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Fisher, J.V. (1998). Self-Envy: Therapy and the Divided Internal World by Rafael E. Lopez-Corvo. Published by Jason Aronson Inc., London, 1995; 233 pages; £24.50 hardback: Being and Not Being: Clinical Applications of the Death Instinct by Otto Weininger. Published by Karnac Books, London, 1996; 171 pages; £16.95 paperback. Brit. J. Psychother., 15(2):268-271.

(1998). British Journal of Psychotherapy, 15(2):268-271

Self-Envy: Therapy and the Divided Internal World by Rafael E. Lopez-Corvo. Published by Jason Aronson Inc., London, 1995; 233 pages; £24.50 hardback: Being and Not Being: Clinical Applications of the Death Instinct by Otto Weininger. Published by Karnac Books, London, 1996; 171 pages; £16.95 paperback

Review by:
James V. Fisher

Readers accustomed to the language and conceptualizations of contemporary British Kleinian psychoanalysis will find the ideas in these two books very familiar. And yet, perhaps in part because of the distinctive cultural settings, one from North and the other from South America, both of these very different books left me wondering at times whether the familiarity of the ideas used by these two authors might be deceptive.

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