Adam Phillips, 11 March 1993
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Free Association, 200 pp., £15.95, December 1992, 1 85343 186 9Show More
The Damned and the Elect by Friedrich Ohly, translated by Linda Archibald.
Cambridge, 211 pp., £30, September 1992, 0 521 38250 5Show More
“... family resemblances, and so has lost some of the pomposity of its own supposedly unique rigour. Nina Coltart, who has no truck in her inspired and inspiring book with the more excruciating purities of the profession, is quite explicit that ‘psychoanalysis may be defined as a moral activity.’ She believes, despite what she calls ‘the sacred rules ...”