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(p. 269) Envy: A Male Patient Near the End of His Analysis 

(p. 269) Envy: A Male Patient Near the End of His Analysis
(p. 269) Envy: A Male Patient Near the End of His Analysis

Donald W. Winnicott

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date: 09 May 2021

In this short piece of clinical documentation of a male patient close to the end of his analysis, Winnicott explores the experience of the patient needing to attack and destroy the potency (the ‘good breast’ in Kleinian theory) of Winnicott as his much needed analyst, and the patient’s dependence on him. He adds that Klein’s theory in her recent Geneva Congress paper does not, for him, sufficiently address early maternal failure and its effect on the infant.

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