Part of the Ideas in Psychoanalysis series
Liking oneself is a precondition for liking others, but to love oneself is at best suspect, at worst, tragedy.
Narcissism traces the manifestation of this universal psychological phenomenon, from Ted Hughes' Ovid to Freud and Melanie Klein.
Pathological narcissism attempts to secure a base against trauma, but has the potential to nurture fundamental loneliness.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 80 pages
- Publisher: Icon Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 09/04/2001
- Category: Psychoanalytical theory (Freudian psychology)
- ISBN: 9781840462456