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Balint, M. (1955). Five Copybooks: By Marie Bonaparte. (Four volumes of commentaries and a facsimile of the original copybooks.) (London: Imago Publishing Company, Ltd., 1951. Each volume pp. 300 approx. Per set £16.). Int. J. Psycho-Anal., 36:412-414.

(1955). International Journal of Psycho-Analysis, 36:412-414

Five Copybooks: By Marie Bonaparte. (Four volumes of commentaries and a facsimile of the original copybooks.) (London: Imago Publishing Company, Ltd., 1951. Each volume pp. 300 approx. Per set £16.)

Review by:
Michael Balint

The history of these five copybooks is told in the introduction. The author found them after the death of her father in the spring of 1924. She was then 42 years of age, and although it was she who between the ages of seven and a half and ten had filled the books with stories and fantasies in her 'secret' language of English, she had lost all memory of their contents. Even after reading them she could not remember having written a single line, although she at once recognized the author as being herself.

Soon after this event, in the autumn of 1925, she

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