Adam Phillips, 2 February 1989
Show More Mother, Madonna, Whore: The Idealisation and Denigration of Motherhood by Estela Welldon.
Free Association, 179 pp., £11.95, November 1988, 1 85343 039 0Show More
“... impossible is at the heart of Freud’s enterprise. In British psychoanalysis, with the work of Melanie Klein and Anna Freud, who were not British, and Winnicott, Bowlby and Fairbairn who were, it was the developmental theory, which Welldon uses, that was taken up, often at the cost of the Freudian unconscious. A confluence of peculiarly disparate ...”