The Essential Writings of Sabina Spielrein : Pioneer of Psychoanalysis, Paperback / softback Book


Sabina Spielrein's writings explore the burning topics in the early days of psychoanalysis while providing insight into the culture of the time and her own personal struggles.

After a comprehensive historical and biographical introduction to Spielrein by John Launer, The Essential Writings of Sabina Spielrein: Pioneer of Psychoanalysis presents full-length English translations of her first three and most essential writings, offering deep insight into her brilliant and pioneering mind:The first unabridged English rendition of her medical dissertation of 1911, entitled "On the Psychological Content of a Case of Schizophrenia (Dementia Praecox)", with an afterword by Adrienne HarrisA new, improved English translation of Spielrein's seminal essay of 1912, "Destruction as the Cause of Becoming" A faithful English rendition of her 1913 essay "Contributions to Understanding a Child's Mind"The Essential Writings of Sabina Spielrein: Pioneer of Psychoanalysis presents a rich source of materials and inspiration to psychoanalysts, psychoanalytic psychotherapists and analytical psychologists, as well as scholars in the humanities and the behavioral sciences.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 164 pages, 1 Line drawings, black and white; 1 Illustrations, black and white
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
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  • Category: Psychoanalytical theory (Freudian psychology)
  • ISBN: 9781138601406

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