"On Narcissism: An Introduction" is a densely packed essay dealing with ideas that are still being debated today – from the role of narcissism in normal and pathological development and the relationship of narcissism to homosexuality, libido, romantic love, and self-esteem to issues of therapeutic intervention.
In this book, the contributors place the work in the context of Freud’s evolving thinking, point out its innovations, review its problematic aspects, and examine how its theoretical concepts have been elaborated more recently by analysts of diverse theoretic persuasions. In addition, they use Freud’s text to chart new developments in psychoanalysis and point toward still unresolved problems. An introduction by Joseph Sandler, Ethel Spector Person, and Peter Fonagy provides a succinct overview of the material.
Contributors: Willy Baranger, David Bell, R. Horacio Etchegoyen, Peter Fonagy, León Grinberg, Béla Grünberger, Heinz Henseler, Otto F. Kernberg, Paul H. Ornstein, Ethel Spector Person, Joseph Sandler, Hanna Segal, Nikolaus Treurniet, Clifford Yorke.
Table of Contents:
Preface: ETHEL SPECTOR PERSON
Introduction:JOSEPH SANDLER, ETHEL SPECTOR PERSON, AND PETER FONAGY
ON NARCISSISM: AN INTRODUCTION (1914), SIGMUND FREUD
DISCUSSION OF “ON NARCISSISM: AN INTRODUCTION”
Freud’s “On Narcissism”: A Teaching Text, CLIFFORD YORKE
“On Narcissism: An Introduction”: Text and Context, R . HORACIO ETCHEGOYEN
Introduction to “On Narcissism”, NIKOLAAS TREURNIET
Letter to Sigmund Freud, LEON GRINBERG
Narcissism in Freud, WlLLY BARANGER
A Contemporary Reading of “On Narcissism”, OTTO F. KERNBERG
The Theory of Narcissism in the Work of Freud and Klein, HANNA SEGAL and DAVID BELL
From Narcissism to Ego Psychology to Self Psychology, PAUL H. ORNSTEIN
Narcissism as a Form of Relationship, HEINZ HENSELER
Narcissism and the Analytic Situation, BELA GRUNBERGER
List of Contributors