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(p. 179) Letter to Barbara Lantos 

(p. 179) Letter to Barbara Lantos
(p. 179) Letter to Barbara Lantos

Donald W. Winnicott

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date: 19 October 2020

In this letter to Barbara Lantos, Winnicott comments on her paper to the BPAS presented the previous night. Winnicott clarifies his position, agreeing that the infant does not ‘want to eat the mother’. Lantos repudiated the idea of the infant’s aggressive attack on the mother, but Winnicott believed this needed discussion. He suggests that a short paper on primary repression, as identified by Anna Freud, could be important and would need time for discussion.

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