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Anna F.

Michael Ignatieff, 20 June 1985

Anna Freud: A Life Devoted to Children 
by Uwe HenrikPeters, translated by Beatrice Smedley.
Weidenfeld, 281 pp., £16.95, April 1985, 0 297 78175 8
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... insist that Melanie Klein’s was the more inventive and influential mind. In this old quarrel, Peters wades in on Anna’s side, insisting at length that Melanie Klein’s data on the role of play therapy were anecdotal rather than scientific: given the whole discipline’s reliance on anecdote, on single case-histories, this charge hardly sticks to Klein ...

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