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Phyllis Grosskurth

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Phyllis Grosskurth’s biographies include the Governor General’s Award winner John Addington Symonds, and Byron: The Flawed Angel, hailed as the definitive short biography by The New York Times. She reviews frequently for The New York Review of Books and the Globe and Mail and lectures on the history of psychoanalysis and the art of biography.

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Written by Phyllis Grosskurth

Format: eBook, 528 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: September 11, 2013
Price: $21.99

Until recently underestimated in America, Melanie Klein was a leading figure in psychoanalytic circles from the 1920s until her death in 1960. Parent of object-relations theory, she saw the development of children, and of the female in particular, in a way that was both an extension of and a challenge to... Read more >
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