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Grove Press
Grove Press
Grove Press

Holding and Interpretation

Fragment of an Analysis

by D.W. Winnicott

“A definitive text, with an important introduction by M. Masud R. Khan . . . . Here is a full transcript of, and look into, what is usually the most private and secret of experiences, an analysis . . . . It is the plain truth, in which . . . everything is open to view.” –Oliver Sacks, The New York Times Book Review

  • Imprint Grove Paperback
  • Page Count 208
  • Publication Date July 01, 1989
  • ISBN-13 978-0-8021-3167-6
  • Dimensions 5.5" x 8.25"
  • US List Price $15.00

About The Book

D.W. Winnicott, a psychoanalyst of extraordinary grace and originality, left a body of work distinguished by fierce independence of mind, profound playfulness and technique, and passionate intelligence. Holding and Interpretation, a verbatim record of his sessions with a psychotic patient, vividly illustrates his enormous contribution to psychoanalytic theory and technique, his skill at “holding” the patient in the analytic session and providing guidance through sensitive interpretation. It is a rare working portrait of one of the true giants of psychoanalysis—”a very vast subject,” as he said, “which has the great charm of being really useful.”

Praise

“A definitive text, with an important introduction by M. Masud R. Khan . . . . Here is a full transcript of, and look into, what is usually the most private and secret of experiences, an analysis . . . . It is the plain truth, in which . . . everything is open to view.” –Oliver Sacks, The New York Times Book Review