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Pollock, G.H. (1975). On Mourning, Immortality, and Utopia. J. Amer. Psychoanal. Assn., 23:334-362.

(1975). Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, 23:334-362

On Mourning, Immortality, and Utopia

George H. Pollock, M.D.


The possible connection between childhood loss and the subsequent mourning process with later utopian ideals has been postulated and pertinent metapsychological considerations

have been presented. The possible significance of these formulations in the life of Nikolai Lenin have also been discussed. A differentiation between bereavement reaction and the mourning process is suggested.

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