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D. W. W. on D. W. W. 

D. W. W. on D. W. W.
D. W. W. on D. W. W.

Donald W. Winnicott

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date: 22 January 2021

In January 1967, four years before his death, Winnicott was asked to address the 1952 Club (a society of senior British independent group analysts who meet informally for discussion of ideas) on the relationship of his theory to other formulations of early development, an exercise he called ‘D.W.W. on D.W.W’. Winnicott chronologically reviews the development of his ideas and speaks of those whose work had influenced him. He elaborates on his own work on psychoanalysis as an investigative method, on delinquency, on the environment, on dependence, on transitional objects and phenomena, on the psyche soma, on madness, on sublimation and on regression. This paper includes both the extract Winnicott handed out with spaces left to be filled in as the audience thought appropriate and a transcription of the recording of the actual talk.

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