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(p. 3) Introduction to Volume 9 

(p. 3) Introduction to Volume 9
(p. 3) Introduction to Volume 9

Arne Jemstedt

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date: 23 January 2019

In the Introduction to Volume 9, covering the period of the end of Winnicott’s life, the themes of creativity, creative living, and the paper ‘The Use of an Object’ are discussed at length, stressing Winnicott’s own creativity and originality as a psychoanalytic thinker. Reference is made to Winnicott’s tolerance of paradox, to everyday creativity, to the infant’s creative illusion and its importance, to his benign omnipotence, to his creation of a ‘subjective’ object, and to the silent inner communications of the self, all in connection with the transitional object and phenomena concept, and finally to the states of ‘being’ and ‘doing’.

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