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By Jacobs, Michael; Winnicott, Winnicott Donald Woods

This e-book provides the existence, contributions and affects of D. W. Winnicott, baby psychologist, psychoanalyst and paediatrician. Winnicott's theories are mentioned intimately besides feedback from others.

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Some of those who heard him speak clearly remember the occasion, but not all appear to have found him a particularly impressive speaker. One psychiatric social work student at the London School of Economics found his lectures there difficult to understand, although his drawings of the relation between the baby and the breast were impressed upon her memory (the annual lectures, with some of the drawings, appear in Human Nature, 1988b). Others have commented on his spontaneity, recalling him (for example) as breaking into singing Bach to illustrate a point, or as a 'jack-in-a-box .

Be understood without reference to Klein' (1988: 9), particularly the foundations of the early years of infancy and childhood, the importance of the inner world, the power of phantasy, and the idea of primitive greed. Winnicott himself recalls how as a paediatrician he realized that the familiar O e d i p u s complex' explanation of the 1920s was not sufficient to explain the difficulties that could be seen in emotional development in infancy. In Klein he 'found an analyst who had a great deal to say about the anxieties that belong to infancy' (1965b: 173).

Earlier in the day Clare recalls that she had looked at him, and thought that if she really loved him she would not want him to go on much longer. When she awoke from her own sleep, he had died in his (Rudnytsky, 1991: 192-3). The two publications that were in press at the time, Playing and Reality and Therapeutic Consultations in Child Psychiatry, were published that year. But Winnicott had left boxes of unpublished material and ring-binders full of letters. A few years after his death a committee was set up under the auspices of his widow to enable the best of his work to be brought to publication.

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