Sabina Spielrein: Forgotten Pioneer of Psychoanalysis, Revised Edition
Edited by Coline Covington, Barbara Wharton, Coline Covington
Routledge – 2015 – 328 pages
In 2003, we published a book which analysed the contribution to psychoanalysis and analytical psychology of Sabina Spielrein, which was very well-received and reviewed, and which sold decently. Obviously with the play and then film about Sabina S, there has been a lot more work done within psychoanalysis and especially analytical psychology in recent years, and there is generally an increased awareness of and interest in her work within the fields. The editors intend to give the book an overhaul in the light of this, adding in material which has been produced since its original publication, and bringing the book right up to date. I’m proposing this as a revised edition; it may be that amount of change actually makes this a whole new edition, but I’m erring on the side of caution for now.
We also published the original book in the now-abandoned cheaper hardback only format; I’m proposing published the revised edition as a dual edition.
I think this looks like an excellent update, and a very good idea all round. Everyone buzzing about SS and there has been a lot discussed and many papers given at meetings about her, which now render this book a bit stale. There’s no competition so a new version should be very well-received. - Andrew Samuels, Jung list advisor and Professor at the University of Essex
Preface. Coline Covington, Introduction. Sabina Spielrein (With a Prologue by Jeanne Moll), Unedited Extracts from a Diary (1906/1907?). The Letters of C.G. Jung to Sabina Spielrein. Johannes Cremerius, Foreword to Carotenuto's Tagebuch einer heimlichen Symmetrie. Burghölzli hospital records of Sabina Spielrein. Bernard Minder, Sabina Spielrein. Jung's patient at the Burghölzli. Bernard Minder, A Document. Jung to Freud 1905: A Report on Sabina Spielrein. Angela Graf-Nold, The Zürich School of Psychiatry in Theory and Practice. Sabina Spielrein's treatment at the Burghölzli Clinic in Zürich. Coline Covington, Comments on the 'Burghölzli Hospital records' of Sabina Spielrein. Zvi Lothane, Tender Love and Transference: Unpublished Letters of C.G. Jung and Sabina Spielrein (with an addendum/discussion). Sabine Richebächer, 'In League with the Devil, and Yet You Fear Fire?' Nicolle Kress-Rosen, Kindred Spirits. Sabina Spielrein, Psychoanalytic Studies: The Unconscious Phantasies in Kuprin's Duel, Animal Symbolism and a Boy's Phobia, The Mother-in-Law. Fernando Vidal, Sabina Spielrein, Jean Piaget - Going their own Ways. Barbara Wharton, Part I: Comment on Spielrein's paper. 'The origin of the child's words Papa and Mama'. Sabina Spielrein, Part II: Some Observations on the Different Stages in Language Development.
Coline Covington is a Jungian analyst and psychotherapist working in private practice in London.
Barbara Whartonis a training analyst of the Society of Analytical Psychology, London.