The importance of symbol-formation in the development of the ego : 1930 : Melanie Klein

by Julia Evans on January 1, 1930

The International Journal of Psychoanalysis, 1930, Vol 11, p24-39

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As quoted by Jacques Lacan:

Seminar I : Availability given Seminar I: Freud’s papers on technique: 1953-1954 : begins on 13th January 1954 : Jacques Lacan or here

17th February 1954 : Chapter VI : Discourse analysis and ego analysis: p68 of John Forrester’s translation

Seminar VI: Availability given Seminar VI: Desire and its interpretation: 1958-1959 : from 12th November 1958 : Jacques Lacan or here

11th February 1959 : Chapter 12 : p151 of Cormac Gallagher’s translation

17th June 1959: Chapter 25 : p313 of Cormac Gallagher’s translation

Seminar VII : availability given Seminar VII: The ethics of psychoanalysis: 1959-1960: Jacques Lacan or here

There are many references to Kleinian theory in Seminar VII. The reader is advised to look at them for themselves. The following is one example:

23rd December 1959: p73 of Dennis Porter’s translation 

References to texts by Sigmund Freud

P25: Freud writes: ‘It may well be that, before ego and id have become sharply differentiated and before a super–ego has been developed, the mental apparatus employs different modes of defence from those which it practises after these levels of organization have been reached.  * Inhibitions, Symptoms and Anxiety’, International P.A. Library, No. 28.

P38 (no reference is given for this conclusion): My conclusions are in agreement with Freud’s hypotheses, according to which the fixation–points of dementia praecox and paranoia are to be sought in the narcissistic stage, that of dementia praecox preceding that of paranoia.