significance of his clinical observations and the clarity and precision with which he recorded them, give them a rank of permanent scientific worth".
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