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Frank, G. (1993). Oedipus and Beyond: A Clinical Theory. Jay Greenberg. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. 1991. x + 274 pp.. Psychoanal. Rev., 80(4):664-668.

(1993). Psychoanalytic Review, 80(4):664-668

Oedipus and Beyond: A Clinical Theory. Jay Greenberg. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. 1991. x + 274 pp.

Review by:
George Frank, Ph.D.

Beginning in the early 1980s, Jay Greenberg's contributions to psychoanalysis (1981, 1986a, b, c) have been considerable. He is probably best known for his oft-cited book, Object Relations in Psychoanalytic Theory (1983) which he coauthored with Steven Mitchell. Greenberg's thinking has now culminated in his latest work: Oedipus and Beyond.

The title of the book is actually ill-chosen: It does not do justice to the scope of the inquiry. While Greenberg does devote a chapter to (an interpersonalist's view of) the Oedipus complex, the book is hardly about the Oedipus complex. The book is nothing short of a critique of Freud's drive theory as well as structural theory.

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